Miller Consulting clients receive Bloomberg Philanthropies grants

Two Miller Consulting clients recently received two-year grants from the Bloomberg Philanthropies Arts Innovation and Management (AIM) program. The invitation-only program seeks to strengthen nearly 300 small- and mid-sized organizations within six cities: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Through the two-year initiative, Bloomberg Philanthropies will offer $30 million of unrestricted [...]

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 [...]

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!

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!!

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Capital Campaign or Special Project – Case Statement Development

Reading & Radio Resource launched two successful special project campaigns in the past five years: one to update their audio recording systems and data storage systems to digital, and one to match a grant from the Department of Commerce to upgrade their radio station, Station NTRB – a Radio Reading Service.

Both special projects required the [...]