This presentation is aimed at helping startup nonprofits, or nonprofits that have languished in the shade for a long time, that want to "break out" into major gifts. With decades of hands-on experience helping relatively unknown nonprofits accomplish just this, my presentation focuses on one's mental attitude, the importance of focusing one's attention, watching (and learning from) the "for profit" business startup world, and making use of common tech tools to help nonprofit executives do more with less in the modern age. Although aimed mostly at entry-level or new nonprofits, the advice contained herein would also be helpful to what I could call older, "overweight" nonprofits that could use some streamlining as well.
Quite a bit of real life experiences are not shared in this slide deck but are shared verbally as part of the presentation.
While I have my favorite tech tools for doing more with less, there are others that certainly could be helpful. I explain my reasoning for choosing the ones with which I work every day, but acknowledge the availability of other, similar tools. They are all helpful in their own special ways. And although unwritten here, the presentation will mention a core thought: the "computer" is your brain; your devices should be selected to match your brain and its needs. Use the tools that work best for you and your nonprofit.