How to Create Abundant Community Support

How to Create Abundant Community Support

Tips from my guest blogger, Joanne Oppelt MHA: The questions I hear most often from the nonprofit professionals I encounter are, “How do I increase community support for my cause?” and, “Where do I find people to support my agency?”  The answers, strangely enough, are not based on fundraising theory. Rather, they are based on marketing theory and adapted for fundraising.

Part II: Reputation Counts in Getting Funding

Your reputation matters! by Joanne Oppelt, MHA

What is your nonprofit’s reputation? Is it intact? What about your leadership? What is your reputation as executive director? What about the fundraising and grant liaison? What do others really think about you and your nonprofit? And what in the world does reputation have to do with grant funding? Your nonprofit’s, leadership’s, and your reputation have a lot to do with the nuances of what goes in in the funding deliberations room. The competition for resources is fierce.