Fundraising/Development

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Expressing regular and authentic gratitude to the donors, volunteers (including board members), and others who support your organization’s mission is one of the most important things you can do.

Tags: Donors, Events, Fundraising, Gift Acknowledgments, Thanking
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In less than two weeks, the seventh annual #GivingTuesday launches the unofficial beginning of the “giving season,” following the commercial days of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber...

Tags: Giving, Local, Fundraising, Donations
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It seems that almost every day, we read a new report about the state of individual giving. Among the recent highlights are:

Tags: Individual Giving, Planning, Evaluation, Donor Engagement
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Whether a nonprofit organization has been recently formed and is looking to engage in initial fundraising efforts or is well-established and is planning to expand its fundraising nationwide, the organization will need to consider compliance with...

Tags: Charitable Solicitation, Charitable Registration, Fundraising, Charleston Principles
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What are the “next big things” in fundraising?

Tags: Facebook, VR, Augmented Reality, Recurring Gifts, Planned Giving
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Even state officials who regulate charitable assets and charitable organizations realize that the current system of inconsistent state-by-state registration for fundraising is too cumbersome, imposing costly burdens and confusing complexities.

Tags: Charitable Solicitation, Registration Requirements
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In the early 2000s, I met with the executive director of an education fund in rural Virginia to kick off what would eventually be a seven-year engagement as a grant writer.

Tags: Grant Research, Resource Development, Fundraising
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What’s the secret sauce in great funder/nonprofit relationships? Here’s a crowdsourced “recipe” straight from the participants in four programs we co-hosted with Exponent Philanthropy in 2017.

Tags: Collaboration
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Tags: Relationships, Funders
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At the National Council of Nonprofits, we are constantly keeping our eyes and ears open for emerging trends or cultural norms: both those that prevent charitable nonprofits from advancing their missions, and those that get in the way of...

Tags: Trust, Grantmakers

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