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Andrea Holthouser

Personal Fundraising Coach

Andrea is a creative problem-solver dedicated to helping nonprofit leaders meet and exceed their fundraising goals. A dynamic coach, she has twenty years of experience in developing innovative strategies to exceed goals.

Help! A Long-Time Donor Snubbed Us 

November 27, 2019

By: Andrea Holthouser

My organization has a donor who has been with us for more than 7 years, always at the $1000-$1400 level (annual gift). This year they gave $40. I’m considering contacting them to find out why (obviously I would ask this in a nice way). I’m wondering if there’s something we did wrong or could do… Read More

Help! My President Micromanages Me 

November 20, 2019

By: Andrea Holthouser

I just joined my organization (6 months ago) and I don’t like the way our president treats me. I feel like I can never do anything right. And there’s no point in doing trying anyway – he’s just going to redo my work and tell me how bad a job I’m doing. Since he basically… Read More

Help! My Colleague Rants on Facebook 

November 13, 2019

By: Andrea Holthouser

I’m in a higher-up development position at a nonprofit that doesn’t have a social media policy. I’ve noticed the head of our marketing/communications engaging in some non-professional Facebook activity. For example, arguing over political posts and sharing problematic rants. So far this is only taking… Read More

Help! I’m a Fundraiser Who Hates Fundraising 

November 6, 2019

By: Andrea Holthouser

I’m a new development director at a tiny nonprofit. I love my organization but I feel like I’m failing a little in my position because I hate, hate, hate asking people for money. What are some strategies for getting over my anxiety? I also have to meet with donors so I have to ask in-person,… Read More

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