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Understanding Why People Give

F. Duke Haddad March 27, 2015

Statistically, more than one-third of all charitable dollars given annually in the United States is directed to religion, and research indicates that faith practitioners are...

Brown-Bagging It

Joe Boland December 12, 2014

Food and hunger nonprofits City Harvest and Philabundance utilize the "brown paper bag" outer envelope technique in these direct-mail fundraising campaigns. In this video,...

Giving Tuesday Fundraising Thank-You to St. Baldrick's Foundation

Joe Boland December 2, 2014

As a special thank-you to St. Baldrick's for participating in our conference and for all the great work the organization does, in addition to the...

2014 Political Direct-Mail Tips

FS0114_Paul_Bobnak November 24, 2014

This video takes a look at three ways political direct-mail campaigns can stand out from the crowd, win donors and build engagement with voters using...

Finding FQHC Funding: Foundation Grantseeking for Community Health Centers

Teresa Wilke October 28, 2014

It is clear that foundation opportunities exist, but many FQHCs lack the grant sophistication to identify, target and secure these funds. To mitigate these...

bbcon 2014: RJ Mitte and the Importance of Celebrity Ambassadors Living the Cause

Joe Boland October 7, 2014

Actor RJ Mitte, the keynote speaker at Blackbaud's annual bbcon conference, isn't just a celebrity face for a nonprofit. He truly lives the cause of...

On the Rocks, Please

Jeff Jowdy September 3, 2014

Part of the power of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is that it relies on specific, one-on-one invitations to participate....

The Importance of Higher Education Annual Giving and Young Alumni Participation

Lighthouse Counsel logo July 8, 2014

Tom Landrum, former vice president for development and alumni relations at the University of Georgia , discusses the importance of an annual fund and...

8 Sobering Thoughts for Social Impact Bond Supporters

NPQ logo blue June 12, 2014

At the Council on Foundations’ annual meeting , during a plenary on the state of philanthropy, White House Social Innovation and Civic Participation Director Jonathan...

Noncash Giving: The 'Long Tail' of Donor Engagement

Foundation Center June 10, 2014

It seems " The Long Tail " has its own tail. Since Chris Anderson first coined the term in a Wired article back in 2004,...