They embody our best spirit and values, and infuse our communities with far-reaching benefits. They heal, educate, shelter, protect, and nurture our humanity. And nothing drives us more at Innovative Resources Group than building on this power to affect change, improve lives, and influence public policy.
We're celebrating 22 years of strengthening a wide range of nonprofit organizations, enhancing their ability to achieve vital missions and to sustain this achievement over time. We call this “capacity building,” and never in history has the need for nonprofit capacity building and organizational effectiveness been more essential than right now.
In 2012, individual donors gave 72 percent of the record $316.23 billion given. We believe this is because nonprofits are the face of our community, champions of the common good. Donors and volunteers want to make a difference. WE DO TOO.
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NEWS! from the world of nonprofit advancement.
Why Fund-Raising is Fun
Once, I asked a class full of aspiring social entrepreneurs — all with business plans and ambitions to start nonprofits — how many of them were looking forward to fund-raising. Exactly zero hands went up. The consensus was that raising money might be a necessary evil, but it was a distraction from a social enterprise’s “real” work.
To their disappointment, I told them that today, soliciting donations is often the single biggest part of a nonprofit leader’s job. For example, I lead a research institution in Washington. Private philanthropy makes up our entire budget, so I travel every week, and the majority of my time is spent fund-raising.
Sound like fun? Actually, it is. Here’s why.Read more...