Non Profits

How Not to Panic When Your Boss Needs Answers

By: TJ Hillinger Does your boss fire-hose you with questions that you wish you knew cold, but maybe you don’t? Do you hesitate when put on the spot with questions like: “How many new members do [...]

Peer to Peer Fundraising: The Rising Tide

By: Katrina VanHuss, CEO of Turnkey Lissa Greenlee, Senior National Director, Team in Training, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society At some point, your board, your executive director, your colleagues…have said, “We need to do peer-to-peer fundraising!” No [...]

Trials testing educational methods ‘often fail’

Educational trials aimed at boosting academic achievement in schools are often uninformative, new research suggests. The new study, published in the journal Educational Researcher, found that 40% of large-scale randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in the UK and [...]

Want to increase your donations? Here are 3 reasons why payment type matters

by Peter C. Hohenstein You already know sustaining donors offer a steady, reliable income stream. But did you know the method of donation also matters? Using direct withdrawal via ACH—an electronic payment in which funds are [...]

A Road Map to Truly Transformative Gifts

By: Doug Barker Does your organization need big, transformative gifts to achieve mission success?  If yes, then what will that take? Focus on both the art and the science of high-touch fundraising. High-touch fundraising creates development approaches and cultivation [...]

Where are all the Young People?

By Stephanie Johnson According to the National Endowment for the Arts’ Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, older adults were the only group to show an increase in performing arts attendance 2002-2012. If you are [...]

$10,000 in Free Ads: Google Ad Grants Connects People to Causes

By Chris Taylor   What could you do with $10,000 per month in free advertising? How would it impact your cause? Your marketing budget? Are you looking to increase your potential donor pipeline? There is a [...]

Grants in Your Pants: The Forgotten Funding Source

The recent fundraising buzz around major donors is understandable:  Individual giving comprises the majority of philanthropic contributions.  Why wouldn’t a development team spend its time where the giving is largely unrestricted and is likely to come [...]

CSI: Nonprofit — Case Investigation

By Kathy Swayze, Impact Communications In today’s multi-channel world, a fundraising case for support is not a luxury. It’s a must-have tool for developing compelling fundraising messaging and raising money. Here are the facts:  the world [...]

Be Sure to Tend These Annual Fund Perennials

By Kerri Kerr, Avalon Consulting Group With the next shiny new digital novelty beckoning, you may be tempted to spend your digital budget driving innovation.  But that’s risky. One or more of these digital perennial favorites [...]