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7 Deadly Sins of Fundraising

Jeff Jowdy January 28, 2015

A campaign to encourage board giving had too many foundational principles that were violated. Here are the seven deadly sins of fundraising committed, sins you...

Nonprofit Coach With Ted Hart: The Overhead Myth With Art Taylor, Jacob Harold and Ken Berger

TedHart January 27, 2015

Ted Hart speaks with Art Taylor, president and CEO of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance ; Jacob Harold, president and CEO of GuideStar ; and...

The Fundraiser's Daily Grind

F. Duke Haddad January 23, 2015

To give it your best you must be on top of your game and give 100 percent. Our jobs are not easy, and we need...

Looking for Donors? It's Inside Out

Larry C Johnson January 22, 2015

Nonprofit boards should conduct peer solicitations of themselves annually. Doing so both raises the commitment levels of individual board members and raises board giving to...

Fundraising: It's Not the Pitch

Jeff Jowdy January 21, 2015

Major-gifts fundraising isn't about "the pitch." It's not about a presentation. It is about having a meaningful conversation with prospective donors to see if...

Critical Elements of a Major-Gifts Officer Job Description

Richard Perry January 19, 2015

Please be very diligent to write good job descriptions for each major-gifts officer. It is so important that these good people know what they...

The Most Important Part of Fundraising: A Culture of Philanthropy

F. Duke Haddad January 16, 2015

Building a culture of philanthropy is the most important and dynamic program element fundraising professionals should do on a daily basis. As your organizational...

Why Nonprofits Should Run Like Businesses

Lucy Morillo January 13, 2015

Throughout my career, as a "reformed" lawyer, I have learned that in order to succeed in raising funds as a nonprofit organization, we must think...

Beyond Just Fundraising: Share Your Nonprofit Management Trends With FS

Joe Boland January 8, 2015

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...

Unite Your Board and Blast Off!

synergy January 8, 2015

Your board may be performing well enough, but once you've seen a group that is truly united, you realize how much more can be achieved....