Capital Campaign Planning: 3 Strategies to Find Major Donors

Nonprofits are able to serve their communities because of every single donor that supports their mission through volunteering, advocacy, and gifts of all shapes and sizes. Each supporter deserves appreciation for what they bring […]

By |February 9th, 2018|

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|

Super Bowl Lessons for Major Gifts Fundraisers

Still thinking about that Super Bowl game? As a Patriots fan who lives in Atlanta, I’ve been replaying the game in my mind all day and think there are some lessons for Major Gifts […]

By |February 7th, 2017|

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|

Is Loyalty More Important than Capacity?

I love news stories like this one where an unsuspecting nonprofit organization receives a windfall estate gift from an unassuming donor or volunteer.  In this case, a public school teacher who had been a volunteer at […]

By |January 13th, 2016|

Everything Old is New Again

Last week, I spent three days at the Georgia Education Advancement Council conference at Brasstown Valley Resort.  As always, it was a pleasure to see so many development professionals from across the state, but […]

By |November 23rd, 2015|