20 Tips for 2020!

I love the New Year, new ideas, new goals, new events, so much opportunity.  Here are 20  ideas/thoughts to help you make 2020 your best year ever.

Tech TIPS:

  1. If you are not already using it, sign up for Canva.  It is the best thing to ever happen to nonprofit marketing in my opinion.
  2. Check out TechSoup.org they offer nonprofit savings on Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, Intuit QuickBooks. New and refurbished laptops and desktops, mobile hotspots, printers and more.

    Check out a how to video on You Tube.

  3. Create a Facebook ad for your next event.  The results are great, and they are very affordable.
  4. In this digital age, most people don’t have the time or energy to look out for a nonprofit to make a donation. Adopting mobile giving, allowing donors to give on the go, will make it really smooth and simple for them. You want to make it as easy as possible to give.
  5. Sign Up for the Donor Experience 101 Newsletter.  It’s a great way to keep up with new ideas, trends, and tips. Plus, I will post where I will be teaching so you can join me for new classes.


  1. Use your board to help you write thank you notes. It will make your life easier and your donor’s will love hearing from your board members.
  2. Ask your board members to bring you a connection to each meeting.
  3. Let a board members come into the office to shadow you and your team once a month.  It really helps them see how hard you work and what day to day life is really like.
  4. Make sure your board has the tools they need to be successful.  Do they need training, do they need collateral, etc…?
  5. Hold your board accountable.


  1. Ask for help!
  2. Be prepared.  There is nothing worse than having volunteers ready to serve with nothing to do.
  3. Create an assignment board.  Post things you need help with on it, so that your volunteers can easily pitch in.
  4. Educate your volunteers, make sure they understand their job and your expectations.
  5. Recognize your volunteers with a thank you at every opportunity.


  1. Evaluate 2019.  Did you accomplish your goals, is it time for a change?
  2. Set SMART goals to clarify your ideas, focus your efforts, use your time and resources productively, and achieve what you want in 2020.
  3. Set up time for you and your staff to brainstorm.  What would you do if you could do anything?
  4. Connect.  Make it one of your goals to connect with some new in your industry each month.  The fruit those relationships will bear is endless.
  5. Speaking Engagements – Sign up for one of my classes. They are full of ideas and always FUN!

I hope your 2020 is absolutely amazing!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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