Raise-funds.com is a website and resource for people charged with managing, working for, raising money for, or who are on the board of non-profit organizations. It addresses issues and ideas important to professional fund-raisers and volunteer leadership. Its principal areas of interest are the how, why, and where of raising contributed income and nurturing relationship with donors and other friends of non-profit organizations. Areas covered include learning to be a development officer, organizing fund-raising campaigns, choosing key staff, and the responsibilities of board members and other volunteers.
Raise-funds.com is a labor of love for Tony Poderis offered out of respect and appreciation for non-profit organizations, their leadership, the volunteers who provide crucially needed support to non-profits, and the people who comprise the fund-raising profession.
Raise-funds.com offers its content free. Permission to copy is not required although appropriate credit is appreciated.
Tony Poderis was for 20 years director of development for The Cleveland Orchestra and its Summer Home, Blossom Music Center. He was responsible for Cleveland’s largest annual institutional fund-raising campaign. Since 1993, Tony has been a fund-raising consultant serving the needs of all non-profit institutions to develop and maximize their potential to raise annual, endowment, capital, and sponsorship and underwriting funds.
Tony’s experiences have won him a wide audience at hundreds of workshops in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. He has addressed every facet of raising contributed income for social service, medical, educational, religious, and cultural institutions, and has been a speaker/specialist consultant to the United States Information Agency and the Mexican Government.
He is the author of the widely used and praised book It’s a Great Day to Fund Raise, a step-by-step guide to help volunteers and professionals be as successful as possible as they carry out their fund-raising responsibilities.
Zuri Group is an organization on the cutting edge of the technology and techniques of non-profit fund-raising, but it understands that no matter what the technology, fund-raising is about asking people to support organizations in which they believe. And it understands that successful fund-raising efforts are the result of:
- Nurturing relationship with donors and prospective donors
- Superb management
- Reflection and analysis
- A team of committed fund-raisers be they professionals or volunteers
Zuri Group sponsors and provides hosting and email for Raise-Funds.com as a free service to the non-profit community and all those who encourage and support the good works of non-profit organizations.