Organizations and individuals that assume the mantle of ethical fundraising will lead the sector. Relationships and trust are as critical to a donors first gift as they are to lifelong philanthropy.
The future of fundraising includes strategic stewardship taking the same time and effort in cultivating a donors passion to make a difference.
Explore effective ways professionals can engage in mentoring as part of their personal fundraising toolkit.
You know the adage "don't burn your bridges." As you leave positions for new career opportunities, remember that burning bridges are sometimes very good.
Consider these five ways fundraising is like baseball as we explore the "great American pastime" as a metaphor to understanding the fundraising profession.
Celebrate the achievements of your fundraising peers. What better excuse to do so but to raise a glass and recognize others with the fundraisers' toast.
How do we capture this in titles for fundraisers? Fundraising is a necessary part of philanthropy, but it should not define philanthropy.
Consider these seating strategies to more fully participate in conversation, thus keeping you in the game. Or use this to help enhance donor experiences.
There are problems with GivingTuesday. But don't let that stop you from building a thoughtful #GivingTuesday strategy.
When interviewing board members for service, ask what they have read or are reading related to board leadership, governance, fundraising, or volunteerism.