As More Donors Retreat Behind a Veil of Secrecy, Prospect Researchers Hit Dead Ends

As More Donors Retreat Behind a Veil of Secrecy, Prospect Researchers Hit Dead Ends

As an increasing number of donors give through donor-advised funds and LLCs, it's becoming harder to identify and cultivate prospects, weakening fundraising operations that raise billions of dollars for nonprofits.

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From Big Bird to Big Grants: How Sesame Workshop Became a Fundraising Juggernaut

From Big Bird to Big Grants: How Sesame Workshop Became a Fundraising Juggernaut

The 50-year-old story of Sesame Workshop is about a singular focus manifested through an array of evolving approaches. Judging by the two $100 million gifts it’s landed in recent years, the organization’s not-so-secret sauce is really working.

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The Kids Are Alright: Millennials Reluctant to Give, But Donate Generously When They Do

The Kids Are Alright: Millennials Reluctant to Give, But Donate Generously When They Do

A new study reveals that millennials give more to charitable causes than was previously thought. What motivates giving by these young donors? What causes do they support? And how can nonprofits and universities best connect with this group?

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Growing Up: How an Advocacy Group for Millennials Seeks to Expand Its Fundraising

Growing Up: How an Advocacy Group for Millennials Seeks to Expand Its Fundraising

Started in 2009 by five law students in a campus cafeteria, Young Invincibles has become an increasingly visible national organization engaging young people in policy issues. Already backed by top foundations, it’s now looking to engage more individual donors.

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What the Critics Got Wrong About the Notre-Dame Cathedral Fundraising Response

What the Critics Got Wrong About the Notre-Dame Cathedral Fundraising Response

Shaming billionaire donors may feel good, but does it actually accomplish anything? A top fundraiser argues that authentic engagement and “radical listening” is a better way to steer big money to the social causes that most need attention.

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