Category: "Fundraising"

2020 #GivingTuesday Client Highlight
December 1, 2020
2020 #GivingTuesday Client Highlight

JMT Consulting was founded almost 30 years ago with one simple goal – to help nonprofits achieve their missions. We are immeasurably thankful for each nonprofit we have had the opportunity to serve over the years and even more thankful to bear witness to the impacts each has had in the communities they serve. This…

Two Truths and a Lie: Fundraising in a Pandemic
May 26, 2020
Two Truths and a Lie: Fundraising in a Pandemic

My dear friends, colleagues, soul sisters and brothers in the Development department… I see you. You work your tails off when times are flush, and now in the middle of this pandemic and economic fallout, you’re pushing yourself to even more extreme limits. You carry the weight of the organization’s worry within you. You pore…

The Whisper in the Ear: A Secret Fundraising Strategy for Galas
November 11, 2019
The Whisper in the Ear: A Secret Fundraising Strategy for Galas

The biggest and best gifts come from direct personal conversations built on strong relationships. But how do those relationships start? Prospective donors are not always easily accessible. As major gift fundraisers, we need to be on the lookout for opportunities to connect with our prospects. One of my favorite strategies is “The Whisper in the…

How to Set SMART Goals for a Successful #GivingTuesday
September 29, 2017
How to Set SMART Goals for a Successful #GivingTuesday

The day of global giving, #GivingTuesday 2017, is coming up. And if you want your nonprofit to optimize the world’s biggest day of giving, it’s time to start planning. We’ve already addressed some facts, figures, and tips for your #GivingTuesday campaign. Now let’s drill down into what it takes to make that campaign a success…

The #GivingTuesday Campaign Planning Timeline for Nonprofits
July 20, 2017
The #GivingTuesday Campaign Planning Timeline for Nonprofits

Excited about launching a #GivingTuesday campaign for your nonprofit but don’t really know where to start? We speak with a lot of nonprofit organizations who have good intentions for #GivingTuesday campaigns but don’t see the outcomes they’d hoped for, largely due to lack of planning. Last year, #GivingTuesday campaigns raised $168 million online in addition…

#GivingTuesday: It’s More Than a Hashtag
December 1, 2016
#GivingTuesday: It’s More Than a Hashtag

After turkey overload on Thanksgiving and shopping overload on Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, there’s a little-known holiday called #GivingTuesday.   #GivingTuesday was started in 2012 as a “global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.” But #GivingTuesday is more than a hashtag; it is the annual kickoff of charitable…

Charitable Solicitation Compliance
June 27, 2016
Charitable Solicitation Compliance

By James Gilmer, with  Harbor Compliance   As more nonprofits move toward faster, more comprehensive donor management and fundraising technology solutions, connecting with prospective and recurring donors is easier than ever. In the rush of expanding your mission and base of support, it’s easy to leave charitable solicitation compliance behind. Properly maintaining your nonprofit’s registration with…

How JMT Helps Nonprofits
February 1, 2016
How JMT Helps Nonprofits

At a recent conference, JMT’s own Andy Harleman was interviewed on a variety of topics including how JMT helps nonprofit organizations with fund accounting software for the finance department, donor management and fundraising solutions for the development team as well as a variety of other tools and services designed to help organizations manage and maximize…

The Value of Independence
April 27, 2015
The Value of Independence

There are a lot of choices in the marketplace.  The dizzying array of consumer choices and relentless marketing bombard us with claims and statements that make it hard to discern fact from fiction.  As a consumer, it is difficult to make a truly educated choice.  This is true in the business application marketplace and it…

Software vs. Solution: Why work with an independent value-added reseller versus a software publisher directly?
March 31, 2015
Software vs. Solution: Why work with an independent value-added reseller versus a software publisher directly?

If you have ever approached a software vendor about their product, it probably went something like this: “Do you have budget for a purchase?” “When do you plan to buy?” “Are you the decision-maker?” “Who is our competition?” “Have you seen a demo?” Often, there is only a mild interest in reason why you inquired…

5 Tips for Creating an Effective RFP for Business Application Software
March 10, 2015
5 Tips for Creating an Effective RFP for Business Application Software

Over the past few months we have seen a dramatic increase in organizations using RFPs and RFIs as part of their evaluation process. So, to help your organization meet the new demands of this process, we have put together a few points that will help you see around some of the pitfalls and make your…

Why Guaranteed, Fixed-Price Projects are Ideal for Nonprofits
February 24, 2015
Why Guaranteed, Fixed-Price Projects are Ideal for Nonprofits

How much is that?  Are you sure? Consultants, CPAs, attorneys and other professionals have long relied on time & materials billing as a cornerstone of project costing.  When a client approaches with a problem, they estimate the number of hours they will likely need to complete the work and then multiply that by the hourly…

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