law offices of ling li, p.c.

74-19 43rd ave #2fl
elmhurst, new york 11373

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  • LA Home to Equality Seekers
    Wednesday Dec 12, 2012

    Top 10 DMAs in which adults say equality for all is extremely important to them.

    1. Los Angeles, CA
    2. New York, NY
    3. Miami – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    4. Detroit, MI
    5. El Paso (Las Cruces), TX-NM
    6. Davenport – Rock Island – Moline, IA-IL
    7. Monterey – Salinas, CA
    8. Tampa – St. Petersburg(Sarasota), FL
    9. San Francisco – Oakland – San Jose, CA

    10. Tucson (Sierra Vista), AZ

    Source: GfK MRI’s 2011 Market-by-Market Study

    This brief initially appeared in MarketingDaily on December 7.

    Source: Media Post: MAD LA
  • The Must-Do First Step in Creating a Profitable Fundraising Plan
    By Gail Perry - Friday Jun 23, 2017

    A fundraising assessment. A development office audit. A SWOT of your fundraising program.

    What are these things?

    They're the first step to creating a killer fundraising strategy that can unlock your fundraising potential.

    No kidding.

    Before you can create a strategy and a plan of execution, you have to step back and assess where you are.

    This is time to calmly, dispassionately take stock, examine what you have to work with, and evaluate how well things are working.

    A fundraising assessment gives you the opportunity to look at your fundraising program analytically.

    Without emotion. Without drama. No more crisis mode fundraising!

    A Fundraising Assessment can tell you a lot.

    • You can identify current successes and where you can build them up.
    • You can identify where the easy money might be that you are missing.
    • You can identify unproductive time wasters like certain fundraising events, that are not worth the trouble.

    5 Steps to a Thoughtful Fundraising Assessment

    1. Pull together your data.

    What does your data tell you?

    What are the trends?

    How about the numbers of current donors  - are they trending up or down?

    How about your donor renewal rates and donor attrition?

    Event attendees? How about the number of donors in your annual gift clubs?

    What about major gifts? Are you tracking Major Gift visits and asks?

    You know what I love about data? The numbers don't really lie. They are pretty straightforward, in black and white.

    Always start with the data when you want to make a plan. 

    2. Ask the tough questions.

    When you do a fundraising assessment you have permission to ask politically awkward questions.

    You can ask Cage Rattling Questions like:

    Can we be honest about what's working and what's not working?

    Are we wiling to ditch unproductive programs?

    You can get an entire list of "tough questions" to ask about your fundraising strategy in last week's post here.

    3. Assess each fundraising program's current results.

    Review all your various fundraising programs - mailings, events, major gifts, grants, corporate and foundation support, digital strategies. What results are you getting?

    • What's working well? What's working not so well?
    • What trends are on the rise?
    • What strategies are not paying off like they used to?

    You should be able to see where your opportunities might be if you shift your focus.

    You might be able to add resources somewhere and receive a significant jump up in revenue.

    Don't forget to assess other aspects that impact your fundraising success:

    It can be fun - and enlightening - to step back and evaluate everything.  Include your board in this discussion! 

    4. Identify your fundraising challenges.

    Yes, challenges are a part of life.

    If you want to know how much you can raise, you must be willing to acknowledge what's not working so well.

    • Are there people who are impediments to good fundraising?
    • What's NOT working? Where are you wasting time?
    • Are you losing too many donors each year?
    • Have you cut your fundraising budget and staff but not your fundraising expectations?
    • Is your staff totally run ragged?
    • Is your signature event losing steam?

    Just be realistic.

    Please.

    Wistful thinking is not going to raise your money!

    Being realistic will lead to smart decisions and planning.

    Being realistic will help you sleep at night too.

    Always try to turn your challenges into your opportunities!

    5. Identify your fundraising opportunities.

    Every organization has special opportunities. What are yours?

    Perhaps you have:

    • A great location in town.
    • A cause that is suddenly very popular.
    • Were you recently in the news?
    • A very popular gala or event.
    • A new CEO or leader.
    • New internet or social media talent joining your team.
    • Is your board suddenly interested in helping?

    Take a look around. You might find some surprises you can play up and run with.

    Sometimes amazing results can happen by building on opportunities.

    Can you form a coalition? Can you build on key relationships?

    Be alert. Be strategic. Be opportunistic, even.

    Maybe a key relationship can offer opportunities to catapult your organization to a whole new level.

    Pull it all together in your Fundraising Assessment.

    • How effective is our current fundraising plan?
    • Where can we increase your fundraising revenue streams?
    • Where do we need to focus time, energy and resources?
    • Where can we increase our efficiency?

    Bottom Line: What's holding YOU back from raising big money?

    I can help you answer these questions with my Highly Profitable Fundraising Planning Toolkit.

    You have a template to perform your own SWOT and Fundraising Assessment of your own program.

    You'll have a 10-Point set of checklists to help you determine where your best opportunities are.

    I'll help you step back from the weeds and look at how you can raise money in new and better ways.

    When you create a smart, strategic Fundraising Plan for the coming year, you'll be organized. You'll be happier. And your organization will raise more money!

    QUESTION: what are your challenges with your own Fundraising Assessment?

    Leave a comment and let us know!

     

    The post The Must-Do First Step in Creating a Profitable Fundraising Plan appeared first on Fired-Up Fundraising with Gail Perry.

