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Oh…the good ol’ days!  Do you find yourself wishing for a simple fundraising ideas and strategies?

A recent de-cluttering exercise uncovered an old Nintendo which, naturally, got us thinking about some “facts” of simple fundraising life. Fundraising life has just become over-complicated for too many of us. In other words, you are probably swimming in reports and more metrics than you know what to do with!

Flashback to the 1980’s!  A time when a simple 8-bit game system transformed a kid into a powerful boxer or a magical, flying and enemy-stomping plumber. Decades before AI and VR became things, the basics produced pure joy!

Fact #1: More bells and whistles complicate simple fundraising plans and make it difficult to execute.

Fact #2: In the world of modern video game systems, the uncomplicated version was the Nintendo Entertainment System. 8-Bits of Awesome.

Fact #3: Simple Fundraising and Simple Video Games are the best kind of fundraising and video games.

We can apply everything we learned playing old-school Nintendo Games to the world of philanthropy to help you reach your 2022 goals.


What You’ll Learn:

  • 8 ways to simple fundraising plans.
  • How to  stave off the temptation to overcomplicate and clutter your brain with tasks that won’t help move the needle
  • How to simplify your approach to soliciting your supporters for critical revenue

What You’ll Get:

  • FREE admission to this 30 minute virtual session
  • FREE 8-Bit Fundraising E-Book!

About our Expert:

Patrick Kirby, Founder of Do Good Better Consulting and a believer that “we’ve always done it this way” is the most dangerous phrase in the English language.

He cut his donor relations/nonprofit fundraising teeth as the Alumni Coordinator at the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield, MN, before trying his hand as a manufacturing sales rep to companies such as Target and Best Buy. Tired of being yelled at for uncontrollable international shipping issues in both English and Chinese, Patrick re-joined the world of nonprofit work as the Sr. Development Director at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation MN/Dakotas Chapter before taking the Chief Development Officer position at the Anne Carlsen Center.He earned his B.A. in “B.S.” (politics) at Loras College in Dubuque, IA, and is hopelessly addicted to super nerdy Sci-Fi/Fantasy novels and old school SquareSoft ® RPG Nintendo games. Patrick married out of his league to his wife Shannon, has three ridiculously adorable children named Spencer, Preston and Willow, a chunky dog named Grover, and lives in West Fargo, ND.

This is just one of many free and/or reasonably priced virtual learning events hosted by Amy De Vita, Founder of Top Nonprofits. Top Nonprofits publishes informative blog posts, helpful lists, mission statement examples , guides to build effective mission and vision statements, produces virtual learning events (including Nonprofit Changemakers)– all intended to equip busy nonprofit leaders with the tools they need to deliver on mission and improve professional development.



February 16
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST
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