Fundraising Ethics: Our Commitment to Community, Our Commitment to Trust

Organizations and individuals that assume the mantle of ethical fundraising will lead the sector. Relationships and trust are as critical to a donor’s first gift as they are to lifelong philanthropy.

Building Your Board of Advisors: Effective Career Mentoring

Explore effective ways professionals can engage in mentoring as part of their personal fundraising toolkit.

Burning Bridges, a Two-way Road

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.

5 Ways Fundraising is Like Baseball

Consider these five ways fundraising is like baseball as we explore the "great American pastime" as a metaphor to understanding the fundraising profession.

Fundraisers’ Toast: Raise Your Glass

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.

Titles for Fundraisers Revisited

How do we capture this in titles for fundraisers? Fundraising is a necessary part of philanthropy, but it should not define philanthropy.

Pull Up a Chair - Seating Strategies

Consider these seating strategies to more fully participate in conversation, thus keeping you in the game. Or use this to help enhance donor experiences.

4 Problems With GivingTuesday & How to Address Them

There are problems with GivingTuesday. But don't let that stop you from building a thoughtful #GivingTuesday strategy.

Thoughts on Future and Current Board Members

When interviewing board members for service, ask what they have read or are reading related to board leadership, governance, fundraising, or volunteerism.

Donor-Centered Planned Gift Marketing [Book Review]

A book review of Donor-Centered Planned Gift Marketing, by Michael Rosen. This book bushes off the complexity of planned giving and challenges stereotypes.