Fundraising

The Giving Movement: It’s More Than Just #GivingTuesday
February 27, 2017 at 10:54 am

Giving Tuesday has revolutionized giving days. A movement that started in 2012 by 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation, Giving Tuesday aims to “celebrate and encourage giving during a commercially focused season,” Jessie Salpeter, senior digital account executive for Chapman Cubine and Hussey, said during the DMA Nonprofit Federation Conference...

Easter Seals’ Direct Mail Uses Cartoons
February 26, 2017 at 5:20 pm

Easter Seals grabs the attention of its donors with a direct mail package that appeals to their sense of humor. Mailer Name: Easter Seals Date Mailed: April 2015 & April 2016 Getting a past donor to renew their membership or contribution can be challenging. In this direct mail package, Easter Seals follows up on its […]

Muslim-Led Fundraiser to Help Repair Vandalized Jewish Cemetery
February 24, 2017 at 6:23 am

After an anti-Semitic attack on a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis, Muslim activists helped to raise tens of thousands of dollars to help repair the vandalism. Steve Inskeep reports. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Now we have a story about one religious group helping another. Yesterday, workers started righting headstones at a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis.…

Harvard University Names Rihanna Humanitarian of the Year
February 24, 2017 at 6:20 am

Rihanna is Harvard-bound—not to study, but to pick up the university's prestigious Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award. The Barbados-born singer will receive her award next Tuesday at the university. "Rihanna has charitably built a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados,"…

Best Friends Mails A Practical Involvement Device
February 23, 2017 at 3:17 pm

Rihanna is Harvard-bound—not to study, but to pick up the university’s prestigious Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award. The Barbados-born singer will receive her award next Tuesday at the university. “Rihanna has charitably built a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados,” […]

5 Myths of Evergreen Philanthropy: Part 1
February 23, 2017 at 11:03 am

You see, philanthropists are people just like us. They have their own set of dreams and aspirations. They, too, have core values they seek to realize in their lives. And it’s on these that philanthropists have their focus...

Fundraisers Come Together to Create Thrive Marketing Group
February 22, 2017 at 9:53 am

Ellen Cobb Church and Jennifer Mercer have teamed up to launch the Thrive Marketing Group, according to a company release. Thrive is a team of fundraising professionals who will take traditional fundraising strategies and combine them with new emerging insights and strategies to meet the needs of their clients.

First Comprehensive Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Initiative Launched in Africa
February 22, 2017 at 9:22 am

The President Lieutenant General Seretse Khama Ian Khama of the Republic of Botswana, the Honorable Minister Dorcas Makgato of the Ministry of Health and Wellness, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers and Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital through public-private partnerships with the governments of Botswana, Uganda…