Get Paid for Your Fundraising Expertise by Writing for Expert Fundraiser

Want to get paid twice for being a fundraiser?

Write for Expert Fundraiser.

Alan Sharpe, our publisher, is ready to pay you a one-time flat fee or an ongoing royalty for putting your knowledge of fundraising down on paper.

If you are an expert in at least one area of fundraising, and if you know enough to write a how-to guide on your topic, Alan wants to hear from you.

If your area of specialization is one that Alan feels is in high demand, he will commission you to write a special report, handbook or ebook on your topic, and pay you for your efforts.

Here are the topics that Expert Fundraiser needs your help with:

  • Raising money from local businesses
  • Facebook fundraising
  • How to run a silent auction
  • How to manage third-party fundraising events
  • How to use social media to raise money for your next special event
  • How to get free radio, TV and print publicity for your charity or event
  • How to organize and run a walkathon or run
  • How to organize and run a fundraising dinner
  • How to organize and run a fundraising gala
  • 101 products to sell at your next fundraiser
  • How to raise funds with online peer-to-peer tools and team fundraising webpages
  • How to use YouTube for fundraising
  • Where to look for grants
  • How to write a grant proposal
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If you have written (or are willing to write) a book, handbook, textbook or other helpful resource, learn how you can get paid in for your expertise by writing for Expert Fundraiser.

Win Board Approval for Your Fundraising Budget by Calculating Your Long-Term Donor Value

By Alan Sharpe, CFREThe ten dumbest words ever spoken in the English language are: “We don’t have money in our fundraising budget for that.”

The people who say this most often are board members. Uninformed board members. Timid board members. Board members who don’t understand that charitable organizations live or die by their donors, and that you and I must spend money to acquire, steward, upgrade and retain our donors.

The surest way to win board approval for your donor acquisition and stewardship budget is to know your long-term donor value. [Read more…]

Why Lifetime Donor Value is the Most Important Metric in Fundraising

By Alan Sharpe, CFRENothing says more about the success of your fundraising program than the lifetime value of your average donor.

Average lifetime value, of course, is the gross income you receive from your typical donor during the time the donor is giving to your charity.

Donors to your charity give different amounts. Some give a lot. Some give a little. Some give often, some give seldom. Some give one gift. Others give multiple gifts. Some give for a year. Others give for decades. Some give through one channel (direct mail, for example). Others give through multiple channels (direct mail, online, phone, special events).

Your goal as a fundraiser is to figure out how long your average donor gives to your organization, and how much that donor gives during that “lifetime.” You should know what this number is for every fundraising channel, and for all channels combined. [Read more…]

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