Author: Ellen Bristol
Compassion and Accountability: How They Drive Donor Engagement
Let’s talk about compassion. Dictionary.com says it is “a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.” I think that’s the basis for true philanthropy, a word which means “love of mankind.” Philanthropy means showing compassion for those stricken by misfortune, […]
The Keys to Retaining Your Fundraising Staff, Featuring Ellen Bristol on The Nonprofit MBA Podcast
https://youtu.be/XBMDx2QzSgA Fundraising is critical to every nonprofit’s success; it requires many tactics that involve proper management of the fundraisers to achieve your organisation’s overall mission. Retaining your fundraising staff is ultimately important as it provides stability and sustainability in your fundraising efforts. In this podcast, Ellen Bristol from Bristol Strategy Group, Inc. and Stephen Halasnik […]
What Nonprofit Leaders Can Learn from a Seafood Restaurant
Joe’s Stone Crab is a 109-year-old family business, founded as a lunch counter by Joe Weiss and his wife Jennie. Over the years, Joe’s has grown to become the largest, most profitable independent restaurant in the country. The fourth generation is currently in leadership and the fifth generation is in training. It’s worth reading their […]
Annual Giving: Top Insights from Bristol Strategy Group’s Educational Panel with NXUnite
Do you want to make fundraising efforts more effective? Learn about ways to improve your annual giving strategy.
Ideal Donor Profile: Key to Fundraising Success
Why do you need an Ideal Donor Profile? Because if you don’t have one, you could be wasting scarce, precious time chasing the wrong prospects.
What Fundraising Can (and Should) Learn from Sales
Want to improve your fundraising results? Learn what sales can teach you. Our Leaky Bucket research reveals key lessons nonprofit management can learn from sales management. And you don’t have to sacrifice your principles.
Connect with Your Supporters on Social This Holiday Season
Learn how to best utilize different social media features to foster deeper connections with your supporters during the holiday giving season with these tips.
How do I know I’ve been successful this year?
Nonprofit leaders and managers need to know how successful they’ve been so they can plan wisely. Yet our research shows they DON’T. Find out why.
Another Productivity Secret: Do NOTHING
Another secret to fundraising productivity: do nothing! Overtired and overworked? Even if you can’t take two weeks off, try these ideas for mini-vacations.
Secrets to Overcoming the “Overhead Myth”
Are you still ‘buying’ the overhead-ratio myth? Even worse, are your donors or grantmakers buying it? Keeping your overhead artifically low is a route to disaster. Here are a few secrets for overcoming the Overhead Myth in your nonprofit. Adopt them and see how much more impact you can achieve.