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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.

 

Old Dog Fundraising

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For whatever reason you became a fundraiser, if you want to grow in the field you're going to end up...



It's Your Turn

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Making Fundraising Events Pay and Pay and Pay …
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How do you turn participation in a fundraising event into a lasting donor relationship built upon common goals? How do...



Ruthlessly Practical Fundraising

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Major Donor Visits Made Easy in 3 Steps
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Here are three important objectives for every single major donor visit you will ever make....



Bedrocks & Beacons

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You Never Know: The Importance of a Study Before a Major Campaign
Mar 4, 2015

If you really want to maximize fundraising success, you embark on a feasibility study before a major campaign....



ProSpeak

Who's Up Next?
5 Keys to a Successful Shoe Fundraising Drive
Mar 3, 2015

Shoe drive fundraising events are a fast, easy and innovative way to raise money for your organization and make a...



Outside Counsel

Willis Turner
Print This Blog: 10 Fundraising Copywriting Guidelines
Mar 2, 2015

The 10 tips below are basic copywriting guidelines that will help you every time you write a fundraising letter, email...



Navigating Off the Napkin

Angie Moore
Donor Centricity: How Do You Measure It?
Mar 3, 2015

It’s easy to say you are becoming donor-centric, but are you measuring your progress?...



Connections

Richard Perry
The Case of the Major Gifts Fundraising Employee Who Didn’t Fit
Mar 2, 2015

A sad situation I observe very frequently is a major gifts manager whose primary skill set is major gifts but...



Pay It Forward

F. Duke Haddad
Nonprofit Leadership: Succession Planning Is a Must
Feb 27, 2015

If you ask most senior-level nonprofit professionals they would admit succession planning doesn't exist or the plan sits and gathers...



Peeling the Onion

Katrina VanHuss
I Am a Paid Volunteer Fundraiser
Feb 27, 2015

"We pay volunteers to fundraise." Even as I write this sentence I realize that the words themselves sound ludicrous. And...



Get What You Give

Joe Boland
Washington Nonprofit Conference Keynote: 'Will the Mail Be There in the Future?'
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Robert Taub, acting chairman of the U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission, summed up the state of the USPS in 2015 during...



Hump Day Hullabaloo

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Hump Day Hullaballoo: Sometimes It's Hell in the Hallway
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This week, as I transition into my new position as interim executive director at Save the Chimps, we're talking about...



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

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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...



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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We're looking to engage, and looking forward to hearing from you.

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