Super Bowl Lessons for Major Gifts Fundraisers

By |February 7th, 2017

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 […]

Fundraising is not Rocket Science

By |August 8th, 2016

Fundraising is not rocket science. So, why do we keep making it more difficult for ourselves? Why do we ignore people who already have supported us in favor of chasing new donors? Why, oh […]

8 Strategies to Engage Donors on the Move

By |March 21st, 2016

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 […]

5 Strategies for Improving your Fundraising Asks

By |March 7th, 2016

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 […]

Your Donation…Your Decision

By |March 2nd, 2016

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 […]

3 Ways Prospect Research Can Help Nonprofits Raise More Money From Their Current Donors

By |February 25th, 2016

Prospect research is a great way for nonprofits to learn more about their existing and potential donors. When conducting a prospect screening, organizations can learn basic information like a donor’s address and marital status […]