Melissa Busch

Every fundraiser has his or her tried-and-true bag of tricks. But in this day of donors seeking to be more actively involved with the charities they support, it might be time to bury those bags and try a fresh approach.

Controversial fundraiser Dan Pallotta believes that in order for charities to do their jobs and do them well, they must operate more like the private sector: Salaries must be comparable to those in business, donations should be spent on advertising, and nonprofits should be permitted to invest in the long term.

As of this issue, FS Associate Senior Editor Melissa Busch has transferred to another publication within our parent company. We wish her all the best in her new endeavor. Coming back into the FS fold is former Senior Editor Abny Santicola, who will take over as managing editor for the magazine.

Did you get the president’s message? He probably didn’t text you or leave it on your voice mail, but he no doubt was talking to you.

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