Mercy Corps' OMGs! (Online/Offline Monthly Givers)
May 2, 2013

At the 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference, Annalise Briggs, manager of Mercy Corps' monthly giving program, discussed the organization's monthly giving and data about monthly donors in the session "I Could Be Your Next Monthly Donor, So Call Me Maybe?"

Show Your Donors That They Matter
May 1, 2013

At every level in fundraising, give your donors and prospective donors opportunities to share their stories. Let them know that they matter and that they can make a big difference.  

What's Your Personal Brand?
April 30, 2013

Funny how such a simple, five-letter word (brand) can be so complex and so much more than just a logo.

Reading, Writing, Arithmetic and Philanthropy
April 19, 2013

The needs and pressure for additional private dollars for public school foundations are great. The days of a single operational focus for a public school foundation are over. Make every constituency own philanthropy, and seek to broaden your impact. The teachers and children are waiting.

Principles of Fundraising, IMHO (Part 2)
April 4, 2013

Last week, I started my list of 11 principles of fundraising. These are from the final lecture I give to students when I teach a class in fundraising — the very least I hope they remember as they enter the nonprofit workforce.

Development Life Is a Long Song
March 29, 2013

During my career I paid thousands of dollars for career coaches that frankly ended up being a waste of time and money. While I wanted to explore opportunities in government and business, every indicator ultimately pointed me back to the nonprofit sector.