Call for Fundraising Professionals of the Year Nominations
In February, FundRaising Success will announce the winners of the fourth annual Fundraising Professionals of the Year Awards. To submit a nomination, send us an e-mail telling us who you’re nominating, in which category and why. Categories are:
Lifetime Achievement — Based on a body of work over the course of 30+ years.
Fundraising Professional of the Year — Based on specific fundraising achievement in 2008.
Fundraising Stars — Based on a body of work, a compelling project or special circumstance, an overall attitude or approach, etc.
Rising Stars — Up-and-comers with fewer than five years in the sector.
Send nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org before Dec. 22. Please include your name, as well as the nominee’s name, title, agency or organization, phone number, and e-mail; reason for the nomination; and, if possible, a digital headshot of the nominee.
Don’t Toy With the Marine Corps
In our cover story, “Don’t Toy With the Marine Corps,” Associate Senior Editor Melissa Busch explores how the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation regrouped after a fundraising and public-relations disaster — and came back stronger than ever.
Also, fundraising consultant Terry Burton explains the concept of transformational gifts and outlines how nonprofits can best position themselves to be recpients of these organization-changing donations in his story, “The Most Major of Major Gifts.”