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Honda Pledges $1M to Nationwide Children’s Hospital to Improve Mobility for all Children
June 27, 2017 at 11:13 am

Nationwide Children’s Hospital announced a $1 million gift from Honda to establish the Honda Center for Gait Analysis and Mobility Enhancement designed to enhance pediatric mobility. The center will become the first of its kind to provide not only comprehensive gait analysis, but also spine motion analysis, sports performance programs and injury prevention. In addition,…

Blackbaud Announces Future Acquisition of Crowdfunding Platform JustGiving
June 27, 2017 at 10:55 am

Blackbaud is on its way to expand the company’s peer-to-peer offerings with the recent announcement of its future acquisition of JustGiving, a charity crowdfunding platform from the U.K. JustGiving is a significant player in the peer-to-peer space, with individuals from over 164 countries raising over $4.5 billion since 2001...

Promoting Your Grant Successes Online
June 27, 2017 at 10:47 am

What has become a more common additional response in submitted applications is that grant-makers will be recognized via an organization’s social media networks. That statement is then typically followed by a list of the organization’s social networks, and the number of followers for each account is then listed to show the reach of the organization’s networks...

How Mobile CRM Helps Your MGOs
June 27, 2017 at 10:40 am

When your major gift officers end their meetings with major donors or prospects, what do you think is the first thing they do? You probably guessed right. Your team member grabs his or her mobile device to check emails and social media. We live in a world that is all about on-demand information...

Paving the Way: Marketer of the Year
June 26, 2017 at 12:16 pm

Paisley Demby has dedicated his life to serving the underserved for the past 15 years. For the past seven years, he has been marketing and recruiting small business owners to apply for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program offered at LaGuardia Community College...

The Effects of Skepticism on Major Gifts Fundraising
June 26, 2017 at 11:53 am

It used to be that the average charity would have to simply ask and the donor would simply give, with no questions asked. All of that has changed. And this change has not dawned on many nonprofits or major gift fundraisers. This can be a major block to success for a major gift officer...

Should You Invest in Account Updater for Monthly Donors?
June 26, 2017 at 11:45 am

Account updater (also called account recycling or account recovery) is becoming more and more popular. Some donor base systems have started offering it for a small fee. Some systems charge a flat fee every month, and some charge a small fee based upon the amount to be recovered...

3 Ways to Get Current Donors to Invest Again This Year
June 26, 2017 at 11:43 am

You’ve probably seen the stats. According to the Fundraising Effectiveness Project, retention across the U.S. is 46 percent—and about half that for new donors! You work too hard to have more than half your donors disappear, never to be heard from again...

Head of Vietnam Veteran Charity Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $150K
June 23, 2017 at 9:21 am

The former head of a D.C. charity meant to benefit Vietnam veterans pleaded guilty to wire fraud after embezzling about $150,000, federal prosecutors said. John Thomas Burch, 75, of Alexandria was the president of the National Vietnam Veterans Foundation until last year, the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia said in a statement. He…

A Day in the Life (of a Nonprofit Pro)
June 23, 2017 at 9:12 am

I love the Beatles and heard the song, “A Day in the Life,” the other day. This song, written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, was released in 1967 on the “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely-Hearts Club Band” album. The song title inspired me to write this blog post about a day in my life as a not-for-profit pro...

Keep Donors Coming Back With Memorable Swag Bags
June 23, 2017 at 9:08 am

Everyone loves getting free swag, particularly if it is unique and useful. Fundraisers are an essential way for organizations to raise money for their cause, and swag bags are critical to getting donors to the table and interested in your event...

US Point-of-Sale Fundraising Campaigns Raises $441M in 2016
June 22, 2017 at 12:04 pm

U.S. point-of-sale fundraising campaigns raised over $441 million in 2016—a 4.5 percent increase from 2014. In total, these campaigns have raised over $4.1 billion within the past three decades, according to Engage for Good’s “2017 America’s Charity Checkout Champions” report...

6 Great Summer Reads for Fundraisers
June 22, 2017 at 11:30 am

Summer is a perfect time to catch up on good books. Not only salacious romance novels and suspenseful mysteries, but also reading that can advance your skills, career and overall perspective. Looking for a management page-turner? A book about a nonprofit pioneer that you just can’t put down?...

Back to ‘A, B, C’ Nonprofit Major Gift Program Essentials
June 22, 2017 at 11:07 am

There’s no substitute for the basics, as boring and tedious as they may be. This is true with anything in life, and major gifts development is no exception. The basics are boring, but they’re fundamental to your success...

How Asking for Less Will Get You More
June 21, 2017 at 11:30 am

Most of us can identify with this experience: Agreeing to help out with a project or an organization, ending up more involved than we intended and vowing to say “no” to future requests. And yet, here I am, year after year, running tickets for Hot Times, Holy Enchilada and the other games of chance. The truth is, I fell prey to a technique we subscribe to at Turnkey to help our clients raise more money for their various missions...

The ‘Why’ Elevates My Life!
June 21, 2017 at 11:20 am

Most people, businesses and charities that have achieved great success emphasize the why over the what and the how. Of course, the what and the how are a lot easier than the why, but if you properly understand and express your why, people who feel similarly will buy from you or donate to you willingly, regularly and for a very long time...

Fundraisers Are Problem-Solvers
June 21, 2017 at 11:16 am

As development professionals, the level of service and excellence in which your organization delivers its mission impacts us directly. We must be ever-vigilant in observing and being proactive in solving situations...

4 Philanthropy Myths That Need Busting
June 19, 2017 at 11:10 am

As development professionals, we come across many misconceptions about our profession and the nonprofit sector that dilute the power of philanthropy. By casting fundraisers in a negative light, myths prevent giving and deter qualified people from joining our industry as professional fundraisers...

Do You Want to Be an Awesome MGO?
June 19, 2017 at 11:00 am

When people ask you what you do for a living, how do you talk about it? When you are finished telling the person what you do and why, are they thinking: “Wow, this person really loves their job,” or “Hmm… I’m glad I’m not doing what they are doing...