One Word for Major Gifts Fundraisers

Among the anti-resolution crowd, the trend for the New Year is to choose one word that will serve as your guide in 2018. If you select carefully, your word can define, focus, and motivate […]

By |January 8th, 2018|

Little Things Mean A Lot

Ten small ways you can show your donors you care:

When they send you an email or leave you a message, respond the same day. Even if all you say is, “I got your […]

By |August 10th, 2017|

8 Strategies to Engage Donors on the Move

The next time you’re sitting down at a restaurant, or in line for popcorn at a movie theatre, or even just waiting at a bus stop: take a look around.

What do you notice? What […]

By |March 21st, 2016|

5 Strategies for Improving your Fundraising Asks

We get it.

Asking for donations can be hard.

If you work for a small nonprofit and don’t have extensive fundraising experience, you might be wondering how you can get started. You have a multitude […]

By |March 7th, 2016|

Your Donation…Your Decision

Nike co-founder Phil Knight’s $400 million gift to Stanford University has the philanthropy police wagging their tongues again. They see these mega gifts to already rich institutions as donors’ ways of stroking their own […]

By |March 2nd, 2016|

Philanthropy: The New Rx for Healthy Living?

The op-ed in the Christmas Eve edition of the New York Times described growing scientific evidence that giving is good for you.  Citing two separate studies, the writers claim that there appears to be a […]

By |December 28th, 2015|