Thank and GIVE 5: Strategic Philanthropy Done Right

It’s November, a time to give thanks, which many of us do by giving to others. At Campaign Consultation, Inc. founders Linda Brown Rivelis, President, and Steven Rivelis, CEO, have woven the spirit of giving into the fabric of their business and celebrated the season through its GIVE 5 initiative.

Through this annual program, Campaign Consultation grants five percent of its pre-tax profits to social causes and social profit organizations selected by employees.

Each employee pitches a proposal for a cause or organization about which they are passionate and makes a recommendation for an amount that they believe would make …read more

How to Raise $20,000 in 64 Minutes

Matthew Inman is the creator of The Oatmeal, a series of online web comics. Why should you take a minute to learn from him today? Two reasons:

This summer raised $20,000 for the National Wildlife Federation and the American Cancer Society in 64 minutes. Last month he raised $1,370,511 to save Nikola Tesla’s laboratory and build a museum in his honor.

Matthew Inman was so successful at fundraising because he has been building an active following since 2009. He proves that building an audience can make it easier to solicit support and is the key to successful online campaigns. Your …read more

Email Still Going Strong

When building your digital communications plan, don’t underestimate the power of simple email. Advances in marketing automation and data segmentation have led to stronger email programs that are more personalized and relevant to recipients. Research performed by the Direct Marketing Association indicates that there is evidence of improvement in US email open rates and clickthrough rates (CTR) for both in-house and prospect-intended emails in 2012, as compared to 2010.

Best piece of advice for using email: Separate your emails into current donors and future prospects.

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What Do Volunteers Want from You?

Volunteers are a valuable commodity for any organization and when you are able to attract good volunteers you want to be able to keep them. Here are 9 steps you can take to make certain your volunteers remain with the program:

Be prepared. Be ready for your volunteer with a job description, a place to work, proper equipment, and something to do immediately. Offer an enthusiastic welcome. Introduce your volunteer to the staff and other volunteers. Give a tour of your site and point out important features or places of interest (where to get lunch, for instance.) Show that you …read more

So, tell me, what do you do?

What do you say when someone asks, “What do you do?” Be prepared with an elevator speech and you can make friends for yourself, your organization, or your business. Here are five tips to help you perfect your elevator speech:

1. Find the sweet spot.

Instead of dealing in vague descriptions like, “I’m in IT” focus on the problems you solve…” I help people stay connected to their stakeholders.”

2. Speak like a human being.

Be aware that not everyone understands your industry’s jargon and acronyms.

3. Exude confidence

No matter how obscure your job, organization or company, begin with …read more

Welcome to Resources Now!

Resources Now! is Campaign Consultation, Inc.’s venue to …

Highlight emerging challenges and innovative strategies Share valuable resources, and Connect like-minded individuals …

… for raising resources to build stronger organizations.

Campaign Consultation, Inc will help you find and create long-term sustainable organizations. To move towards this goal, we will identify proven successful strategies in the areas of fundraising, communications and marketing.

To create a venue for these dialogues to occur we are launching on the web.

We invite you to check out the site, comment on our posts, and tell us about issues, efforts, individuals and organizations that …read more