Executive recruiters and seasoned fundraisers who’ve hired numerous development officers talk about the mistakes that can doom job candidates—and how to avoid them to make the final cut.
As donors come under greater scrutiny and nonprofits face more criticism for accepting—or keeping—gifts from controversial philanthropists, we look to a 100-year-old classic play for moral guidance.
LeMay has raised $175 million from individuals for causes that are not always so popular. One key to her success, she says, is "radical listening." Which means what, exactly?
What does it look like when a big-city cultural institution and a donor stay in sync for decades? The relationship between Henry and Elaine Kaufman and the Kaufman Music Center serves as a good case study.
A veteran fundraising consultant explains why the hunt for a development director can be so frustrating, and zeroes in on the traits that matter most in candidates for these key positions.
As part of an aggressive campaign to shut down a campus research lab that uses dogs, PETA has accused Texas A&M University of inflating its fundraising tallies.
A former president and chief fundraiser of a major arts nonprofit offers an end-of-the-year list of the things she dislikes most about the grueling and stressful work of raising money.
The National Park Foundation has become a fundraising powerhouse. How did it achieving soaring levels of private support and what might that mean for the park system? We asked NPF Director Will Shafroth.
An Inside Philanthropy survey found that all too often, donors, trustees and nonprofit executives sexually harass the fundraisers at their organizations with impunity.
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.
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.