Jimmy LaRose Blog

July 20, 2024

What is Nonprofit Development?

 What is Nonprofit Development? is a peek into the mind of Jimmy LaRose’s friend, mentor, dad and fundraising veteran Mr. Hall Powell. Let’s hear what Hall has to share as he demystifies the word “development.” Little Girl: “Daddy, what do you do?” Father: “I am a Chief Development Officer” Little Girl: “What does that mean?” Father: “Well, honey, I help people’s dreams and desires come true.” Little Girl: “Mommy said you are a fundraiser. What’s a fundraiser?” Father: “Well, your mother is somewhat right….” Little Girl: “What do you mean?” Father: “As a development officer I do fundraising…but it is so much more than that” Little Girl: “Like what…?” Father: “Well, uh… Sweetheart, is dinner ready yet!” Wife: ”It’s only 3 o’clock!” Oh my! Dad is in trouble! The little dialogue is meant to be humorous, but it does bespeak of the need to differentiate between development, marketing, and fundraising. While most people use the terms interchangeably, they are three very distinct disciplines, but all three are critical, essential for institutional development. Let’s take a look:
May 19, 2024

Jimmy & Kristi LaRose Celebrating The Apotheosis of Washington

Painted in 1865 by Constantino Brumidi, the Apotheosis of Washington in the eye of the U.S. Capitol Building’s Rotunda depicts George Washington rising to the heavens in glory, flanked by female figures representing Liberty and Victory/Fame and surrounded by six groups of figures. The fresco is suspended 180 feet above the Rotunda floor and covers an area of 4,664 square feet. Jimmy & Kristi LaRose Celebrating The Apotheosis of Washington The Apotheosis of Washington in the eye of the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol was painted in the true fresco technique by Constantino Brumidi in 1865. Brumidi (1805-1880) was born and trained in Rome and had painted in the Vatican and Roman palaces before emigrating to the United States in 1852. A master of creating the illusion of three-dimensional forms and figures on flat walls, Brumidi painted frescoes and murals throughout the Capitol from 1855 until his death.
February 16, 2024

Jimmy LaRose – Charity’s Great Truth-Teller – The Jim Eskin Show

Jimmy LaRose – Charity’s Great Truth-Teller – The Jim Eskin Show highlight’s Eskin Fundraising Training’s 2024 Inaugural Nonprofit Podcast featuring Jimmy LaRose inspired colleagues across the Nation to take an honest look at the current state of fundraising and philanthropy. LaRose’s “emperor has no clothes” approach to nonprofit piety and organizational crazy-making was full of humor, insight and wisdom.
January 7, 2024

Jimmy & Kristi LaRose Celebrate 10th Wedding Anniversary in 2024

Jimmy & Kristi LaRose’s marriage is “love exemplified.” They do not judge. They overlook defects and only celebrate their strengths. Together, they are truly more than the sum of their parts and minister to people high and low around the world. Now in their 10th year of wedded bliss they enter that final season of life on earth anticipating their best years ever! https://JimmyLaRose.com https://KristiLaRose.com
October 22, 2022

Major Gifts Ramp-Up Cloud v11.0

Major Gifts Ramp-Up Cloud Releases v11.0 celebrates the newest release of Jimmy LaRose’s Major Gifts Ramp-Up Cloud™ super platform. The Cloud has been designed to support organizations who successfully implement the Major Gifts Ramp-Up™ fundraising model. Recognized as the world’s largest nonprofit digital resource library, the MGRU Cloud includes thousands of documents, tutorials, presentations, manuals, videos, audios, curriculum and exams vital to enhancing your nonprofit’s performance. Fundraisers save hundreds of hours as they CUT-AND-PASTE their way through projects using fresh material they now own.
August 14, 2022

Hall Powell – The Missing Link w Jimmy LaRose & Chuck Reich

Hall Powell – The Missing Link w Jimmy LaRose & Chuck Reich celebrates a very special episode of Overcomers TV. Meet Hall Powell as he shares how he and his wife Melinda Powell have spent their lives in service to Jesus Christ by ministering His love to the hurting and hopeless CHRISTIAN BELIEVER. Hall’s book The Missing Link is now in it’s 4th Edition and continues to inspire people around the world as they pursue a life of transformation.
July 10, 2022

Sharon & Jimmy LaRose – We’re Both Recovering Controllers

Sharon LaRose has been writing for 65 years. She encountered Christ at age 16 at a Nazarene Church in Kingston, NY and has taken great care to memorialize her life’s journey with Him ever since. This morning Kristi and I woke up yet again to one of my mom’s many missives.  Kristi insisted that we read her writing together and then followed it by sharing an affectionate comment. Kristi couldn’t help herself and observed, “Like Mother Like Son.”  Here’s what this 80 year old woman of
June 6, 2022

Marian Wright Edelman Celebrates Ecumenical University & Beverly Jones-Gurley

Marian Wright Edelman Celebrates Ecumenical University & Beverly Jones-Gurley shares a video message from the founder of the Children’s Defense Fund celebrating Ecumenical University. Dr. Jimmy LaRose, Ecumenical University’s Dean of Philanthropic Studies, celebrated Ecumenical University Board of Regents’ installation of Dr. Beverly Jones-Gurley as EU’s President. LaRose, Bishop Redfern II along with American icon Marian Wright Edelman shared a message of congratulations with Dr. Gurley. Marian Wright Edelman is an activist for civil rights and children’s rights. She is the founder and president emerita of the Children’s Defense Fund. She influenced leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Hillary Clinton.
April 3, 2022

Major Gifts Ramp-Up Model Raises Millions

Welcome to Major Gifts Ramp-Up. Here’s a quick question, “are you receiving the finances you require to achieve significant impact?” If not, it may be time for you to re-imagine philanthropy in ways that transform both you and the organization you serve. Major Gifts Ramp-Up is a unique approach to fund development that will challenge everything you believe about