Changing Our World Inc.
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 — which raise money through methods including phone banks, direct mail and one-on-one conversations with wealthy individuals — 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.
You hear it time and time again at conferences, in articles and books, during webinars, and in trainings — 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.
Are you inward-focused or outward-focused with your marketing and fundraising?
Today Ted Hart, CEO of Charities Aid Foundation of America(CAFAmerica) and CEO of P2P Fundraising, GreenNonprofits.org and TedHart.com, speaks with Susan Raymond, executive vice president for research, evaluation and strategic planning for Changing Our World. In February of 2011, Susan was honored with the Women in Excellence and Achievement Award by Women United in Philanthropy.
Changing Our World Inc. presents findings from its 2012 Fellowship in its report, The New Chessboard: The Changing Landscape of Business and Society.
At Fundraising Day in New York, Mike Hoffman, chairman of Changing Our World, highlighted the critical role major gifts play in fundraising for nonprofit organizations and explored strategies for moving major-gift prospects through the moves-management continuum.
FundRaising Success magazine, the fundraiser's complete source for multichannel strategy and integration techniques, announced the winners in its 2012 Fundraising Professionals of the Year awards competition.
Ted Hart speaks with Susan Raymond, executive vice president of Changing Our World, about research and evaluation planning for fundraisers on his Nonprofit Coach radio show.
Announcing the 2012 Fundraising Professionals of the Year Rising Stars award winners: Kate Amore, Daniel Blakemore, Brittany Lavalleur, Dana Raftas and Jenny Zak.
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.