Linda Cunning's Articles

Is Your Volunteer Director Losing Major Donors for You?

Your donor decides to come volunteer at your organization. Wonderful! Volunteers save nonprofit organizations millions of dollars a year. But the experience a donor has with your staff, and especially with your Volunteer Director or Coordinator, can actually hurt donations if you are not careful.

What Does Your Community Say About You?

You would be surprised what people say about you. Curiosity got the best of me and I looked at one of the many websites that allow a person to “grade” an organization.

How Can Social Return on Investment (SROI) Increase Your Funding?

Are you familiar with the term Return on Investment (ROI)? ROI measures the gain or loss generated on an investment versus the amount of money invested. This measurement helps us know how much profit we are seeing from a business or business investment.

How about the term Social Return on Investment (SROI)

[VIDEO] How do I get started writing grants?

Writing grants can be daunting! There are many pieces involved. But you can prepare to make your work more productive. Here are a few tips to help you get started writing grants.

[GUEST BLOG] Your message. Your means to action or a mess?

In today’s world, we have an abundance of vehicles to carry our message. We can be specific in targeting various audiences with messages that are relevant to them – which when done properly does wonders for increasing efficacy and ROI...

Are You Giving Your Supporters a Headache?

Is there an activity you do that is frustrating to no end? As a consultant I travel, a lot, and I am amazed that the travel industry can be so not customer focused...Whatever your headache is, it really is about service and convenience.

I hate wasting time. Don't you?

I will keep this blog short, since I know you are busy.

I hate wasting time.

There is so much to do and accomplish in a day, that I look for ways to streamline my work.

Can I tell you about my nightmare? you dream at night and remember your dreams in the morning? Well, I am...I thought of you when I had this recent dream. Well…it was more of a nightmare.

What New Thing Is God Doing in Your Ministry?

We get so caught up in our daily work, don’t we? Rushing around, answering emails, and all the busyness of the day that we do not slow down to reflect and perceive what God is doing in our lives and in the lives of the donors.

Are you showing genuine thankfulness to your donors?

So, how are you showing your gratitude? How is your appreciation serving the donor and not serving your organization (“We will just add a P.S. thank you to our next donor appeal…”)?

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Linda Cunning
Senior Consultant

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