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Joe Boland

Engage Virtual Workshop: A Conversation With the ALS Association

In an exciting, two-part webinar series, FundRaising Success is hosting in partnership with Blackbaud and Charity Dynamics, the ALS Association is providing an exclusive, inside look at what happened this summer and what has happened since the Ice Bucket Challenge. Read More >>



Who's Up Next?

Donor vs. Investor: An Important Fundraising Distinction

What exactly is a nonprofit investor? There are several very distinct differences between nonprofit donors and nonprofit investors and how each thinks. Take a look. Read More >>


Pay It Forward

F. Duke Haddad

When Have You Given Back?

I strongly encourage every person in our profession to volunteer and give back to help to others. Giving is what makes our profession special and unique. In truth, all of us are volunteer consultants in the sense we have acquired skills and experiences that are transferable to others. Even if you feel you have given back for many years, take a deep breath and volunteer again. To those who are just entering the field, work and volunteer at the same time. Who knows, you might eventually

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It's Your Turn

Larry C Johnson

Running Into the New Year — How to Win With Year-End Fundraising

Focusing on high-cash giving not only maximizes actual year-end returns, but more importantly, builds motivation and commitment in the segment of your donor base with the greatest inclination to give. Read More >>


Old Dog Fundraising

Pamela Barden

3 Ideas to Improve (Almost) Any Fundraising Activity

Aren't your donors worth putting some extra effort into creating events and campaigns that are worth their time and, ultimately, their money? Read More >>


Ruthlessly Practical Fundraising

Gail Perry

How Do We Attract, Develop and Retain Good Fundraisers?

There's an emerging movement to value talent, invest in the next generation, be open to change, and look for and nurture new fundraisers coming up in the ranks! Read More >>


Bedrocks & Beacons

Jeff Jowdy

It Is a Time of Thanks and to Celebrate Giving!

Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. Take time today to be sure that you are maximizing this opportunity to deepen relationships with your donors and other key friends!


Navigating Off the Napkin

Angie Moore

The Great Budget Excus … um … Debate

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



Jeff Schreifels

Major-Gifts Officers: Do You Have a Confidant?

Extend your hands, bring someone in and allow yourself to share the pressure of your work with someone else, where both of you ultimately benefit. Read More >>


Outside Counsel

Willis Turner

Want More Loyalty? Grant These 6 Donor Wishes

It's not always easy to make your donors' wishes come true. But if you don't put forth the effort to meet their emotional needs, someone else will. Read More >>


Outrageous Hope

Margaret Battistelli

Engage P2P Conference Is Next Week

Join FundRaising Success in Washington, D.C., next week for our inaugural peer-to-peer conference, Engage P2P: Redefining Peer to Peer.


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 >>