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My name is Donna Knotek, development director for the College of Science, University of Nevada, Reno.
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Let’s face it, there is a lot that goes into each and every gift that comes in to our organizations. It takes a multitude of moving pieces to put the development puzzle together. At least if you’re going to be … Continue reading
I read a lot of blog posts each week. And, the more I read, the more difficult it seems to be for me to be truly impressed and intrigued with a post. This week, however, I read “The Surprisingly Simple … Continue reading
For me, and for all of you who work in an educational non-profit, summer is a time when things slow down just a bit. The semester is over, commencement was a success, and campus becomes a little quieter. Even if … Continue reading
Making the ask is the ultimate goal for every development director. We spend countless days and weeks (sometimes even months or years) getting to this point. So, making sure your prospect is ready is crucial to getting the “yes” that … Continue reading
Do your board members embrace the opportunity to assist in the fundraising effort of your organization? If the answer is yes, then you should be commended! It was probably you who made the case for their assistance and put together … Continue reading
As the busy development professionals that we all are, I know how hard it is to get everything done every day. There are new prospects to meet, current donors to steward, and events to plan…..just to name a few of … Continue reading