Client Awarded Two!!! Multi-Year Grants

Don’t let durable medical equipment get tossed out into the alley!

The Harold Simmons Foundation and the W. B. and Edna Zale Foundation have both recently granted multi-year grants to increase the nonprofit’s ability to provide durable medical equipment (DME) to more clients. DME Exchange collects gently-used durable medical equipment (DME) such as wheelchairs, [...]

Glass at The Rosewood Foundation

http://www.creativeartscenter.org/news.php/

A beautiful fused glass exhibit representing four generations of Caroline Rose Hunt’s family graces the Rosewood corporate headquarters. Truly gorgeous when viewed in person! Funding from The Rosewood Foundation has been key in the growth of the glass art instruction at the Creative Arts Center of Dallas.

Fundraising Success in 2014 for DME Exchange of Dallas

Annual Report 2014

DME Exchange of Dallas serves a unique need in Dallas. They collect gently-used durable medical equipment (DME) such as wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs and home hospital beds, refurbish and sanitize the equipment and then distribute it free of charge to Dallas County residents who have a financial need, no health insurance or [...]

Carmelite NGO funded by the Raskob Foundation

A unique vision of climate change from the Carmelite NGO, http://carmelitengo.org/carm_special_issues/environment/carm_perspective/position%20statement.2.pdf”>

The work of the Carmelite NGO on climate change was recently funded by the Raskob Foundation, an independent private Catholic family foundation making grants and loans worldwide for projects and programs associated with the Catholic Church.

The Carmelite NGO, a non-governmental organization with special [...]

Client Awarded Special Grant from NBC Universal

http://www.nbcdfw.com/video/#!/news/local/NBC-Universal-Grant-Helps-Flight-School-Expand/242657781″

The Frontiers of Flight Museum’s summer flight school at Dallas Executive Airport has been awarded a $25,000 grant from NBC Universal to help kids learn about aviation and careers connected to it. The grant was one of only 3 awarded in the DFW area!

Fundraising Success!

Strong fundraising success for the Frontiers of Flight Museum, a Miller Consulting client. During the past twelve months, the Museum has received grants from The Meadows Museum, the Hoblitzelle Foundation, the Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation, Hillcrest Foundation, and The UPS Foundation. Funding helps supports the Museum’s education programs and exhibits. The [...]

Does Writing Give You the Heeby-Jeebies?

Does writing give you the heebie-jeebies? Skilled writing is a career and business necessity. Working with an experienced and skilled writer can make the difference between a successful presentation and a failed one.

Miller Consulting can help with I Need It Now – Specialty – Virtual Assistant Services.

Dallas Social Venture Partners selects Reading & Radio Resource as One of Three 2011 Finalists

Reading & Radio Resource’s proposal to Dallas Social Venture Partners (DSVP) to partner with them in a social enterprise project for Recorded Books has advanced to the final selection meeting. Here’s hoping!!

Miller Consulting Adds a New Client - Winfree Academy Charter Schools

Winfree Academy,http://www.winfreeacademy.com, is a school for students who are at risk of dropping out of high school. They can attend school in a safe environment and work with staff members who have been specifically trained to work with at-risk youth. Miller Consulting will work with Winfree on Strategic Business Development initiatives [...]

It's All in the Ask

Elisabeth Dillon/DMN Staff Photographer

From left: Donna Miller of Miller Consulting, Rob Slovak, Reading & Radio Resource board president, and Betty Hersey, executive director.

The Dallas Morning News‘ Bob Miller writes Sunday, July 10, 2011, about Reading & Radio Resource’s work with area foundations, http://dallasne.ws/rkNNKn

The Moody Foundation, the Dallas Stars Foundation, and the Delta Gamma Foundation, [...]

Client Receives $25,000 grant from Hillcrest Foundation

Reading & Radio Resource recently received a $25,000 grant from the Hillcrest Foundation in support of Reading’s Vision 2050 Campaign.  Vision 2050, a $500,000 campaign, addresses infrastructure, technology, and program excellence needs.  The Vision 2050 Case Statement and proposals are written by Donna Miller of Miller Consulting.

Why is Making a Donor Call so Scary? Instead, Remember the Joy

I’ve conducted a couple of Major Donor Cultivation training sessions recently and was reminded of the best part of fundraising. I always begin my training sessions with a question, “How did you feel the last time you gave more money or more time than might have been reasonable?” “Did you feel angry or [...]

Reading & Radio Resource receives $20,000 grant!

Reading & Radio Resource, a fundraising and public relations client, recently received a $20,000 grant from the Communities Foundation of Texas in support of Reading & Radio Resource’s Vision 2050 campaign.  You can hear more about the nonprofit organization’s radio reading service and recorded books here, http://test.readingresource.org/John_Glenn_testimony.mp3

Donna Miller Presents at the Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action National Conference

Proposal writing is a unique blend of systematic research, exacting processing, imagination, and artful writing.  And, even then, success is not guaranteed. I love the challenge and the combination of skills and am always thrilled to teach beginning fundraisers how to start, and to remind experienced fundraisers, including myself, ways to improve.  This [...]

The Best Sales/Fundraising Lesson Ever

The best sales and fundraising lesson I ever received was during my first professional job out of graduate school. I was working in a one-person office, responsible for everything from filing IRS documents, to writing concert programs, to picking up guest artists at the airport. It was easy to get lost in everyday [...]

Client receives $40,000 from The Hoglund Foundation

One of my clients, Reading & Radio Resource, recently received a two-year $40,000 gift from The Hoglund Foundation. The gift supports the campaign Vision 2050. I wrote the case statement for Vision 2050, so it is doubly exciting to see such success!

Thinking with Words

My son’s teacher recently told me that my son’s ability to “think with words” was outstanding. My knee-jerk immediate thought was “How else would one think but with words?” But there are several ways to think – spatially like engineers and architects, visually like painters, aurally like musicians, emotionally like most [...]

Foundation Grant Received

One of my fundraising clients, Reading & Radio Resource, recently received a substantial grant from the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation to support the organization’s mission of “reading for those who cannot read for themselves.”

Foundation Fundraising - Oak Cliff Chamber

Raising money for an established cause with a track record is one thing. Raising money for a new cause is another. An experienced fundraiser is invaluable in such a situation. I worked with the Oak Cliff Chamber’s Golden Oaks Awards to raise college scholarship for Oak Cliff high school students. We [...]

Major Gifts

For one organization a major gift may be $1,000. For another it might be $1 million.  No matter the size of the organization, the process of identification and cultivation of major gifts prospects is the same – that magic confluence of ability to donate and the inclination.

Remember an example when you gave more money [...]