Category: Events

January 16, 2019

Need some help finding sponsors and/or donors for your upcoming golf tournaments or other events for 2019?

With golf season and other outdoor events beginning over the next few months, I would like to share some information with you regarding the difference between a sponsor, donor, and gift in Kind, as some nonprofit organizations I have met with still require some clarity around this. Sponsorship –Where a business gives cash or other […]

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December 31, 2018

Happy New Year 2019

Hard to believe another year has come and gone. New Year is the time at which a new calendar year begins. Many cultures celebrate the event in some manner and the 1st day of January is often marked as a national holiday. A short search on Google highlights a plethora of rituals such as: The […]

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October 24, 2018

Being Thankful

It’s very coincidental timing in the month that includes Thanksgiving Day, as I’m just coming up on being in own professional fundraising business 8 years (I started November of 2010), and am very thankful to all the people in my life that have helped me in various ways whether business or personal over these years. […]

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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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May 17, 2018

Sponsorship Opportunities for the 15th Annual Brooks Medieval Faire August 11th and 12th, 2018

Well, it is only about three (3) months away from the 15th Annual Brooks Medieval Faire and we are hoping for another successful turnout both of participants and sponsors. For those of you who read my February Blog, the Alberta Medieval Settlement LTD is putting on the 15th Annual Brooks Medieval Faire on August 11th […]

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April 24, 2018

Is your nonprofit, or a nonprofit you are associated with, using a CRM to help benefit it; if not, why not?

I have been using Customer Relationship Management Software (CRM) since University, about 34 years ago. At that time, I was using Maximizer for business and personal. Today I use Outlook as do many of my clients and contacts. I find this system to be extremely user friendly due to all the advances they have made […]

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February 15, 2018

The Brooks Medieval Faire

Well one of the things I would never had thought about when jetting out on my own about 7 years ago as a professional fundraiser, after about 8 years of working with a few nonprofits, is all the interesting and different nonprofits I would be working with. Well, the Alberta Medieval Settlement LTD is with […]

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November 15, 2017

Trademarks

Intellectual property refers to creations of the mind: inventions; literary and artistic works; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. Intellectual property is divided into two categories: Industrial Property includes patents for inventions, trademarks, industrial designs and geographical indications. A trademark is a symbol, word, or words legally registered or established by use as […]

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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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