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 […]

Is Loyalty More Important than Capacity?

By |January 13th, 2016

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 […]

Philanthropy: The New Rx for Healthy Living?

By |December 28th, 2015

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 […]