To Ask or Not to Ask, That is the Question

To Ask or Not to Ask, That is the Question

By Amy Liefer, President, Prosper Advising, Inc. Fundraisers all share one thing in common: We love to score the big ask! It’s what gets our hearts pumping and adrenaline flowing. Making the BIG ask is a rush. But sometimes not making the ask is what makes us better fundraisers. Fundraising is so much more than […]

Grant writers beware: The pitfalls of forcing a grant to fit

Grant writers beware: The pitfalls of forcing a grant to fit

By Amy Liefer, President, Prosper Advising Grants and foundation funding can’t be overlooked for many nonprofit organizations (NPOs). It’s one of the cornerstones of funding for programs, but it can also be a pitfall if not applied for carefully. Grant writers for NPOs can get caught in the mindset that the most important thing is […]

4 Things Your Nonprofit Should Do Today

4 Things Your Nonprofit Should Do Today

By Amy Liefer, President, Prosper Advising, Inc. It’s a new week and a new month, so what steps are you taking to create fundraising success? By doing these five easy things, you will create a donor pipeline which will build your fundraising program and bring success with it. Pick up the phone! Make a point […]

Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day from Prosper Advising! We’re taking a break from our blog this week to enjoy the long holiday. Please check back next week for our new entry!

Employees Can Drive Campaign Support

Employees Can Drive Campaign Support

By Amy Liefer, President, Prosper Advising, Inc. When organizations look at the makeup of their donor base and total funds raised it is likely employees account for a very small portion of the total. While the dollar amount is small, the impact and importance of employee giving is big. This is true with all types […]

Fundraising is About the Right Relationships. Period.

Fundraising is About the Right Relationships. Period.

  By Amy Liefer, President, Prosper Advising, Inc. If you look around the nonprofit world these days you are likely to catch several buzzwords flying about. Words and phrases like millennial, ROI, amplify, infographics, and collective impact are popping up in conversation and blogs everywhere. Even buzzword is a buzzword. Sometimes I think we – […]

Right Size Your Board

Right Size Your Board

By Amy Liefer, President, Prosper Advising, Inc. Next time you have a free minute, Google the phrase “roles of nonprofit boards.” There are hundreds of articles you can read all about roles, responsibilities, board basics, etc. And as far spread as the resources are, so is the knowledge shared. Some suggest board members serve in […]

Welcome

Welcome

Welcome to Prosper Advising! Today is the official launch of our new, full service development firm. After spending a combined 45 years working and volunteering in the fundraising trenches, John and I have created a fundraising consulting firm based on all the things we wish we had during our fundraising experiences. We are committed to […]