Horror Stories of Fundraising: What Would You Do? (Jay Frost)

July 2022

Think you're the only one to experience a fundraising horror story? Well, Jay Frost, one of the leading voices in the sector, is here to assure you're not alone and there are ways you can avoid some of these scary situations. In episode #167 of Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership, he shares the critical importance of having processes guided by mission and vision, and policies and procedures in place to avoid your own horror stories and sustain your strategic plan. Learn how often to review your policies and procedures and with whom they're communicated to better build partnerships of trust. In discussing real fundraising horror stories, Jay identifies where things broke down, how we can learn from previous mistakes, and assure policies and procedures are in place that won't put your organization in a vulnerable position. 

"Nonprofit leaders must be diligent about the vital information they maintain and with whom it's shared."



Jay Frost has worked with thousands of organizations to identify and pursue billions in fundraising opportunities around the world over the past thirty-five years. He is recognized as one of "America's top 25 fundraising experts" by Philanthropy Media, one of the Top 8 Fundraising Influencers by Elevation Media, among the Top Twelve Excellent Fundraising Consultants by Double the Donation, and a Top 100 Charity Influencer by Onalytica. A consultant to nonprofits and an advisor to companies serving the philanthropic marketplace, Jay advises organizations at all stages of their efforts, from startup through capital campaigns. Jay is also the Host of DonorSearch's Philanthropy Masterminds Series, which has offered over 600 programs to tens of thousands of attendees since its debut in 2016. He has addressed hundreds of meetings across the US, Canada, Asia, the UK, and the Middle East.



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