Changing Our World Inc.

Capital Campaigns Grow in Frequency and Duration
February 13, 2015

A common lament among fundraising professionals, nonprofit board members and wealthy donors is that capital campaigns have become constant. Once noteworthy, these intensive, multiyear efforts โ€” which raise money through methods including phone banks, direct mail and one-on-one conversations with wealthy individuals โ€” are now run-of-the-mill. Some are virtually overlapping, with organizations quietly preparing for another campaign before ending the previous one.

Yet such campaigns are growing in length, ambition and frequency for an uncomplicated reason: They are highly effective.

The Power of Data in Finding and Building Relationships
June 20, 2014

You hear it time and time again at conferences, in articles and books, during webinars, and in trainings โ€” fundraising is all about relationships. And in this era of big data, there are few things more valuable for fundraisers than unearthing actionable data points that can help build stronger relationships with prospects and donors.

Rising Stars
February 1, 2012

Announcing the 2012 Fundraising Professionals of the Year Rising Stars award winners: Kate Amore, Daniel Blakemore, Brittany Lavalleur, Dana Raftas and Jenny Zak.

State Budget Losses Expected to Cause Problems for Nonprofits Through 2013
December 8, 2011

Despite signs the economy is improving, nonprofits that rely on state money should brace for at least two more years of tough times, a new report warns.

The report, prepared by Changing Our World, a philanthropy consulting firm, traces the evolution of the economic crisis, assesses its impact on state budgets, and explores whether philanthropy can make up for the loss of government spending on social programs.