Tip Sheets

Blue Strike Solutions offers useful recommendations for the day-to-day tasks of a development office. This series of tip sheets is designed to help small and mid-size advocacy organizations excel at fundraising.

NEW! Is One Management Style Enough?

At a workshop I attended the other day, participants were asked to describe their management style. ‘Are you consensus-driven or top-down, permissive or autocratic?’  The way the question was posed implies that management flows in just one direction, from manager to employee. Read more. . .

Recapturing Donors Who Fade with the Moment

A really good question came up this week during our webinar on recapturing lost donors. It was about how to re-engage donors who stop (or scale back) giving once the urgency of the moment has passed. Here are five suggestions. Read more . . .

Sample Webinar to Introduce Your Board to Fundraising

Many of us our blessed with dynamic boards committed to our cause and deeply engaged in our organization’s mission. These are the people who are your best ambassadors for fundraising and outreach. Read more . . .

Reducing Overhead Costs

Sure, we all think the charity watchdogs are overbearing. They’re so high and mighty telling us nonprofits we spend too much on overhead. But, occasionally, they have a point. Maybe it's time to check our expenses a little more carefully. Read more . . .

Avoiding Errors on Your Donor List

Every development office has to be able to handle pulling together the all-important donor list. Whether you need it for an annual report, dinner program, or fundraising campaign, you want to be sure to get it right. Read more . . .

The Four Fundraising Essentials for Special Events

I'm a natural skeptic when it comes to special event fundraising. An awful lot of money gets spent on activities that often fall short of desired, or promised, results. That being said, I've also seen fundraising events work really well. Read more . .

Blue Strike Solutions - Other Resources

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