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At Blockbuster, we love getting great results for your non-profit! We believe in leading edge best practices and vigilantly research the very best ideas in fundraising today. We help you think big, think success, think planning, think donor love and think success to significance!

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WHO WE ARE

20 years of Super Successful Fundraising in the Trenches, Taking Success to Significance

WHAT WE DO

Here’s your opportunity to hang out
with an extraordinary fundraiser

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6 Learning modules

Writing Fundraising/Development Plans

Strategies for Donor Loyalty/Retention

Building MidLevel to Major Gifts

Design Super Social Media Program

Creating Great Donor Content & Communications

Year End Fundraising

“Joy Olson had a ‘meteoric rise’ at PBS. She started out in membership, performing so well we added “Major Gifts Officer” to her duties. Within a year, Joy was appointed development director, becoming one of the most successful Southern Oregon public television had ever seen.”

Bill Campbell - CEO (retired), SOPTV

“In her role as executive director of the Bear Creek Greenway Foundation I saw Joy set goals that were very, very ambitious, and then achieve them by implementing a well-conceived strategy. Joy, a skilled organizer, keeps her efforts efficient and on target. Joy Olson is exceptional. She is a winner who brings success to any enterprise in which she is engaged.”

John W.Snider - District Director, Congressman Greg Walden

“Joy’s accomplishments at SoHumane are staggering. She thrives on solving problems. During her tenure at Bear Creek greenway, she quickly – and we mean quickly – secured the $4 million needed to complete the last 4 miles of the Greenway. In 2011, when we were at our darkest hour, Joy worked the phones, knocked on doors, and practically went from house to house to find the money needed to keep the doors open and secure a financially sustainable future for SoHumane.”

Kenn Altine - Executive Director, SoHumane

“I recently had the opportunity to attend an intensive development/fundraising training class with Joy Olson. As a new development director I can say without hesitation it was time well spent. Joy has such an impressive background and is an absolute master of best practices when it comes to fundraising and development. If you are looking for the highest caliber of fundraising and development experience I suggest you contact Joy. She has a proven track record of extraordinary results.”

Karen Evans - Development Director, SoHumane

LATEST  YOUTUBE VIDEOS

ENGAGING AND RE-ENGAGING YOUR DONORS

Spring has Sprung now is the perfect time to spring into action to engage or re-engage our donors. because we all know that June is just right for romancing your donors! Her’s how!

BUILDING DONOR RELATIONSHIPS ONLINE

In today’s ‘wired’ world, your Development job of Donor Stewardship or ‘Building Donor Relationships’ must include online techniques and tactics! Your donors are hearing from many worthy nonprofits via their web connections so get in there and get your donors attention, confidence, and trust with this help!

DOUBLE YOUR EMAIL RESULTS WITH THIS TIP

You’re gonna love these online tips! Add these tips to your online donor emails and watch your results spiral to new heights! Enjoy, Joy

BE MOBILE FRIENDLY BECAUSE YOUR DONORS ARE ON THEIR PHONE!

Mobile Web Browsing Continues To Rise In Popularity.  There’s no time to waste when it comes to optimizing your nonprofit website for the Mobile Web.  Roughly three-quarters of Americans (77%) now own a smartphone, with lower-income Americans and those ages 50 and older exhibiting a sharp uptick in ownership over the past year, according to a Pew Research Center survey.  After a modest decline between 2013 and 2015, the share of Americans with broadband service at home increased by 6 percentage points in 2016.  Nearly seven-in-ten Americans now use social media.  http://www.pewresearch.org/…/2017/01/12/evolution-of-techn…/

2017 LACKLUSTER FUNDRAISING REPORT

The 2017 FEP Giving Effectiveness Report, (http://afpfep.org), which I read last weekend prompted this video and the video seems very somber, but so is the news! I personally trust this report due to the fact that 4 superstars, Bloomerang, DonorPerfect, eTapestry and Neon put it the data together with nearly 11,000 nonprofits participating! Fundraisers, you need to read this report and adjust your fundraising!  We are certainly not making forward-like fundraising strides!

STORYTELLING TECHNIQUES THAT MOTIVATE YOUR DONORS TO TAKE ACTION

Telling your organization’s STORY has never been more important! It’s up to you to grab attention, grab empathy, and grab heartfelt donor connection, sometimes in minutes! Want to know how? Watch now!

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About Joy Olson

I started my career as a stockbroker and after 17 stressful years so looked forward to the feel-good and do-good non-profit world. I am a competitor and did my first triathlon at 40 later becoming an age-group world class triathlete. My first marathon was a few years ago in Paris with my Rotarian friends. I loved being a mother of 2 sons and am crazy in love with my pets, currently four dogs and three cats. I love huge challenges and prefer turnaround situations where getting money in the door is critical. I love having a Plan A with a good back-up Plan B to make sure it happens. Planning is Critical. A true passion of mine in the development field the past six years is social media, I think it is the new wave and direction of fundraising in the world and I embrace it. Now I love being at the point to quantify the results. And finally it is with great pleasure and satisfaction to make my experiences available and scalable for anyone out there who has the passion and the inclination to make the world a better place by becoming an expert fundraiser! Here’s to you and I hope your hearts will help change the world.

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Could YOU use 12 fabulous “last-minute” fundraising secrets in these final 12 days of 2016?

Would YOU love to blast by your 2016 fundraising goals? No problem if you follow these 12 tactics NOW.

Here is your checklist, a 12 step blueprint to your fundraising year-end celebration!

Donors, now more than ever,  want to trust your organization! They want to know where you’re going to use the money, will it be wasted? Will you let them know that their gift has impact? They want to trust you. You must be able to answer these questions.

Today, Transition and Succession is certainly the topic uppermost on our minds.

Fundraising Takeaway #1 from Election is Graceful Transition and Succession

Our Daily Tip today asks the question, “Does Your Nonprofit Have Succession Plan in Place?”

BlueAvocado blog advises us on 6 steps to address now for a good non-profit transition plan.

http://www.blueavocado.org/content/succession-planning-nonprofits-all-sizes

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