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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.

 

Navigating Off the Napkin

Angie Moore
5 Reasons Why People Unfollow Brands on Facebook
Mar 31, 2015

Everyone has an opinion on why people unfollow brands on Facebook, but everyone agrees it’s bad, bad, bad....



Outside Counsel

Willis Turner
There Are Some Surprise People in Your Fundraising Audience
Mar 30, 2015

Of course you should craft your appeals to resonate with the majority of your readers. But you should always allow...



Connections

Richard Perry
Make The Nonprofit Program Person Your Best Friend
Mar 30, 2015

Without a close and cooperative relationship with your nonprofit organization's program person you, as a major gifts officer, cannot succeed....



Pay It Forward

F. Duke Haddad
Understanding Why People Give
Mar 27, 2015

Statistically, more than one-third of all charitable dollars given annually in the United States is directed to religion, and research...



Peeling the Onion

Katrina VanHuss
Vas Madness: What Nonprofits Can Learn From a March Madness Trend
Mar 27, 2015

Urologists noticed a bump in vasectomies at the start of March Madness, and they took action. Vas Madness was born....



ProSpeak

Who's Up Next?
Everything That Is Wrong With Our Retention Programs and How to Put Them Right
Mar 27, 2015

I know several fundraising directors who know for sure retention got worse after they introduced their loyalty programs. But they...



It's Your Turn

Larry C Johnson
Celebrating Your Volunteers
Mar 26, 2015

Kudos to those dedicated nonprofit development professionals who celebrate their volunteers. Those who know — and believe — that it's...



Old Dog Fundraising

Pamela Barden
4 Fundraising Questions I Can't Answer
Mar 26, 2015

Here are four fundraising questions I can't answer that have been haunting me lately....



Bedrocks & Beacons

Jeff Jowdy
How Is Your Fundraising Ground Game?
Mar 25, 2015

Never forget the ground game. At the end of the day, our biggest success lies in the personal connection —...



Get What You Give

Joe Boland
NonProfit PRO Leadership Conference: Navigating a Difficult Nonprofit Environment
Mar 24, 2015

At the inaugural NonProfit PRO Leadership Conference May 5 in Washington, D.C., Paul Bellantone, president and CEO of Promotional Products...



Ruthlessly Practical Fundraising

Gail Perry
5 Keys to Get in the Door With a Mega-Capacity Donor
Mar 18, 2015

So you've identified your big kahuna potential prospect, your mega-capacity donor. What next? How do you get in the door?...



Digging Deeper

Matt Hugg
Go for the Green: Prepare for Year-End Fundraising Today
Mar 17, 2015

If you're on a June/July fiscal year, you need to make plans now for a strong year's end. That means...



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...



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...



Some Mind-Bloggling Additions to the FS Team

 

Starting today, folks, sharp-as-a-tack fundraising smarty-pants Angie Moore will be blogging for FundRaising Success, under the title Navigating Off the Napkin. You can read her posts at the NON blog here. Angie is a partner at Donor Voice.

Angie's new blog is the latest in our efforts to bring you FS-exclusive blogs on a regular basis. Aside from NON, of course, we already have this blog and FS Managing Editor Joe Boland's Get What You Give Blog. Regular Today in Fundraising contributors Jeff Jowdy and Pamela Barden will be blogging under the names The Bedrock & Beacon Blog and Fundraising Matters, respectively. And in the near future, Willis Turner, senior copywriter at Huntsinger & Jeffer, and fundraising consultant Duke Haddad will come aboard, as well.

Also, we'll be resurrecting our old ProSpeak blog, where anyone in the fundraising sector is invited to contribute. Just send your posts to mbattistelli@napco.com. Be sure to include your full name and title, as well as a headshot if possible. We look forward to hearing from you!

Margaret

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