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Editor-in-chief

Outrageous Hope

By Margaret Battistelli

About Margaret

Margaret's life in six words: Bountiful blessings, glorious chaos ... glitter included. 

Margaret has been with FundRaising Success since its inception in 2003. Before joining the magazine as its founding editor, she was an editor and writer for America Online; published PhillyFeast, a monthly magazine about food in and around Philadelphia; and held chief editor positions at a variety of newspapers and magazines in the Philadelphia area. She is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia. Contact her at mbattistelli@napco.com.

 

Ruthlessly Practical Fundraising

Gail Perry
Focus Board Members on Raising Friends for the Cause
Oct 1, 2014

You have to ask your board members to pull in their networks and introduce your organization to everybody they know....



Get What You Give

Joe Boland
Engage P2P Infographic: One Month of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Oct 1, 2014

Check out this infographic from online fundraising platform RallyBound on what the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge helped the ALS Association...



Navigating Off the Napkin

Angie Moore
Omnichannel vs. Multichannel
Sep 30, 2014

Before taking on omnichannel marketing, fundraisers should master multichannel fundraising and effectively measuring it.
...



Connections

Jeff Schreifels
5 Ways to Report Back to Donors on Their Gifts' Impact
Sep 29, 2014

You have no choice other than to report back to donors — not if you want to grow and not...



Outside Counsel

Willis Turner
2 Steps to Getting the Second Gift
Sep 29, 2014

When we know how to reinforce donors' decisions to give and help them maintain the warm feeling of helping, everybody...



Pay It Forward

F. Duke Haddad
Major and Planned Gifts: How to Engage Professionals on Their Own Terms
Sep 26, 2014

Major-gifts and planned-gifts officers constantly seek ways to engage with prospects and donors. Every technique is used on a daily...



Old Dog Fundraising

Pamela Barden
6 Ideas for Dealing With 'Take Me Off Your List' Requests
Sep 25, 2014

How do you handle donor requests to be removed from your list? This may surprise some of you, but, "Duh!...



Bedrocks & Beacons

Jeff Jowdy
Stand Firm for Principles
Sep 24, 2014

When we cave in and take shortcuts, we truly shortchange the project at hand, the mission of our organization, those...



ProSpeak

Who's Up Next?
6-Second Fundraising: How to Charm Online Donors With Digital Storytelling
Sep 23, 2014

Six-second fundraising? I'm not kidding. The new, ultra-short social-media services, Instagram and Vine, are showing how short little videos that...



Donor Trippin'

Nick Allen
Is There an App for Us?
Jul 1, 2014

Got an idea for an app that could connect a charity or nonprofit with its supporters and beneficiaries in an...



Raising the Possibilities

Thaddeus B. Kubis
Recurring Themes: The Case for Integrated Marketing Communications, Part 2
Dec 27, 2013

Recent discussions focus on a myriad of topics, but in the past two months, the recurring targeted topics seem to...



Hump Day Hullabaloo

Jo Sullivan
Hump Day Hullaballoo: Sometimes It's Hell in the Hallway
May 22, 2013

This week, as I transition into my new position as interim executive director at Save the Chimps, we're talking about...



Hey, We Like You Too!

 

Wow, we here at FundRaising Success had a collective Sally-Field-winning-the-Oscar moment — you know, "You like me! You really like me!" — yesterday when we realized that we were just 12 "friends" away from 1,000 on our Facebook page and 18 followers away from 3,000 on Twitter.

That has us jazzed! If you'd like to join the party — and we sure hope you will — here's how:


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