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.
A new book on wills, “Becoming One of the Grateful Dead,” explores issues around planned giving and bequests, but also the complex and often fraught family dynamics that can surround charitable donations.
Despite all the stories of institutions raising eye-popping amounts of money, capital campaigns often fail spectacularly. Why do things go wrong? And what strategies can help ensure that such campaigns succeed from the get-go?
For funders and fundraisers alike, keeping track of stakeholder conversations can be hard in an era of digital overload. We connect with a tech firm that’s built a new tool to help organizations navigate an increasingly noisy nonprofit landscape.
The latest research on women and philanthropy from the Lilly School suggests that women of all races take a lead role in prompting charitable giving and fundraisers who ignore them do so at their peril. We dig into these important findings.
While 2018 turned out to be a good year for fundraisers, some experts predict that raising money will be more challenging, starting this year and continuing into the future, due to a combination of demographic and economic factors.
A small but growing group of charities has been able to raise millions of dollars apiece using little-known federal tax credits that have been around for nearly 20 years. Here’s a look at a promising funding source that more nonprofits should know about.
When the primary benefactor behind a nonprofit goes away, it can be a rough transition to a new and sustainable funding model. Some organizations don’t survive. The Ucross Foundation’s artist colony is determined to learn the ways of fundraising.
Tito’s Homemade Vodka now calls itself a charity company that “just happens to sell vodka on the side.” Its expanded philanthropy pays keen attention to improving employee satisfaction, productivity, and—of course—the bottom line.
Projecting charitable giving by Americans has always been more of an art than a science. But now it’s getting even harder to make reliable estimates thanks to changes in tax law and other factors. So how can nonprofits know what to expect?
Many nonprofit executives and board members have never worked in the trenches raising money and don’t understand how the process works. Key misperceptions about fundraising can hurt staff morale and lead organizations to raise less money than they could.
A major falloff in charitable donations may yet materialize as a result of changes in federal tax law. But interviews with more than two dozen experts who track nonprofit giving reveal that fundraising kept going strong in 2018, with many groups pulling in donations at record levels.