Erik got his start working in the non-profit field immediately upon graduation with his masters degree in 1994. His non-profit management and fundraising experience numbers 15 years and counting. In recent years, his teachable point of view around resource development has been dramatically influenced by the work of Penelope Burk and those professionals subscribing to a “donor centered” paradigm. Donors have dreams and it is our responsibility to be dream-makers because donors are not ATMs.


  1. Erik, I received your name from a gentleman that I known for some time who will be leaving the country on a new business opportunity. I mentioned to him of a business plan and your name came up first as a “must” make contact with. Thank goodness for the internet, you were not hard to find with all your accomplishments. I would like to in the not too distant future, get a chance to discuss this plan and hear your thoughts and ideas.
    Thanks JT

    1. Jeff . . . Ali passed your name along to me. I will call you today and we can schedule time to meet for coffee and discuss your project. In the meantime, please feel free to check-out my blog and subscribe. You’re also welcome to learn more about me and my new non-profit consulting practice at https://www.thehealthynonprofit.com

      ~Erik Anderson

  2. Hi Erik!
    I kinda stumbled onto you through Twitter and here I am! I am a new business owner and a soon-to-be new nonprofit CEO; once I incorporate my grant writing business as nonprofit. I’ve only had a chance to read the first few posts, but I do enjoy your blog! You definitely have a new follower!

  3. Hi Erik,

    My name is Richard Santos. I’m the founder of Fundlio, a simple and secure online fundraising platform for nonprofits and churches.

    We have a company blog and in a recent post, 20 Fundraising Blogs Every Nonprofit Leader Should Be Reading Now (http://fundlio.com/blog/best-fundraising-blogs/), we have included your website as well.

    I was wondering if you could mention Fundlio in one of your future posts or share our article on your social media channels.

    Thank you for your time!

    1. Thanks for weighing in, Richard. I’ve just approved your two comments and now DonorDreams readers can see your what you wrote and click-through to your blog if they wish to read more. Thanks for sharing. On a side note, I do periodically publish posts from guest bloggers. You are more than welcome to send me something for consideration.

  4. Please feel free to delete after reading. I didn’t know how else to reach you. I just signed up for your emails and the below was included in my confirmation email. I almost unsubcribed because I thought the blog was no longer recent because the first content suggested I might have missed was about a 2015 plan.

    [ Great content you might have missed on DonorDreams Blog:
    • Time to start writing your 2015 resource development plan
    • Attention board members: Beware of staff complaints about the executive director
    • How will you celebrate your non-profit’s next anniversary? ]

    You might want to update that section 🙂

    1. Thanks, Jessica. I believe those suggestions are “auto-generated” by the system because they are popular selections by other readers. There isn’t anything for me to update, but thanks for the heads up. I never really know what new subscribers see when they sign-up. So, this was very informative for me. Enjoy the blog!

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