    Source: Fired-Up Fundraising with Gail Perry
  • Your funny, interesting, smart (and humble) best friend Assistant
    Thursday Jun 8, 2017

    Source: The Official Google Blog
  • With Health Law in Flux, Insurers Scramble to Meet Filing Deadline
    By REED ABELSON - Wednesday Jun 21, 2017

    Anthem, a major player in the Obamacare exchanges, announced that it would withdraw from Wisconsin and Indiana next year, along with Ohio.

    Source: NYT > Home Page
  • Charter promised more broadband but didn’t deliver, now must pay fine
    By Jon Brodkin - Thursday Jun 22, 2017

    21,000 NY customers did not get broadband on schedule, despite merger promise.

    Source: Ars Technica
  • This Morning with Gordon Deal March 27, 2017
    By info@compassmedianetworks.com (Compass Media Networks) - Monday Mar 27, 2017

    Republicans turn to Democrats after health bill failure, what happens to the ACA now and Double amputee, Marine veteran sworn-in as N.Y. police officer.

    Source: The Wall Street Journal: Wall Street Journal This Morning
  • New York City and James Blake Resolve Excessive-Force Claim
    By BENJAMIN MUELLER - Wednesday Jun 21, 2017

    As part of the deal with the former pro tennis player, the city will create a new position within the agency that investigates police misconduct.

    Source: NYT > Home Page
  • Is Your Organization Aiming for the Fundraising Bull’s Eye?
    By Gail Perry - Friday May 26, 2017

    Where are you with your fundraising plans?

    Are you playing the fundraising "dart game" by any chance?

    There's a game that many nonprofits play called “Aim for the Fundraising Bull’s Eye.”

    It’s the game of searching, searching for the fundraising strategy that will finally pay off.

    The problem is - that it’s a guessing game.

    When you have to guess your way to increased fundraising contributions and gifts - it’s doubtful that you’ll actually hit the bulls eye.  

    Let’s have a bit of fun and see where your organization stacks up in the “Aim for The Fundraising Bull’s Eye” game.  :)

    Let’s see how efficient and effective your own fundraising plans, strategies and tactics are.

    Outer Ring Fundraising

    When your darts keep hitting the outer ring, alas, you're clearly in a “Hit or Miss” situation.

    Your “strategy” — if you can call it that — is all over the place.  Just like these old darts.

    And your fundraising is floundering as a result. Here's what's probably happening: 

    • Your organization sets fundraising goals in a vacuum, based on various people’s personal opinions and preferences. (“I can’t stand direct mail!”) 
    • Your board is detached and disengaged. They are uncomfortable with the idea of fundraising - which they equate with “asking for money.”
    • Your organization’s leadership is also nervous about fundraising - so there’s a distant relationship with fundraising staff. 
    • Your organization’s donors think they are personally treated like ATMs. Not a great recipe for long-term relationships!

    Inner Ring Fundraising

    You are moving toward the bull's eye on the dart board. Your fundraising plans are a work in progress.

    • You’re getting more internal people involved in the discussion, so there is broader support for fundraising among your colleagues.
    • Your board is more engaged. They are all donating, and they understand the importance of opening doors and making connections with their active and affluent friends.
    • Leadership gives fundraising staff a voice at the table. They listen and try to understand you. No one is coming at you at the 11th hour to fund a program you weren’t a part of from the start.
    • You’re thanking your donors. Quickly and with feeling. That’s good. They are beginning to feel like they are not exactly one-night stands as far as your organization is concerned.

    Bull's Eye Fundraising

    There’s a strong culture of philanthropy within your organization.

    • In the fundraising department, there's a plan everybody is following. 
    • Messaging is consistent and donor-centered. 
    • Direct mail folks aren’t afraid to turn “their” names over to major gifts, and major gifts regularly funnels names to planned giving.
    • Programs, marketing and communications, fundraising are all working collaboratively.
    • The lines of communication with leadership are open and flowing; your CEO is engaged with donors and supporting your team’s goals at all times.

    Your board is totally on board.

    • They’re engaged and excited about your mission - ready to take action and go to work.
    • They GIVE! Big and regularly.
    • They make introductions and use their connections to open doors.
    • They understand fundraising and are willing to be part of it (in ways that include asking but other ways as well).

    Your donors are happy.

    • Some have deep relationships with your organization.
    • You speak a donor-centered language.
    • You bless them with the opportunity to give, rather than trying to hit them with a hello and run away with their money.

    And a bonus sign that you’re in the bull’s-eye?

    • You’re raising money.
    • Awesome amounts of money. Mega-amounts. More money than you ever thought possible.
    • All because you are working from well-structured fundraising plans.

    If you hit the bull’s-eye — GREAT! And congratulations!

    But even if your dart ricocheted off the target, took off someone’s ear and flattened a tire in the parking lot, you can turn things around.

    Fundraising Plans Save The Day

    It all starts with a plan that everyone agrees on.  Then you can sleep at night. 

    If you need help creating a sane fundraising plan that will:

    • Help you focus your time and energy.
    • Control the flow of work in your office.
    • Protect you from your leadership’s fundraising “idea of the month.”
    • Allow you to be proactive rather than reactive.
    • Allow you to build confidence in your fundraising program.

    Then check out my brand new Highly Profitable Fundraising Toolkit.

    You'll get the templates, worksheets and 4 hours of video training with me to help you and your team MAX OUT your fundraising potential.

    Find out more here about my Highly Profitable Fundraising Toolkit.

    Let's have some fun, lay down some terrific plans and change the world together!

     

     

    The post Is Your Organization Aiming for the Fundraising Bull’s Eye? appeared first on Fired-Up Fundraising with Gail Perry.

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