Did the Grinch Steal Your Fundraising?
December 22, 2016 at 8:30 am

Maybe that’s how you feel about some of the people who seem determined to steal fundraising by making it next to impossible to succeed.

12 Friends You Absolutely Need to Boost Online Fundraising
December 21, 2016 at 10:30 am

Being online is a critical part of your donor’s life. It’s also a critical part of their experience with your organization. So your year-end campaign must be online, too. In fact, to succeed in today’s environment, year-end campaigns must be multichannel — not just direct mail, but also email and social media.

3 Fundraising Strategies for Year End and the Final 3 Days of The Year
December 21, 2016 at 9:00 am

Do you have some fundraising strategies ready to roll to close out your year end campaign or the final three days of the year? If not, you may want to as, depending on your data source, anywhere from 5 percent to 25 percent of all online giving happens in the last three days of the…

Jeopardy! Champion Cindy Stowell's Winnings to Benefit Cancer Research Institute
December 20, 2016 at 8:00 am

There can’t be many Jeopardy! champions easier to root for than Cindy Stowell. Ms. Stowell has developed a fan base like few other contestants. But she is unable to enjoy her performance on TV, or the outpouring of love from “Jeopardy!” watchers. That’s because she died on Dec. 5, just over a week before her…

What My Parents Taught Me About Fundraising, Part 2
September 29, 2016 at 9:43 am

Last week, I mentioned some phrases my parents had said often (it seemed ad nauseam when I was a teen) that, in hindsight, I’ve realized relate to fundraising. Here are a few more “mom-isms” and “dad-isms” that constituted my earliest training in fundraising, whether I knew it then or not...

Parents of Only Daughters and First-Born Sons Are More Generous Donors
November 11, 2015 at 9:29 am

Households with more than one child are more likely to give, and donate a bigger share of their income, if the eldest is a son, a new study finds. But parents with only one child are more likely to give, and to donate generously, if that child is a daughter. The report from the Women's…

The Secret Behind Every Fundraising Success Story
October 28, 2015 at 9:42 am

As a fundraiser, I’ve been to my fair share of fundraising parties, often hosted by a board member, donor or volunteer. While these events can be a fantastic way to connect and meet new potential major donors, I typically find them to be awkward, stiff and sometimes a little too heavy on the wine. Recently,…

GOP Moneymen: Ryan a Fundraising Juggernaut
October 27, 2015 at 10:28 am

Paul Ryan has been abundantly clear: As speaker of the House, he won’t spend all of his time jetting across the country to keep the National Republican Congressional Committee flush. But far from being concerned, top GOP moneymen believe the Wisconsin Republican will be a major boon financially for the party. The national network he’s…