Unjust Grants

    In Foundation Fundraising, Grantseeking On August 4, 2015 Comments Off

    Martin Teitel is the author of The Ultimate Insider's Guide to Winning Foundation Grants. Some of the finest people I’ve ever met work for non-profits. They’re hard working… Read More »

    Precepts for the Supremely Successful Board

    In Board Fundraising, Working with Boards On July 14, 2015 Comments Off

    Jerold Panas is author of The Fundraising Habits of Supremely Successful Boards, Making a Case Your Donors Will Love, Asking, The Fundraiser's Measuring Stick, and Mega Gifts: Who… Read More »

    What You Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Motivating Boards to Raise Money

    In Board Fundraising, Working with Boards On May 26, 2015 Comments Off

    By Kay Sprinkel Grace, author of The Ultimate Board Member’s Book, The Busy Volunteer's Guide to Fundraising, and Over Goal! When I work with boards, we inevitably get… Read More »

    Offers Wanted (in Donor Newsletters)

    In Donor Newsletters On May 11, 2015 Comments Off

    This article is excerpted from Tom Ahern's Making Money with Donor Newsletters. To order a copy, click here. Sprinkle offers across your newsletter. Offers give your donors new… Read More »

    Three Quick Ways to Improve Donor Retention

    In Donor Retention On March 17, 2015 Comments Off

    This article is excerpted from Retention Fundraising: The Art and Science of Keeping Your Donors for Life, by Roger M. Craver. For more information about the book, click… Read More »

    Using Stories for Fundraising

    In Case Statements, Cultivating Donors, Direct Response, Donor Newsletters, Donor Retention, Donor Solicitation, Email Fundraising, Fundraising, Fundraising Communications On March 4, 2015 Comments Off

    By Tom Ahern, author of How to Write Fundraising Materials that Raise More Money, Seeing Through a Donor's Eyes, and Making Money with Donor Newsletters Which approach raises… Read More »

    What You Absolutely, Positively Must Know About the Board’s Role in Donor Cultivation

    In Board Fundraising, Cultivating Donors, Fundraising, Major Gifts, Working with Boards On February 24, 2015 Comments Off

    By Thomas Wolf, the author of How to Connect with Donors and Double the Money You Raise Here’s a dilemma. Your organization has a new board member –… Read More »

    Building a Planned Giving Program

    In Planned Giving On December 22, 2014 Comments Off

    David Valinsky is co-author, with Melanie Boyd, of Raising Money Through Bequests. The reality is that if you’re not asking for planned gifts, someone else is. Even though… Read More »

    Questions I’m Most Often Asked About Raising $1 Million

    In Board Fundraising, Cultivating Donors, Donor Retention, Donor Solicitation, Fundraising, Major Gifts On December 2, 2014 Comments Off

    By Andrea Kihlstedt, Author of How to Raise $1 Million (or More!) in 10 Bite-Sized Steps Does the mere thought of asking for a six- or seven-figure gift… Read More »

    Major Gifts Fundraising: The Questions I Hear Most Often

    In Board Fundraising, Case Statements, Cultivating Donors, Donor Solicitation, Major Gifts, Working with Boards On November 5, 2014 Comments Off

    Andy Robinson, author of How to Raise $500 to $5000 From Almost Anyone and Train Your Board (and Everyone Else) to Raise More Money (with Andrea Kihlstedt) answers… Read More »