Clinton Announces $45 Million Fundraising Haul
July 2, 2015 at 1:25 pm

Fundraising is often used as a proxy for the strength of a campaign, and Hillary Clinton's team wants everyone to know she's $45 million strong. Clinton is the first major candidate to announce their fundraising haul this cycle ahead of a midmonth reporting deadline. Clinton's campaign says she raised more than $45 million in donations…

Should All Charities Merge Their Communication and Fundraising Teams?
June 25, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Charity communications and fundraising departments have not always seen eye to eye. A 2011 survey of 115 professionals in both fields by CharityComms and Forster found that only 14 percent of respondents felt the two departments always worked towards shared goals. “We don’t talk to each other,” said one participant. “The communications team doesn’t know…

GOP 2016ers Battle for Second in Fundraising War
June 25, 2015 at 1:28 pm

The money race for second place is on. With a June 30 fundraising deadline drawing near, speculation over how much money Republican presidential candidates will collect is reaching a fever pitch. It's already clear that Jeb Bush will come out on top regardless of whether he hits or even surpasses the $100 million target many in…

New Website Promotes Crowdfunding for Nonprofit Agencies
June 15, 2015 at 2:03 pm

A new website a Kansas City, Mo., man plans to launch this coming week will promote crowdfunding to raise money for local nonprofit agencies through even the most modest of donations. Tim Racer, who pitched his proposal in November during Kansas City Startup Weekend, said the first step will be to amass donors through his…

Your Charity Doesn't Have a Monthly Giving Program Yet?
June 10, 2015 at 1:44 pm

Monthly, regular giving is at the heart of sustainable public fundraising. Most fundraisers recognize that, but not all of us manage to establish such a program in our organization. If you needed a light-hearted reminder how important this issue is—perhaps to share with the board of trustees or the CEO—here’s a video from nonprofit technology…

Getting More—With The Same Tactics
June 4, 2015 at 2:45 pm

To enlarge the capacity of any system requires rethinking the assumptions, creating new processes and retooling current processes.

Becoming a Profitable Nonprofit While Staying Mission-Focused
June 4, 2015 at 2:10 pm

Typically when we think about the "business" of nonprofits, we think about volunteers donating their time and donors giving money. That may have been yesterday's model, but today many forward-thinking nonprofits are diversifying their revenue streams and asserting greater control over their bottom lines.

Registration Fee Bonfire
May 29, 2015

What if your event was born and raised on registration fees? How do you transition from them? I've seen and heard of some horrific stories of efforts to change to a no-reg fee environment. At least one nonprofit accomplished the switch successfully.