Welcome to NonProfit PRO
For more than a decade, FundRaising Success has been educating the nonprofit sector on all things fundraising. We know how much goes in to running a successful development department and what it takes to be an excellent fundraiser, and we know it's not as easy as outsiders may think. That's why we've devoted so many words and videos and events to such an important function in our society — the heroes who raise funds so nonprofit organizations can work toward their vital missions and make the world a better, safer, saner place.
Personally, I've been lucky to work for FS the past seven years, and I've been honored to work with such wonderful people both at FS and in the fundraising field. I've learned so much, and I'm excited to learn even more.
After more than 11 years as the industry's go-to source for all things fundraising, I'm ecstatic to announce that as of this issue, FS has evolved into something more. From this day on, we are retiring the FS name and rebranding as NonProfit PRO. Why? Because just as fundraisers must keep up with the times on channels, donor preferences and technology, we must keep with the trends in the nonprofit sector.
These days, fundraising is no longer just the job of the development department. At leading organizations, fundraising is at the core of the entire nonprofit. And without the proper leadership and support from all departments, fundraising is doomed. In today's world, it's all about a holistic culture of philanthropy from the top down.
That means it takes fundraising and leadership and everything else working hand in hand to run the most successful nonprofit possible. As such, NonProfit PRO will be your go-to source on leading a successful nonprofit. We are expanding our coverage and audience to encompass the entirety of a nonprofit, including fundraising, leadership, boards of directors, accounting, legal, IT, HR, PR, program and more.
NonProfit PRO will continue to be the thought leader FS has firmly established, and we won't eliminate any of our fundraising coverage — we'll simply add more to reflect the realities of leading change and progress in the sector in all its forms.
In our inaugural issue of NonProfit PRO, you'll find our coverage reflects that. In addition to plenty of fundraising tips and trends, we highlight 70 nonprofit trends all nonprofit professionals should be aware of and prepared for in 2015 and beyond. In that same vein, our features touch on two of the most important aspects of nonprofit management: how to make sure a change in leadership goes smoothly and how to find, recruit and love your corporate volunteers.
In addition, we have a TechTalk column and Legal Matters column, as well as an inside look from the corner office, this month brought to us by World Vision President Richard Stearns, along with some of our familiar departments.
It's an exciting time here at NonProfit PRO, and I couldn't be happier to be leading the charge in this expanded coverage. The past seven years have been some of the most fulfilling of my life, covering an industry that truly makes a difference.
I look forward to building on that as the editor of NonProfit PRO, and I couldn't be more excited to help all nonprofit professionals achieve their missions.
Senior Content/Managing Editor