Major Gifts

How to Engage Board Members as Fundraising Ambassadors
May 11, 2023 at 10:40 am

Beyond providing generous financial support, board members can act as fundraising ambassadors. Offering board members a variety of ways to engage with fundraising sets everyone up for success. Here are five opportunities for board members to contribute to their nonprofits’ fundraising efforts.

How to Emphasize Blended Gifts in Your Fundraising
May 10, 2023 at 10:10 am

Historically, major gift officers solely sought donors with the capacity to make major gifts, and planned gift officers focused on prospects with the result being a planned gift. But now, blended gifts are the future of gift planning. 

Should You Solicit Donors With Cognitive Impairments?
April 28, 2023 at 12:33 pm

The average age of donors is 65. An estimated one in nine people age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s disease. If you were in a meeting with a prospective donor for a major or planned gift, what would you do if you did detect cognitive decline?

2023 Nominations Open for Simon-DeVos Prize for Philanthropic Leadership
February 23, 2023 at 10:20 am

Philanthropy Roundtable has opened nominations for its 2023 Simon-DeVos Prize for Philanthropic Leadership. Each year, the Prize honors a living philanthropist who has shown exemplary leadership through charitable giving with a $200,000 award that is payable to the winner’s charitable organization of choice.  

Michael Jordan Makes Largest Individual Donation in Make-A-Wish history
February 15, 2023 at 12:22 pm

Basketball legend Michael Jordan proves that it is better to give than to receive by making a record-setting donation of $10 million to Make-A-Wish America in honor of his 60th birthday on Feb. 17. The gift is the largest from an individual in the organization's 43-year history.