January 26, 2023 Eight tips from the LGL Consultant Network
With the flurry of year-end activity behind you, the members of the LGL Consultant Network have great tips that your nonprofit can implement now to ensure that you’re set up for fundraising success in the months ahead. As consultant Felicia Terry notes, when your donor… Read Article
January 25, 2023 A guide to writing a compelling case for support
Writing a “case statement” (AKA “case for support” or “case”) gets mentioned in many trainings, books, and guides as critical to complete before seeking philanthropic support of your organization’s mission. To help you accomplish this goal, this short piece a) gives a quick overview of… Read Article
January 11, 2023 How to make tax preparation more convenient for your donors
You can make tax preparation more convenient for your donors by sending them annual statements in January. Annual statements provide your donors with a single document that includes all the information they, or their tax preparer, will need. It’s a nice way to provide your donors… Read Article
December 19, 2022 How can small nonprofits overcome hurdles to fundraising?
In this post, we're excited to share some expert tips to help small nonprofits overcome hurdles and fundraise more efficiently and effectively. When Little Green Light hosted its Meet the Author webinar with author Erik Hanberg, attendees submitted so many great questions for the Q&A portion… Read Article
December 6, 2022 How to expand and pay for your fundraising staff
To raise more money for your organization, you may need to expand your fundraising staff. But what's the right position to add, and how do you pay for it? Thankfully, we have some expert advice for you. When Little Green Light hosted its Meet the… Read Article
November 15, 2022 How often can you ask for a gift from a donor?
It's important to retain donors, but how often can you ask a donor for a gift? Is it okay to ask more than once in a year? If you're not sure, you're in good company. When Little Green Light hosted its Meet the Author webinar with author… Read Article
November 2, 2022 Do you have a system to support your planned giving program?
Planned gifts provide crucial support to nonprofits. That's why it’s important to have a simple system in place to support your planned giving program. As author Erik Hanberg notes in The Little Book of Gold, planned gifts “represent an opportunity for giving unequaled during… Read Article
October 19, 2022 How to raise money for new nonprofit programs
Fundraisers know that specifics help raise money. Asking for "a gift to help our nonprofit" is less effective than asking for "a gift of $100 to provide meals to four families this month." But what if your nonprofit wants to try a new idea or… Read Article
October 5, 2022 4 must-do’s before GivingTuesday
If you plan to participate in GivingTuesday this year, it's important to tackle these 4 must-do's in advance. 1. Build your form Create an online payment form that supporters can use to make their GivingTuesday contribution. The form should be simple and easy for donors to… Read Article
October 5, 2022 How to raise more money with effective remittance envelopes
Remittance envelopes may be the unsung heroes of a successful appeal. A well-crafted letter inspires your donors; a remittance envelope makes it easy for them to turn that inspiration into action and actually donate to your organization. The reason for this couldn't be simpler: The… Read Article