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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.

 

It's Your Turn

Larry C Johnson
Running Into the New Year — How to Win With Year-End Fundraising
Oct 30, 2014

Focusing on high-cash giving not only maximizes actual year-end returns, but more importantly, builds motivation and commitment in the segment...



Old Dog Fundraising

Pamela Barden
3 Ideas to Improve (Almost) Any Fundraising Activity
Oct 30, 2014

Aren't your donors worth putting some extra effort into creating events and campaigns that are worth their time and, ultimately,...



Ruthlessly Practical Fundraising

Gail Perry
How Do We Attract, Develop and Retain Good Fundraisers?
Oct 29, 2014

There's an emerging movement to value talent, invest in the next generation, be open to change, and look for and...



ProSpeak

Who's Up Next?
The Winning Nonprofit Digital Stories From TechSoup's Storymakers Contest
Oct 29, 2014

We were blown away by the global participation in this year's campaign. Without further ado, we're thrilled to announce the winners...



Bedrocks & Beacons

Jeff Jowdy
It Is a Time of Thanks and to Celebrate Giving!
Oct 29, 2014

Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. Take time today to be sure that you are maximizing this opportunity to...



Navigating Off the Napkin

Angie Moore
The Great Budget Excus … um … Debate
Oct 28, 2014

Budget management and budget cuts are never easy, but becoming stagnant and not trying to change is not the answer....



Pay It Forward

F. Duke Haddad
Do You Have Triple Crown Award-Winning Volunteers?
Oct 27, 2014

Charities should motivate their volunteers to strive for their own individual Triple Crown Award each fiscal year, which represents a...



Connections

Jeff Schreifels
Major-Gifts Officers: Do You Have a Confidant?
Oct 27, 2014

Extend your hands, bring someone in and allow yourself to share the pressure of your work with someone else, where...



Outside Counsel

Willis Turner
Want More Loyalty? Grant These 6 Donor Wishes
Oct 27, 2014

It's not always easy to make your donors' wishes come true. But if you don't put forth the effort to...



Get What You Give

Joe Boland
Engage P2P Spotlight: 5 Steps for Effective Donor Cultivation
Oct 16, 2014

Dan Germain, vice president of business development at Small World Labs, tackled cultivation best practices, which certainly should be...



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...



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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