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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.

 

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Old Dog Fundraising

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It's Your Turn

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Blasting Off With Social Media
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Change is coming to philanthropy. Big change. Hoping it will "blow over" is not a workable response. Doing what you've...



Ruthlessly Practical Fundraising

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Don't abandon your board members when it comes to their fundraising responsibilities. Help them get there. Show them what to...



Bedrocks & Beacons

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That Fancy Brochure Isn't Going to Raise a Dime
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Connections

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Tough times require a far greater amount of vigilance and discipline on your part and on the part of your...



Outside Counsel

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Navigating Off the Napkin

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Donor Trippin'

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



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Hump Day Hullabaloo

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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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