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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.

 

Get What You Give

Joe Boland
2012 FS Lifetime Achievement Honoree Geoff Peters Named 2015 Max Hart Nonprofit Achievement Award Winner
Jan 23, 2015

The DMA Nonprofit Federation is honoring Geoff Peters, CEO of Moore Direct Marketing Group, for his dedicated service with the...



Pay It Forward

F. Duke Haddad
The Fundraiser's Daily Grind
Jan 23, 2015

To give it your best you must be on top of your game and give 100 percent. Our jobs are...



Old Dog Fundraising

Pamela Barden
Fundraisers: Let's Get Hungry Again
Jan 22, 2015

Often, the hungrier a fundraiser is, in terms of needing to acquire and retain donors, the more he or she...



It's Your Turn

Larry C Johnson
Looking for Donors? It's Inside Out
Jan 22, 2015

Nonprofit boards should conduct peer solicitations of themselves annually. Doing so both raises the commitment levels of individual board members...



Bedrocks & Beacons

Jeff Jowdy
Fundraising: It's Not the Pitch
Jan 21, 2015

Major-gifts fundraising isn't about "the pitch." It's not about a presentation. It is about having a meaningful conversation with prospective...



Navigating Off the Napkin

Angie Moore
Year-End Email Under a Microscope
Jan 20, 2015

Steve MacLaughlin, director of analytics at Blackbaud, goes to great lengths to provide insight to us all, and he has...



Outside Counsel

Willis Turner
Microsoft Word: The Fundraiser’s Frienemy
Jan 19, 2015

We copywriters have powerful tools at our disposal. Microsoft Word probably leads the pack. It makes our jobs faster and...



Connections

Richard Perry
Critical Elements of a Major-Gifts Officer Job Description
Jan 19, 2015

Please be very diligent to write good job descriptions for each major-gifts officer. It is so important that these good...



ProSpeak

Who's Up Next?
Why Nonprofits Should Run Like Businesses
Jan 13, 2015

Throughout my career, as a "reformed" lawyer, I have learned that in order to succeed in raising funds as a...



Ruthlessly Practical Fundraising

Gail Perry
Mega Donors Making Mega Gifts
Jan 7, 2015

The top 10 biggest charitable gifts in 2014 came to a combined total of an amazing $3.3 billion. Imagine 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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