Lisa Greer



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May 7, 2024

Why We Must Pay Attention to Declining Donor Retention Rates

April 23, 2024

Building a Better Board – An Excerpt from “The Essential Fundraiser’s Handbook”

March 28, 2024

Donor Trust: The Key to Successful, Sustainable Fundraising?

March 14, 2024

Nuisance Giving and Donor Sentiment

February 28, 2024

How “Pretty” can Ruin your Brand

February 6, 2024

Trickery Doesn’t Help our Sector

January 3, 2024

A Recipe for Fundraising Success

December 19, 2023

2023 Recap: My Top 10 Tips for Fundraising Success

December 5, 2023

For Fundraising Success, Stop Giving Donors Mixed Signals

November 22, 2023

Gratitude: A Special Thanksgiving Edition

October 31, 2023

Halloween Edition: Fear and Fundraising

October 10, 2023

The Joy of Collaborating

September 27, 2023

Changing our Mindset to “And”

September 13, 2023

It’s All in a Name — or Not

August 30, 2023

The Dangerous Obsession?

August 17, 2023

Sharing Some Great Ideas (From a Donor’s Perspective)

August 2, 2023

Short-term Thinking is Getting Us Into Trouble

July 18, 2023

Are we Purposely leaving Money on the Table? Heed the Wake-Up Call!

July 5, 2023

Recurring Gifts are NOT the “Poor Stepchild”

June 21, 2023

Illusion Has No Place in Philanthropy

June 5, 2023

Want to Raise More Money? Be Honest.

May 15, 2023

What We Can Learn About Fundraising From a College Tour With My Teen

April 25, 2023

Why Do New Donors Not Renew?

April 12, 2023

Unsolicited Advice About Unsolicited Gifts

March 28, 2023

My Fraught Relationship with Direct Mail

March 16, 2023

How to Spot a Dysfunctional Organization (Without a Single Conversation)

March 1, 2023

Why are we Surprised that it’s Tough to Find Volunteers?

February 15, 2023

Donors: When (And Why?) To Just Say “No”

February 2, 2023

Gratitude and Impact. Gratitude and Impact. Gratitude and Impact. Gratitude and Impact.

January 23, 2023

When Wellbeing and Fundraising are Aligned

January 4, 2023

Why I’m Obsessed with this Nonprofit

December 12, 2022

The Donors Right in Front of You

November 28, 2022

The Key to Donor Retention?

November 9, 2022

Ignore Donor Retention Rates at Your Peril

October 28, 2022

Salons – A Centuries Old Tradition

October 13, 2022

Donor Identity & the Tool Shed

September 28, 2022

Gazing into the (Immediate) Future of Fundraising

September 6, 2022

Simple Ways to Learn About Your Donors

August 23, 2022

The Short Answer to the Most Asked Question

August 9, 2022

Building Better Boards — 12 Tips for Success

July 26, 2022

Does Your Board Need an Intervention?

June 21, 2022

No Harm, No Foul? For Donor Recognition, Think Again.

June 7, 2022

Is a Pledge the Same as a Donation?

May 24, 2022

How to Lose a Good Fundraiser

May 10, 2022

How many Millennial Millionaires are on your Board?

April 28, 2022

4 Innovative – Yet Simple – Ways to Help Your Nonprofit

April 13, 2022

$160B Opportunity —Demystifying DAFs

March 30, 2022

Why Fundraising Teams Can’t Let New Tech Tools Obscure Meaningful Donor Relationships

March 15, 2022

Three New Studies You Need to Know About

March 2, 2022

Empathy, a Pandemic, and Donors