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Get What You Give

By Joe Boland

About Joe

Joe loves the 5 F's: food, fun, friends, football and fundraising

Joe has been with FundRaising Success since 2008, first as the magazine's copy editor, then senior editor and now managing editor. Prior to joining the magazine, he was a sportswriter for Montgomery Newspapers, covering high school and community sports in suburban Philadelphia. He is a graduate of Penn State University in University Park, Pa. Contact him via e-mail at or on Twitter at @JoeBolandFRS.


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....


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 —...

Navigating Off the Napkin

Angie Moore
8 Nonprofit Website Analytics to Find All the Gems From Your Web Engagement Data
Mar 24, 2015

There’s an enormous amount of information you can learn from your constituent engagement online. Are you mining those gems and...

Outside Counsel

Willis Turner
Nonprofit Copywriting: What Writers Say About Writer's Block
Mar 23, 2015

Do fundraising writers get writer's block? Does every writer? All writers talk about it. Some play complicated psychological tricks on...


Jeff Schreifels
Beyond Donor-Centered: Change Your Mission!
Mar 23, 2015

Is there anything about your donors in your nonprofit's mission statement? Probably not. It's a pretty rare occurrence if there...

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...

Get Engaged

Margaret Battistelli
What's Cooking in 2015?
Jan 7, 2015

Here's your chance to chime in and help us paint a picture of trends and best practices across all aspects...

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...

NonProfit PRO Leadership Conference: Navigating a Difficult Nonprofit Environment

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Inaugural Nonprofit Professionals of the Year Awards Submission Period Now Open

The nomination period for NonProfit PRO's inaugural Nonprofit Professionals of the Year Awards is underway. So start recognizing your peers, and send your nominations in today!  Read More >>


NTC 2015: 2015 DoGooder Video Award Winners

At the day two plenary session during the Nonprofit Technology Network's 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference in Austin, Texas, the 2015 DoGooder Video Awards winners were announced. The awards, presented by YouTube, See3 and NTEN, honor some of the best videos for good out there.


Washington Nonprofit Conference Keynote: 'Will the Mail Be There in the Future?'

Robert Taub, acting chairman of the U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission, summed up the state of the USPS in 2015 during his DMA Nonprofit Federation Washington Nonprofit Conference keynote: "Very few people wonder if the mail will be there — it's always there and always has been … but will the mail be there in the future?"  Read More >>

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How to Find and Cultivate Strong Nonprofit Leadership

Wounded Warrior Project’s Steve Nardizzi, the Tandon Institute’s Atul Tandon and Miami Children’s Health Foundation’s Lucy Morillo are successful nonprofit executives who know what to look for in leadership. Here are their insights on finding strong nonprofit leaders.


Today in Fundraising Becomes NonProfit PRO Today

Yesterday, we announced our rebrand from FundRaising Success to NonProfit PRO, as well as a rebrand of our newsletter from Today in Fundraising to NonProfit PRO Today.  Read More >>


2012 FS Lifetime Achievement Honoree Geoff Peters Named 2015 Max Hart Nonprofit Achievement Award Winner

The DMA Nonprofit Federation is honoring Geoff Peters, CEO of Moore Direct Marketing Group, for his dedicated service with the 2015 Max Hart Nonprofit Achievement Award.  Read More >>

DoGooder Video Awards Submission Period Now Open

It's DoGooder Video Awards time, and the submission period for the annual awards honoring the best videos that raise awareness, tell stories and inspire action for causes is open and runs through Feb. 8.  Read More >>

Infographic: 10 Fundraising Resolutions for 2015

By now, you've probably already noticed plenty of people falling behind on their New Year's resolutions. That's what makes it a perfect time to refresh those goals for the upcoming year. With that in mind, MobileCause, a could-based online fundraising platform, shares this infographic on the "Top 10 Fundraising Resolutions for 2015."  Read More >>

10 Secrets to Acquire Donors Online via Digital Technology

In his Fundraising Summit presentation, consultant and CFRE Roy C. Jones laid out 10 secrets to acquiring donors online through digital technology.

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Beyond Just Fundraising: Share Your Nonprofit Management Trends With FS

Here's your chance to chime in and help us paint a picture of trends and best practices across all aspects of the nonprofit world in the new year.  Read More >>

Know Your Audience: When Direct Mail Goes Wrong

Fundraisers, take note: Don't make the same mistake GEICO did in this direct-mail piece. Make sure you always know your audience.  Read More >>


Infographic: The Science of Giving

Check out this infographic from Happify, and next time you ask someone for money, remember that giving is just as valuable to the giver as the recipient.  Read More >>