Roy C. Jones

Can a Capital Campaign Hurt Your Non-profit?

Most nonprofits, like Sweet Briar, do not consider the fact that capital campaigns can hurt your annual fund and general operating budget, especially if annual fund donors are being targeted for a large percentage of the capital gifts. With nearly $200 million raised in Sweet Briar's case, they learned the...

Development Is a TEAM SPORT!

It has been a unique week.  Meeting with development professionals is always filled with surprises, but I have to tell you I was floored with the number of development pros trying to do it on their own. I met not one,  not two, but three development directors who were one person...

Show Your Donors Some Love – Use Feb. 12 to Say Thank You

Now is the time to let your supporters know how much you appreciate them. February 12 has been named nationwide on social media as Donor Love Day (#donorlove on Twitter).

What I am Thankful for… a year of thanks and giving at THANKSGIVING

I have sat down this year, face to face and personally interviewed 117 major donors. People with hearts that are so unique. People whose careers and businesses are not about amassing wealth. People who believe their purpose for living is giving. They have dedicated homes, careers and businesses to alleviate...

How 100 Cups of Coffee Could Save Your Charity

...a remarkable difference in income occurs by meeting with your financial partners... I personally met with 117 families over the last 12 months. Thanked them for their support. Listend to why they give and then tailored and "ask" based upon their desires, not mine.