Welcome Janet Spavlik to FS!
On the bright side, I'm happy to introduce everyone to FS' new managing editor, Janet Spavlik, who comes to us from our sister publications, Publishing Executive and Book Business. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215.238.5317. I hope you'll all take a minute to welcome her to the joyous, abundant world of nonprofit fundraising.
— Margaret Battistelli
Be Generous to Inspire Generosity
In To The Point, Katya Andresen explains why you have to be generous in order to inspire generosity. "When we treat our donors like walking wallets, they'll get mad and leave us," she writes. "When we lavish them with a generous spirit and excellent service, they'll stay with us."
Fundraising in the Age of Cynicism
In Easier Said Than Done, Jeff Brooks discusses fundraising in the age of cynicism. Jeff writes: "You can't make donors forget past scandals, when nonprofits used money poorly, even criminally. Or marketed untruthfully. You'll just have to create conditions that help donors get past that nagging fear that they're being taken."
In this month's Last Look, Joe Boland talks with Jennifer Tierney, director of development at Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières.