Some issues in fundraising arise time and again. They are unique to our situation but not to development.
At Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners, we are often asked when an organization is ready for a campaign, who is right to chair a major fundraising drive, how to select a consultant, what a case statement should contain and where to find the donors who will make our campaign successful. To address these and other critical questions, we have written a host of invaluable guides to great practice.
We hope you will enjoy these pieces and encourage you to contact us with new subjects you need addressed in your organization.
Stress & Strain Assessment Form
I’ve developed an instrument to test the factors and situations in your job that can cause stress, struggle, and perhaps make you less effective. The instrument is absolutely complete. I don’t think I’ve left anything out. Be quick to let me know if you would have a factor to add. I want to hear from you after you give yourself a grade.
If you score 50 or below, I’ll send you a copy of my book, EXCEL! as a special bonus. It means you’re one happy person. You’re working hard and having fun. Click on READ MORE to download the PDF. Email me your results.
Sublime Leader Assessment
What does it take to be a sublime leader of a fundraising staff? How effective a leader are you? This document provides benchmarks for your Leaders-Quotient.
Board Meeting Evaluation Sample
From New York General Hospital Foundation. View and download this PDF
Raising Funds in Tough Times
There is no “perfect moment” to raise money. There is no such thing as a time when all possible factors are in your favor.
But there are some surprising and significant advantages to raising funds in hard times. This may surprise some. But we find that economic conditions are not a prime factor in the success of raising funds or in a campaign. Philanthropy has been one of the most stable factors in the economy, year in and year out. From the time we’ve been keeping records, philanthropy has increased steadily, each year more than the year before.
How to Choose the Right Fundraising Firm?
Follow the 15 guidelines in this piece and you simply can’t miss. It takes you through each critical area you have to examine before choosing your consulting partner. Your campaign and fundraising program is too important to leave to chance. Fax us requesting a printed color copy +1.312.222.9411 or email us.
Selecting the Right Fund Raising Counsel
It’s the one way certain that you can be sure your Selection Committee chooses precisely the right fundraising counsel for your particular situation. We have a certain bias as to which firm it should be! But you would never know it from this 4-page comprehensive foolproof guide. Fax us requesting a printed color copy +1.312.222.9411 or email us.
The Assessment of Campaign Timing
This is the most remarkable instrument you have ever worked with in assessing the timing and potential for success of your campaign. It pinpoints your readiness. We call it Assessment of Campaign Timing–ACT for short. We have field tested it for accuracy. Seven pages including a rating scale. Fax us requesting a printed color copy (312) 222-9411 or email us.
How to Make Certain You Have a Winning Fundraising Campaign?
Here are 13 criteria that will help assure you have a winning campaign. Answer these and you have a fail-proof program. Start counting your money! Fax us requesting a printed color copy +1.312.222.9411 or email us.