Fundraiser Education

10 Ways to Make 2019 Your Most Successful Fundraising Year Ever
March 12, 2019 at 11:36 am

For the past several years, we’ve been advising smart fundraisers to zero in on their individual giving program with a laser-like intensity. And despite the current political and fundraising climate—or perhaps especially because of the current climate—that’s still sound advice. How will you be increasing fundraising revenue AND strengthening donor relationships in 2019? Make plans…

7 Reasons to Reframe Your Nonprofit Fundraising Strategy
March 6, 2019 at 11:56 am

While you were sleeping, something transformative happened. People began to behave differently. To get their information differently. To communicate with their friends differently. To purchase things differently. We live in a digitally revolutionized, highly connected, hugely networked zeitgeist...

6 Ways to Create Fundraising Urgency
February 19, 2019 at 12:52 pm

Fundraising urgency is really a way of life. It doesn’t mean panic. Panic happens often when you have not been moving with urgency, and you have to catch up. Think of the duck, calmly moving ahead on the surface with feet moving rapidly below. Set your goals and then make them happen...

40 Nonprofit Trends for 2018
February 11, 2019

We have a tradition here at NonProfit PRO of kicking each new year off by informing you and, hopefully, inspiring you about the top trends in the sector.

Are You A Cheerful Giver?
February 1, 2019 at 11:42 am

What does it mean to be a cheerful giver? I am sitting in my hospital development office, and I am asked to come to the front desk. I see a woman that I have never met before, and she asked to come to my office...

Effective Fundraising Through Meaningful Relationships
January 18, 2019 at 10:03 am

Our professional know-how drives organizational missions. Skillsets like creativity, resilience, adaptability and the power to create meaningful connections with donors are what truly distinguish effective fundraising professionals. The question is do we go to work, share our talents and go home each day?...

Fundraisers: The Times, They are a Changing’
January 15, 2019 at 11:30 am

Nonprofits continue, with undiminished passion, to seek out ways to change the world for the better. The historic gains the markets have seen in recent years have encouraged nonprofits to take on greater challenges than ever before. These are exciting times to be a fundraiser, but aren’t they always?...

Dec. 31, 2018: The Day Fundraising as We Know It... Died?
January 8, 2019 at 12:00 pm

2017 was a milestone year in charitable giving in the U.S., surpassing the $400 billion mark for the first time. Over that year, we’d done much thinking about the state of philanthropy as it related to the divisive political times...

It Is Time for Your New Year’s Resolution!
January 4, 2019 at 3:08 pm

As one who strives for perfection and success regardless of age, I seek opportunities to renew and to look ahead. There is no better time to regroup and prepare yourself than a change in calendar year. So, with that said, it is now time to make New Year’s resolutions...