Category: Mitch Ravvin

September 12, 2018

Why Testimonials are so important to your nonprofit and/or business

Testimonials are so important to your nonprofit and/or business for so many reasons and these are just a few: • They help build trust and credibility. Testimonials allow your satisfied customers to step forward and address the questions and objections that fill the minds of your prospective buyers for you. Then their anxious minds are […]

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July 25, 2018

Monthly Giving

The benefits of the Monthly Giving Program offer many benefits to both the donor and the nonprofit: • Monthly Giving programs make donations easier • Increased giving and donations • Increased Retention Rates • Low Administration Costs • Predictable Income • Better Communication • Engaging Younger Donors • Environmentally friendly I don’t disagree that many […]

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June 8, 2018

Is it Time to Hire a Consultant?

I don’t normally do this, as I like to create as much of my own content as I can to share with my clients, prospects, and monthly Blog audience; however, I read an article last month by the Champion Group, a fundraising consultant business in Birmingham Alabama, that I just had to connect with and […]

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March 21, 2018

One thing is for sure in business, change just keeps on happening 😊

I love my work as a professional fundraiser! I also loved working in commercial real estate and being an investment advisor too, but when you are able to combine your love of helping others with your interest in finance/business, it really is the best of two worlds! So much has happened in the past 15 years […]

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June 19, 2017

The importance of community events

Spring is here and so is the event fundraising season! Events that raise money for causes and nonprofits can take many forms from 5k runs and walk-a-thons to endurance bike rides. In recent years, nonprofits have expanded these activities to include mud runs, polar plunges, even head-shaving! But just like any large undertaking, planning a […]

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May 11, 2017

The importance of volunteering

Recently my partner Sharon and I volunteered for a neat nonprofit, Food for Peace, at Ronald McDonald House. Food For Peace describes themselves as a group of volunteers that enjoy bringing FREE healthy, environmentally friendly meals to the masses to enjoy, educate and improve their strength of community, recognizing everybody’s right to clean, healthy, sustainable, […]

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September 22, 2016

The Power of Video Marketing – Part 2

I keep reading so many interesting articles on video marketing,  I thought it would be worth while to do a follow up to my August blog. So here is my September Blog entitled: The Power of Video Marketing – Part 2. In addition to highlighting video’s immense marketing power, I thought it would give me […]

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August 10, 2016

The Power of Video Marketing

I am now near the end of my 6th year in my business and have wanted to do a video since I began my business in November of 2010. Well, thanks to Travis E Cross, Producer/Director of Grand Cross Media, this dream has now become a reality. I’m really pleased at the final iteration of […]

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June 15, 2016

How to hire the “right” professional fundraiser for your project:

Here are a few points worth thinking about before a nonprofit hires a professional fundraiser for a project with which they require support. These points are worth considering regardless of the type of fundraising project i.e. special event, annual or capital campaign, researching & grant writing, or finding donors and/or sponsors for your programs and […]

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April 15, 2016

Get out there!

You might be wondering who starts a Blog post with this type of energy – “Get out there!”? These words come to my mind when I think about my move to Toronto in the mid-80’s when the economy was pretty tough in Alberta and I was working for a large real estate company there. A […]

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