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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.


Ruthlessly Practical Fundraising

Gail Perry
The Secret to a Smart Annual Fundraising Plan
Jul 23, 2014

When you make smart choices and set thoughtful priorities about where you are going to spend your time and resources,...

Navigating Off the Napkin

Angie Moore
Picking Apart the 2014 Giving USA Stats
Jul 22, 2014

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?
Jul 1, 2014

Got an idea for an app that could connect a charity or nonprofit with its supporters and beneficiaries in an...


Jeff Schreifels
6 Ways to Influence Your CEO to Love Fundraising
Jul 21, 2014

This is crucial. Your organization will never grow if your top leader cannot embrace fundraising and understand it's a large...

Outside Counsel

Willis Turner
6 Ways to Strengthen the Heart of a Fundraising Letter
Jul 21, 2014

A great fundraising appeal or email can have many different variables. But a clear call to action must be a...


Who's Up Next?
5 Ways Nonprofits Can Gain Exposure Through Social Media
Jul 18, 2014

Learn how you can engage your supporters and keep them invested in your cause with five simple social-media tips....

Pay It Forward

F. Duke Haddad
How Often Do You Go to the Well?
Jul 18, 2014

Look at the big picture and learn from every victory and defeat. And avoid budgeting a large grant when there...

Old Dog Fundraising

Pamela Barden
You + a Writer (Can) = Fundraising Success
Jul 17, 2014

A writer who works well with you is not by chance; it's the result of open dialogue and some give...

Bedrocks & Beacons

Jeff Jowdy
What Is Your Strategy to Make and Keep Connections?
Jul 16, 2014

Relationships can be magical when nurtured. Be sure that you are focused on the right professional relationships to ensure success...

Outrageous Hope

Margaret Battistelli
Data: What EXACTLY Should You Be Measuring?
Jun 9, 2014

Like with most things in life, the key to generating solid data that will make a difference in your donor...

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...

Talking Grants With GE Foundation's Asha Varghese

Asha Varghese, director of global health programs at the GE Foundation, discusses her foundation's grant process and shares keys for fundraisers seeking grants.

Gold Awards Flashback: Monmouth University (2013 Special Events Campaign of the Year)

As FundRaising Success gears up for the ninth annual Gold Awards for Fundraising Excellence, take a look back at last year's Special Events Campaign of the Year from Monmouth University.  Read More >>

Report: Annual Funds Increase the Likelihood of Fundraising Success

The Nonprofit Research Collaborative's recently released Special Report About Annual Funds explores the topic of annual funds and how important they are to fundraising success. Here are a few key findings from the report following the accompanying infographic.  Read More >>

Gold Awards Flashback: Muscular Dystrophy Association (2010 Campaign of the Year)

As FundRaising Success gears up for the ninth annual Gold Awards for Fundraising Excellence, take a look back at the 2010 Campaign of the Year from Muscular Dystrophy Association and DaVinci Direct.  Read More >>


The Top 10 Largest Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events in the U.S.

Social fundraising provider RallyBound recently released this handy infographic of the "Top 10 Single Largest Nonprofit Fundraising Events," all of which include peer-to-peer fundraising. The list is based on the total fundraising results from 2013 for each event.  Read More >>

Gold Awards Flashback: New York Public Library (2011 On the Edge Winner)

As FundRaising Success gears up for the ninth annual Gold Awards for Fundraising Excellence, take a look back at the 2011 On the Edge Campaign of the Year from New York Public Library.  Read More >>

Companies Mentioned:

Corporate Giving: The 10 Companies That Gave the Most in 2013

The Chronicle of Philanthropy released its list of the "10 Companies That Gave the Most Cash in 2013," which serves as a reminder that nonprofit corporate partnerships need to make sense for both parties.

Companies Mentioned:

From the Bridge Conference: Your Mission or Your Overhead Ratio?

At the 2014 Bridge Conference, Wounded Warrior Project's Steve Nardizzi took on the charity watchdogs and media, saying nonprofits should manage to their missions, not to misguided assumptions about overhead ratios.  Read More >>

Companies Mentioned:

Gold Awards Flashback: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (2012 Grand Control of the Year)


Gold Awards Flashback: 2006 Gold Awards for Fundraising Excellence Winners

As FundRaising Success gears up for the ninth annual Gold Awards for Fundraising Excellence, take a look back at the 2006 winners, headlined by the Package of the Year winner from Food for the Hungry.  Read More >>

19 Nonprofit Website A/B Tests Every Fundraiser Should Run

Fundraising studies across the board continue to report the growth of online fundraising, which makes nonprofit websites that much more vital. Here are 19 A/B tests outlined by KISSmetrics that every fundraiser should run.

30 Ideas to Enhance Fundraising Direct-Response Creative, Part 3

At the Association of Fundraising Professionals'Opens in a new window Fundraising Day in New YorkOpens in a new window last Friday, three fundraising professionals, along with moderator Amy Tripi, president of Tripi ConsultingOpens in a new window, shared 30 ideas to enhance fundraising direct-response creative. Here are ideas 21-30.  Read More >>

Gold Awards Flashback: American Jewish World Service (2011 Special Events Campaign of the Year)