#91

Fundraising campaigns provide an opportunity to involve dozens of new volunteers into the organization and often the best volunteers prove themselves to be incredible prospects for the organization’s Board of […]

#90

Fundraising, as defined by fundraising legend Hank Rosso, is the “gentle art of teaching others the joy of giving”

#89

Don’t underestimate the importance of adequate preparation leading into an ask meeting. Who’s in the room? Who makes the ask? Why is this the right project and the right amount? […]

#88

Meetings raise money. Not necessarily the internal meetings with staff…but the meetings with the Board, with Board members and volunteers, with prospects, with donors, with connectors, ambassadors and other friends.

#87

If you’re looking to improve the effectiveness and impact of your board through continuing recruitment efforts, be sure your very best board members are on the board nominating committee. They […]

#86

Fundraising is a high risk and high reward activity. Those that are unwilling to take calculated risks or engage in uncomfortable or courageous conversations are destined to fail in fundraising.

#85

Donors are looking for organizations that “check all the boxes.” The boxes might vary a bit, but the most common boxes connect to personal relationships, an appreciation for the mission, […]

#84

Most people don’t realize that dead people give away more money through their bequests each year than do US corporations. Individuals, when you factor bequests and DAFs and other family […]

#83

Online fundraising allows your organization to be open 24 hours a day. Make sure your “self-serve” giving options are available to your donors and prospects.

#82

Philanthropy is ever-evolving and expanding to encompass different ways of creating social change, including concepts like social enterprises, program-related investments, impact bonds, and impact investing.