In the fundraising profession, a typical week involves interacting with all types of volunteers, including board members, development committee members, interns, or other individuals who have generously contributed their time to help us achieve our goals and further our missions.
There's so much going on in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector, we just have to say our piece. Comments welcome!
We are excited to announce that Collins Group is becoming a division of Campbell & Company, a national fundraising consulting and executive search firm.
When marketing and development work in tandem, the benefits are beyond effectiveness.
It is not a coincidence that ‘cultivate’ is used in fundraising – if you tend to your donors like you tend to your garden, you will reap the benefits.
In the fundraising world, nothing gets us grumbling quite like the thought of planning a special event (especially on the eve of the fall event season).
So the real question we should be asking our volunteers is: how can they help us to actively engage members of the community in the mission of your nonprofit? How has your mission caused them to reach that aspirational place of wanting to reach out to others, and are they open to sharing their story with others?
In the spirit of reflection, here are three universal fundraising truths, reinforced by my recent work with diverse clients.
The environment for grantwriters has become more competitive than ever. Below are some grantwriting tips for your organization.
One simple organizing method that I like to suggest to major gift fundraising teams of staff and volunteers is the “A, B, C” categorization to determine how “ready” our donor prospects are for making an investment in our campaign or initiative.
Yesterday the Giving USA Foundation released its annual report on giving in America and reported that an estimated $316.23 billion was donated to charitable causes in 2012.