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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.

 

Pay It Forward

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The Best Birthday Gift of All
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Get What You Give

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Engage P2P Spotlight: 5 Steps for Effective Donor Cultivation
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Dan Germain, vice president of business development at Small World Labs, tackled cultivation best practices, which certainly should be...



Old Dog Fundraising

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A Tale of 4 Acquisition Efforts
Oct 16, 2014

When I open an envelope, I want to quickly grasp what it is I am being "offered" — what problem...



It's Your Turn

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How to Know If You'll Be Successful
Oct 16, 2014

Although the outcomes of any given fundraising effort cannot be known with absolute certainty, assessing the probability of success isn't...



Ruthlessly Practical Fundraising

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How Your Board Can Increase Donations by 39 Percent — Without Asking for Money
Oct 15, 2014

Personal thank-you calls are a way to put board members to work, even if they're nervous about asking for money....



Bedrocks & Beacons

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Who Knows You?
Oct 15, 2014

Life is full of reciprocity. Be someone whom people know by knowing them, and for those of us in the...



Navigating Off the Napkin

Angie Moore
Donor Communications: Get It Documented! No Excuses
Oct 14, 2014

How can you understand the communication experience your donors are having if you don't have it all written down?...



ProSpeak

Who's Up Next?
5 Steps to Measuring Nonprofit Website Success
Oct 14, 2014

Because your website is so important, we should consider some ways to evaluate and measure its success. Here are five...



Connections

Jeff Schreifels
Managing Up: 7 Tips to Get What You Need From Your Manager
Oct 13, 2014

We believe that managers actually need to manage their major-gifts officers. Sadly, the state of management in the nonprofit sector...



Outside Counsel

Willis Turner
More Usage Mistakes Writers Make
Oct 13, 2014

Part 2 of my alphabetical list of writing mistakes that are easy to make but important to avoid.
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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

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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...



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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