Blogs

The Success of charity: water’s Monthly Donor Community

When I talk to fundraisers about monthly giving, they often mention charity: water.

Dealing With the Disinterested Spouse or Partner

The general operating rule we suggest in this situation is to serve the person whose interests and passions match those of yours.

Time to Contact Your Donors

It is now time to contact your donors. Use individual strategies, techniques and ways to connect.

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Development

When I talk to fundraisers about monthly giving, they often mention charity: water.

The general operating rule we suggest in this situation is to serve the person whose interests and passions match those of yours.

It is now time to contact your donors. Use individual strategies, techniques and ways to connect.

Direct Marketing

Will there come a time when you’ll stop using address labels? I think that time may come if we’re not sending any mail. But until then…

Last month, I wrote about pulling together the right team for your peer-to-peer fundraising campaign.

Email has become an incredible powerhouse for sustainer acquisition, cultivation, stewardship, retention, upgrading and extra gifts.

E-Philanthropy

When machine learning is achieving so much so quickly, almost every worker must educate themselves in the digital age.

Social media fundraising may well supplant traditional peer-to-peer platforms as the technology of choice for social fundraising.

We launched the #BitcoinTuesday community campaign with 12 nonprofits coming together to fundraise Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

Leadership Management

In the different leadership roles I have held, I depended on personal administrative assistants to help me in working with staff.

President Trump signed a combination COVID-19 stimulus/relief and omnibus government funding bill passed by the House and Senate.

There are two words in fundraising that cause my stomach to tighten every time I hear them: “prospect” and “annual.”

Data Management

I thought it prudent to look back and highlight a few trends from last year that certainly came true, but very differently.

It’s that time of year again where we see lists of things from the best books to read to listicles about trends.

In a pre-coronavirus world, many nonprofits operated annually like airplanes flying on autopilot.

Sectors

During a global pandemic, just keeping a job can be tricky.

If you plan to have a career in fundraising, enjoy it. If you are not fully committed to this profession, change careers.

We have written about the power of “in-groups” and “out-groups.” Simply put, people define themselves in terms of social groupings and are quick to diminish others who aren’t a part of them. Those who share some defining characteristic(s) are part of our in-group, and those who don’t are in our out-group.