Fundraising

Notre Dame Receives $25M Donation for New Music Building
February 8, 2017 at 9:02 am

The University of Notre Dame says it has received a $25 million donation toward the new music building that is under construction at the school's football stadium. University officials say the music building is among three structures being added to the exterior of Notre Dame stadium as part of the $400 million Campus Crossroads project.…

Obama Donated Over $1M to Charity as President
February 7, 2017 at 8:48 am

Barack Obama gave away more than $1 million while he was president of the U.S., more than half of which went to charities supporting children, according to a Forbes analysis of his tax returns from 2009 to 2015. The biggest recipient was the Fisher House Foundation, which supports families of veterans and received $392,000 from…

Many Nonprofits Not Accepting Donations From Cannabis Companies
February 6, 2017 at 10:36 am

Tim Cullen ran into an unexpected obstacle recently when he decided it was time his cannabis business should start donating money to nonprofit organizations. “I have been shocked at how few places will take our money,” said Cullen, CEO of the Colorado Harvest Company chain of shops and a shareholder with O.penVape, a company that…

Twitter Staff Donate $1.59M to ACLU to Fight Trump on Immigration
February 6, 2017 at 10:13 am

Twitter is the primary communication platform for U.S. President Trump, but that hasn’t stopped staff of the social media company from donating to one of the most prominent organizations opposing him. Nearly 1,000 employees made a $1.59 million donation to ACLU, which fought Trump’s recent executive order banning citizens of seven countries from entering the…

Donor Engagement: Invite Them, and They Will Come
February 3, 2017 at 8:35 am

The nonprofit world is all about time, talent and treasure. We all seek ways to engage others in our organizations, so we can build relationships with them. What we hope to get is a family member and, eventually, the whole family as part of your network. If you can orchestrate a way to capture one ‘s attention, the possibilities for further engagement are endless...

World's Largest Student-Run Charity Helps Kids With Cancer
February 1, 2017 at 9:41 am

It’s winter in State College, Pa. For thousands of Penn State students, alumni everywhere and hundreds of families of pediatric cancer patients, that means one thing. THON—what’s short for a very long dance marathon—will soon begin. This year’s event is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17 through 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19.…

Fail-Safe Path to Major Gift Fundraising Success
January 31, 2017 at 11:11 am

Growing your successful individual giving program, including major gifts, is a process, often involving years of cultivation. It’s not about looking outside of your organization, but rather finding the diamonds within your own database. So, how will your organization move from here to there?...

Kal Penn Raises Over $500K for Refugees After Being Told He Doesn’t 'Belong' in US
January 31, 2017 at 10:02 am

Actor and former White House staffer Kal Penn has raised more than $500,000 for Syrian refugees after a person left a message on one of his Instagram posts saying that he "[doesn't] belong in this country." Penn posted an image of the comment on Saturday accompanied with a link to a crowdfunding page. "To the…

Make Better Presentations With 10 Powerful Tips
December 22, 2016 at 9:00 am

Imagine if you could make great presentations. I’m not talking about merely good speeches. Instead, I’m speaking of truly memorable, meaningful, influential presentations at staff meetings, board meetings, professional conferences and gatherings of prospects and donors. Would taking your presentations to the next level help you more effectively guide your staff, inform your board, teach…

BitGive Launches GiveTrack, a Real-Time Donation Tracking System
December 22, 2016 at 9:00 am

BitGive Foundation, a nonprofit organization, is revolutionizing the way in which people donate to charity through its beta launch of GiveTrack, a blockchain-based multidimensional donation platform that provides the ability to transfer, track and provide a permanent record of financial transactions across the globe from beginning to end. Connie Gallippi, founder of BitGive, said to…