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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.


Old Dog Fundraising

Pamela Barden
You Asked—Fundraising Questions Answered, Part Three
May 21, 2015

This is the final article in a series of three that follow up on questions submitted during the NonProfit PRO...

Ruthlessly Practical Fundraising

Gail Perry
6 Ways to Get The Most Out of a Major Donor Visit
May 20, 2015

You finally have the appointment with your major donor. Don't strike out when you finally get in the door. Here...

Bedrocks & Beacons

Jeff Jowdy
The Power of One
May 20, 2015

It only takes one person—and it has to take one person—to start a movement or an organization, to turn around...

Navigating Off the Napkin

Angie Moore
Are You Going to Fall Out of Searches Now?
May 19, 2015

Big changes have happened at Google, and whether your website is mobile or not is going to affect how they...


Jeff Schreifels
Outrageous Service—Why It’s a Must in Major Gift Fundraising
May 18, 2015

I often run into fundraisers who somehow get it in their head that their donors only support their organization. Now,...

Pay It Forward

F. Duke Haddad
What a Capital Idea!
May 15, 2015

For the ultimate intense experience in fundraising, try tackling a capital campaign. Even if you have a campaign or two...

Peeling the Onion

Katrina VanHuss
Darth Vader Reads My Blog
May 15, 2015

Collecting data meaningful to gaining better results is within our grasp. GuideStar understands that donors need a way to evaluate...

It's Your Turn

Larry C Johnson
It’s There—Waiting for You
May 14, 2015

Far too often, nonprofit leaders adopt a scarcity mentality. There's never enough. There's more competition for philanthropic dollars subdividing a...


Who's Up Next?
Yes You Can: Ground Rules for Nonprofit Lobbying and Advocacy
May 5, 2015

Given the many issues facing nonprofits today, and the people they serve, it is more important than ever to get...

Digging Deeper

Matt Hugg
Are You in Their Head?
Apr 28, 2015

How well do you know the people you serve? How well do you know the folks you solicit for gifts?...

Outside Counsel

Willis Turner
How to Write a Fundraising Drip Campaign
Apr 27, 2015

According to the Rule of 7, it takes an average of seven exposures to a message before it sinks in...

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 >>