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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.



Who's Up Next?
Gamification: Incentivize Your Constituents to Act
Sep 2, 2014

"Gamification" is one of those buzzwords that makes its way around the nonprofit and marketing worlds every so often. Maybe...

Navigating Off the Napkin

Angie Moore
Yes, There Is a Challenge With the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Sep 2, 2014

Here's the good, the bad and the real opportunity of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that has taken on a...


Jeff Schreifels
It's Not About the Money … Why Fundraising Is a Mystical Experience
Sep 2, 2014

Fundraising really isn't about the money. It's really about an exchange of labor and values. And, it's about love....

Pay It Forward

F. Duke Haddad
Plan A, Plan B or No Plan?
Aug 29, 2014

Do you have a written operational plan to follow for you and your team? Having a plan helps you see...

Old Dog Fundraising

Pamela Barden
When Donors Come to Visit
Aug 28, 2014

We may not have a “Welcome — come on in!” sign hanging at the door, but from time to time,...

Ruthlessly Practical Fundraising

Gail Perry
How to Learn From the Ice Bucket Challenge and Make Social Media Work for Your Cause
Aug 27, 2014

What made the Ice Bucket Challenge so successful? There were a few key factors of the challenge that all fell...

Bedrocks & Beacons

Jeff Jowdy
Take Time to Celebrate Fundraising Success With Everyone
Aug 27, 2014

We all love to celebrate! Find appropriate ways to constantly celebrate your fundraising success with those who make a life-changing...

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...

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....

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...

Final Call: 2014 FundRaising Success Gold Awards Entries Due Tomorrow!

The final deadline for the 2014 Gold Awards for Fundraising Excellence is tomorrow, so overnight those entries and join in celebrating some of the best fundraising campaigns around.  Read More >>

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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