Leaving AgencyND

Almost six years ago, I started working in higher ed web marketing. In two weeks, I start a new job in a different career path.

November 11, 2011 — 2 Comments

Announcing: Non-Profit Chas

I’ve launched a new website at where I’ll share my experiences and theories on non-profit marketing, fundraising, and management. I will have some guest authors soon and, hopefully, a custom design (as opposed to the big “G” that is I...

March 09, 2008 — 0 Comments

A Naive Newcomer's View of Fundraising

Fundraising always sounded like a cushy job to me. I had this notion that it consists calling some wealthy donor up, wining and dining him, and collecting a huge check. Of course, that’s not how it works. It’s not about doing business over drinks or dinner. It’s about building a...

February 28, 2008 — 0 Comments

Zero to fundraising in how many seconds?

That’s right, we haven’t been fundraising. I cringe when I read articles about how to keep fundraising during a recession because we weren’t even doing this when the economy was strong! We used to get our funding from one major agency, but that has dried up and left us wondering...

February 24, 2008 — 0 Comments

Fundraising from the Marketing Department

I believe that fundraising and marketing are really about the same things: telling a story and building a relationship. Having worked in a marketing world for my relatively short career, I volunteered to chair our new marketing committee at our Camp Fire council. This makes sense, as I’m f...

February 24, 2008 — 0 Comments

From the Expert: Fundraising Tips

During this unintentional hiatus of mine, I’ve spent a good chunk of my time on Camp Tannadoonah and Camp Fire USA stuff. One focus is non-profit fundraising. To wrap my mind around this strange concept, I’ve been talking to experts to get their advice and learn from them.Recently, I ...

May 16, 2007 — 1 Comment

Non-Profit Marketing: Camp Fire USA

I recently posted a quote about non-profit marketing that got at least a few people thinking. It was really more about fundraising, but in a non-profit that relies on development work, fundraising is marketing. But because many (too many) non-profit workers have little or no marketing experience,...

April 04, 2007 — 0 Comments