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Why Coordination Is a Crucial Component of Your Funding Strategy

Organizations require consistent, diverse funding streams to keep vital programming alive. However, many organizations lack comprehensive strategic plans that integrate philanthropic giving and grant seeking as an active component of resource development.



Get What You Give

Joe Boland

Gold Awards Flashback: Leader Dogs for the Blind (2012 Campaign of the Year)

As FundRaising Success gears up for the ninth annual Gold Awards for Fundraising Excellence, take a look back at the 2012 Fundraising Campaign of the Year from Leaders Dogs for the Blind and Huntsinger & Jeffer. Read More >>


Old Dog Fundraising

Pamela Barden

3 Ways to Encourage Your Organization to Invest in Fundraising

The added money to invest in acquisition this year may not be enough to solve all your problems, but if you make it work hard and then show the results of that investment, the challenge to get more may be a bit easier next year, and the year after that. Read More >>


Ruthlessly Practical Fundraising

Gail Perry

Try a Carrot-and-Stick Approach With Your Nonprofit Board

Let's talk about how much profit we make from our different fundraising strategies. Let's educate our leaders to think differently about fundraising. Read More >>


Bedrocks & Beacons

Jeff Jowdy

Get Away and Get Energized to Increase Your Fundraising Impact!

Allow yourself the essential luxury of thinking longer term. Not day to day — but month by month, year-end and even two to three years out for you and your organization. Read More >>


Outrageous Hope

Margaret Battistelli

Engage P2P Keynote: Marty Coelho

Marty Coelho was one of the driving forces behind Relay for Life. You probably don't  know him in that context. But if your organization does or is considering doing peer-to-peer fundraising, you probably will want to hear what he has to say. Read More >>



Richard Perry

How a 'No' Becomes a 'Yes'

I've realized that no's are my friends. They provide a learning. They give me wisdom. They shine a light on my path so I can figure out where to go. Read More >>


Outside Counsel

Willis Turner

Is Clickbait Fundraising Evil? The Answer May Shock You!

The fact that some writers use clickbait for devious purposes doesn't make the technique itself bad, any more than a pickpocket makes fingers bad. Read More >>


Pay It Forward

F. Duke Haddad

Is Leadership Transition a Problem for You?

You cannot control leadership transition, but you can control how you deal with it and you can be prepared for it. Read More >>


Navigating Off the Napkin

Angie Moore

Picking Apart the 2014 Giving USA Stats

Are we back to pre-recession giving yet? Look to the 2014 Giving USA stats.


Donor Trippin'

Nick Allen

Is There an App for Us?

Got an idea for an app that could connect a charity or nonprofit with its supporters and beneficiaries in an ongoing way, one that could become part of their daily or at least weekly lives? Read More >>


Raising the Possibilities

Thaddeus B. Kubis

Recurring Themes: The Case for Integrated Marketing Communications, Part 2

Recent discussions focus on a myriad of topics, but in the past two months, the recurring targeted topics seem to include the following: cold calling, converting supporters into superstars, the education angle, increased brand awareness, determining what is fundraising ROI, how to apply for grants, the correct use of social media, and planning and executing events. In part 1, I covered the first half of these themes. Here, I tackle the remaining themes.



Hump Day Hullabaloo

Jo Sullivan

Hump Day Hullaballoo: Sometimes It's Hell in the Hallway

This week, as I transition into my new position as interim executive director at Save the Chimps, we're talking about change — its inevitability; its power to invoke fear; and ultimately, our power to overcome that fear, ride out the transition and embrace any brave, new worlds that result from it. Read More >>