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.
To increase giving to their cause, charities should inform existing and potential donors about what others are contributing, according to new research. But gender can play a key role in influencing this psychological dynamic.
Nonprofit employers have become more accommodating when staff need a break to handle pressing personal issues. But fundraisers with lots of responsibility can find it tricky to step away from work. Here’s how to swing it.
Fundraising experts have long called for an end to capital campaigns and the pressure they cause for fundraisers and their institutions. Macalester College is an example of a school charting a new path. How’s that working out?
He was the author of five textbooks on fundraising and the brains behind Indiana University’s blockbuster strategies for raising boatloads of cash. What was Kent Dove’s secret sauce?
As fundraisers everywhere pray for end-of-the-year miracles, Karen Brooks Hopkins draws on her decades of chasing money—and landing big gifts—to offer some bracing advice on how to succeed in this business.
With crowdfunding campaigns bringing in more cash for a range of causes, eight California charities working on behalf of immigrants have formed a new fundraising coalition that will debut on Giving Tuesday.
It’s no secret that many women have been enraged by the ascendancy of Donald Trump. Now, new research documents how this anger affected their charitable giving after the 2016 election.