October 2017

What’s the best offer?

October 19th, 2017|

Throughout the year, you’re making offers to your donor. “Give today and you […]

Electronic Fundraising for Year-End

October 12th, 2017|

Judging by the displays in the “big box stores,” the holidays are coming […]

Print Fundraising for Year-End

October 5th, 2017|

One thing that hasn’t changed in 2017 is that fundraisers still get defensive […]

September 2017

Hard-to-Swallow Principles of Fundraising, Part 2

September 28th, 2017|

As we’re moving ever closer to year-end, you’re likely planning your strategies for […]

Hard-to-Swallow Principles of Fundraising, Part 1

September 21st, 2017|

Even if it is difficult for a fundraising professional to accept, sometimes the […]

“What I did on my summer vacation”

September 7th, 2017|

Did you ever have to write a report in school of what you […]

August 2017

What’s your year-end message?

August 29th, 2017|

Thanksgiving. Giving Tuesday. Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanza. Year-End. Each of these provide opportunities […]

The Change Journey and Your Donors

August 13th, 2017|

Change. It’s constant. History is littered with stories of people and places that […]

Who are we talking to?

August 3rd, 2017|

One of the facts of life in today’s fundraising climate is that we […]

July 2017

How thankful should we be?

July 27th, 2017|

Several years ago, it was announced that seven is the right number of […]

How Much Should You Ask For?

July 6th, 2017|

One of the biggest challenges for new fundraisers or those working for a […]

June 2017

Do You Stand Out?

June 29th, 2017|

With more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the United States and many […]

Procedures and Policies

June 22nd, 2017|

Experience has shown that many nonprofit organizations lack policies and procedures to guide […]

Three “Gifts” Fundraisers Can Give Themselves This Summer

June 14th, 2017|

As a fundraiser, you’re regularly thinking about gifts – from your supporters to […]

May 2017

What do you do … really?

May 25th, 2017|

If you asked your board chairperson, your receptionist, and your donation processor what […]