Fundraising

The Skunk at the Gala
October 4, 2018 at 12:10 pm

Since you think you’ve heard all of the objections to holding your annual gala and you believe you’ve answered all of them, I challenge you to work around this one! It’s the granddaddy of strategic fundraising truisms...

#NPPTrendingNow Ep 60: Breaking Down Nonprofit Silos
September 28, 2018 at 12:33 pm

Welcome back to #NPPTrendingNow, a weekly video series where NonProfit PRO Editor-in-Chief Nhu Te breaks down the top three coveted stories of the week. Here's what we've got going on for you this week: monthly donor retention, breaking down silos and hiring a consultant for a fundraising campaign...

Using a Gift Chart to Validate a Fundraising Goal and Campaign
September 7, 2018 at 12:04 pm

When you have been presented with a fundraising goal, the best next step is to determine the feasibility of that goal. One of the most challenging tasks is setting out to accomplish a fundraising goal without knowing whether or not you have the capacity to meet it. Here is how I recommend testing that fundraising goal by using a gift chart process... 

Your Biggest Year-End Giving Season Starts Now
August 30, 2018 at 1:09 pm

Can you believe it’s almost over?! The end of summer means school is back in session and cooler weather is on the way. And for nonprofits, it also means something else: Year-end giving season is just a few months away!...

5 Ways to Commemorate National Nonprofit Day
August 17, 2018 at 12:00 pm

On Aug. 17, 1894 the Tariff Act was signed into law, which included exemptions for nonprofit organizations and charitable institutions. Today, we observe Aug. 17 as National Nonprofit Day to acknowledge the positive impact that nonprofit organizations have on our local communities and around the world...

Essentials for Fundraising Campaign Success
August 9, 2018 at 12:12 pm

Without research, any fundraising project becomes shoot-from-the-hip and cookie-cutter. With research, you are able to really achieve your potential—and ensure fundraising campaign success. It comes as no surprise that we are huge advocates for conducting campaign feasibility and planning studies.

Remembering an Icon: Jerold Panas
July 27, 2018 at 11:56 am

The fundraising world carries a heavy heart. We have lost an icon. There was only one Jerold Panas, and there never will be another. His legacy will inspire professionals for generations to come...

The Importance of a Fundraising Coach
July 20, 2018 at 12:24 pm

I have always believed in the importance of a fundraising coach. Each person is different and comes to the table with a variety of career and life experiences to share. If you can take advantage of coaching opportunities, do so...

Declare Independence from Poor Fundraising
July 12, 2018 at 12:10 pm

It's time to declare our independence from poor fundraising. Americans—and others around the world—are remarkably generous. According to Giving USA, charitable gifts in the U.S. topped $400 billion for the first time last year...