A development veteran argues that the most successful fundraising efforts are those that find the sweet spot where donor aspirations and organizational needs converge. Step one: better listening.
More than 2,000 donors have made bequest pledges to Planned Parenthood totaling some $325 million. Here's how the organization pulled off this remarkable fundraising feat.
Do today's young people have what it takes to succeed in grueling jobs that generally consist of 90 percent rejection? A veteran fundraiser reflects on the growing challenges—yet exhilarating upsides—of chasing donors.
Planned gifts are the biggest contributions that most donors will make in their lives. Landing these gifts is about much more than just patient cultivation, according to experts.
Women are quietly slipping into the driver's seat of philanthropy and it affects how every fundraiser will do their job in coming years, not to mention what actually gets funded.
Development veterans say that embellished campaign claims, misleading fundraising reports and downright falsifications are a fact of life in the charity world. What's driving such deception?
The first anti-trafficking group in the U.S., working locally with survivors who've escaped bondage, is now going stronger than ever. Where does its funding come from?
To be a top fundraiser, you have to both win the head game with yourself and connect more authentically to others. Here's an honest look at what raising the big money really takes.
Reflecting on a long and varied career in development, Dyan Sublett shares her insights about how to thrive in a field filled with tricky relationships and intense pressure to achieve results.
For decades, Jerold Panas has been one of the brightest lights in the development profession. Here's his advice on how to succeed in a fundraising terrain that keeps getting tougher.
Women's giving circles are on the rise, and for good reason: they work. We talk to one of the early stars of this growing national movement for women givers.