Donors' Data Breached but on Smaller Scales
December 10, 2014

There have been at least 1 billion records exposed from fewer than 5,000 data breaches since 2005, according to Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC), an organization that keeps a chronological log of data breaches made public. When it comes to nonprofits specifically, PRC has recorded more than 100 breaches since 2005, involving more than 2 million records. Of those, more than 32 breaches involving at least 250,000 records were the result of hacking or malware.

Ex-Charity President Accused of $3.8 Million Theft 'Target' of Federal Probe
October 22, 2014

The attorney for a Rockport, Maine, man who is accused of stealing $3.8 million in charitable donations during the past 13 years confirmed in a court filing Monday that his client is the target of a federal investigation.

And because of that, attorney Peter DeTroy of Portland asked that the state court order a stay on the civil lawsuit filed by United Mid-Coast Charities Inc. against former board president Russell “Rusty” Brace. Late Monday afternoon, Maine Superior Court Justice Daniel Billings approved the stay.

Driving Donations with Data - Study Guide
July 11, 2014

FundRaising Success recently hosted a virtual workshop titled, "Driving Donations With Data." In it, Page Bullington, director of professional services at Target Analytics; Roger Hiyama, senior vice president and managing director at Russ Reid; and Mazarine Treyz, author, consultant and "The Wild Woman of Fundraising and Social Media," came together to talk about data. Check out the study guide here!

The Basics of Grant and Prospect Research
March 4, 2014

It doesn’t matter how many foundations, individual donors, local and regional governments, and other funders believe in your organization and can donate financial support to it if those donors can’t find you and put you on their radar. Researching grants and prospects is the first step in the process, and navigating the upper levels of major-gift fundraising often requires a different approach than individual gift campaigns.

12 Super-Simple Donor-Retention Tips From Nonprofit Fundraising Experts
January 6, 2014

There’s no time like the present to improving your donor-retention rates. This post brings together fundraising experts from across the industry to share 12 super-simple (but effective) fundraising ideas for boosting donor engagement, loyalty and retention based on answering one simple question, "What’s the key to an effective donor retention strategy?" We hope you find their advice useful as you navigate 2014!

4 Tips That Can Help Land Corporate Donations
December 26, 2013

Professional fundraisers who are looking to secure corporate donations must do more than traditional fundraising. They must learn how to position their organization’s mission to align with the corporation’s goal, their employees’ interests and the local community’s needs in order to successfully develop a long-lasting partnership.

If you are a fundraiser who wants to land corporate donations, here are four tips you can use to help develop a long-lasting partnership with a corporate donor.