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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.


Outrageous Hope

Margaret Battistelli
You Could Win a Free Pass to IFC in the Netherlands!
Aug 22, 2014

The IFC is taking place Oct. 14-17 this year and, in an exciting turn of events, is giving nonprofit fundraisers...

Navigating Off the Napkin

Angie Moore
I'd Like to Order Some Social Influencers
Aug 26, 2014

Oh, and can I have a side of “how to find them” and “what to do with them”?...


Richard Perry
Who Should Be on My Caseload?
Aug 25, 2014

What kinds of donors should be on your caseload? By kinds I do not mean gender, age, ethnicity, political or...

Pay It Forward

F. Duke Haddad
Is Your Nonprofit Organization Truly Transparent?
Aug 25, 2014

While you work for one charity, remember that your actions affect all charities and our profession as a whole. There...

Outside Counsel

Willis Turner
Everybody LOVES the Fundraising Pacakge. You Should Be Worried
Aug 25, 2014

If getting people to do what we went them to do was easy, there'd be no need for nonprofits....

Old Dog Fundraising

Pamela Barden
1 Email to Steal, 1 Email to Learn From for Fundraisers
Aug 21, 2014

Make sure your emails are counted among those few that survive the first and drastic purge of the day. Surprise...

Bedrocks & Beacons

Jeff Jowdy
Go With Your Gut
Aug 20, 2014

If you are struggling with an employee or a board member and your gut says to move him or her...

Ruthlessly Practical Fundraising

Gail Perry
'We Don't Want Your Money …'
Aug 20, 2014

This approach and these ideas can guide you to much, much bigger money. It's all in how you approach your...


Who's Up Next?
The Perfect Recipe for Donor Prospect List Segmentation
Aug 11, 2014

Looking for the perfect recipe for donor prospect list segmentation? With just a few ingredients, you can tailor every donor...

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...

Gold Awards for Fundraising Excellence Final Deadline Friday!

The deadline for the 2014 FundRaising Success Gold Awards for Fundraising Excellence is now Aug. 29 — and note, that's delivery, not postmark. In order to get the judging and write-ups done in time for the October issue, that's the final date we can accept awards, period.  Read More >>

Gold Awards Flashback: Covenant House (2013 Website of the Year)

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The FundRaising Success ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge

Never one to miss out on the fun, FundRaising Success accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge from DonorPro Nonprofit Fundraising Solutions, and yesterday, the FundRaising Success team, including sister brand Target Marketing, completed the challenge and made a donation, which you can view below.  Read More >>

Gold Awards Flashback: Findlay Hancock County Community Foundation (2013 Social Media Campaign of the Year)

Gold Awards for Fundraising Excellence Deadline Less Than 1 Week Away!

Believe it or not, we've already surpassed the midway point of August. That means the deadline for the the ninth annual FundRaising Success Gold Awards for Fundraising Excellence is fast-approaching. In fact, it's less than one week away!


Gold Awards Flashback: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (2011 Email Campaign of the Year)

5 Creative, Successful Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaigns

Online fundraising platform RallyBound recently unveiled the "Top 5 Wildest Nonprofit Fundraisers," highlighting five extremely creative — and successful — peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns.  Read More >>

Gold Awards Flashback: 2012 Direct Mail Campaigns of the Year Winners

As FundRaising Success gears up for the ninth annual Gold Awards for Fundraising Excellence, take a look back at the 2012 Direct Mail Campaigns of the Year winners.  Read More >>


Gold Awards Flashback: MSCPA (2011 Multichannel Campaign of the Year)

As FundRaising Success gears up for the ninth annual Gold Awards for Fundraising Excellence, take a look back at the 2011 Multichannel Campaign of the Year from MSPCA and DaVinci Direct.  Read More >>

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The Heart of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Operations: The Website

As peer-to-peer fundraising continues to establish itself as a major pillar in the nonprofit sector, fundraisers must make sure they provide the best experience for their participants and volunteer fundraisers. And that starts with the website.


Gold Awards Flashback: Canine Companions for Independence (2013 Email Campaign of the Year)

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2014 New York Nonprofit Conference: Chelsea Clinton on Fundraising and Storytelling

"Fundraising is storytelling," as Brian Cowart, chief development officer at Disabled American Veterans, said yesterday during his sit-down Q&A with Chelsea Clinton at the DMA Nonprofit Federation's 2014 New York Nonprofit Conference.  Read More >>

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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 >>