Fundraising and Giving

Jan 2, 2018

Why Stewarding Your Donors Should Become a New Year’s Resolution

As national donor retention rates continue to linger well below the 50 percent mark, nonprofit leaders might consider that the most important assets entrusted to them are in fact their donors.

Dec 18, 2017

Impact Measurement (Part 1)

A program’s outputs must be relevant to their desired outcomes and impact. However, many funders only require their grantees to report on outputs without further measuring impact. Outcomes enable funders to truly see if the programs they are investing in are changing lives and making a difference.

Dec 18, 2017

Give with Heart, and Give Smart: 9 Things Donors Should Consider in 2018

The 2018 giving season is now upon us. These guidelines can guide donors to ensure their generosity is more impactful and effective than ever before.

Dec 4, 2017

Fundraising Success: How a Small, Rural Organization Raised $1 Million Per Month for a Year

The fundraising success of the Eagles Renovation Project required very specific action steps to a rural audience. Here’s how The Honeywell Foundation accomplished it.

Nov 20, 2017

Can Philanthropy be Taught?

Giving away money - particularly when it's not yours - can be fun. But does it actually teach students anything about philanthropy or how to be a philanthropist?

Oct 23, 2017

The Mindful Art of ASKING

Bringing a mindful approach to fundraising can greatly improve the solicitation process. Mary Lin McBride from Mindful Resolution suggests a helpful acronym to center oneself before that next big meeting.

Oct 23, 2017

3 Reasons Why You Should Try Social Fundraising This Holiday Season

Get out there this holiday season and make sure social fundraising is a part of your mix. You’ve got nothing to lose and a whole lot to gain.

Oct 9, 2017

Seven Steps to Carpe Diem on #GivingTuesday

With #GivingTuesday just around the corner, savvy nonprofits are already laying the groundwork for their campaigns to maximum success. BDO's Laurie De Armond offers 7 steps to make the most of #GivingTuesday.

Oct 9, 2017

Ever Consider Applying for Funding from Family Foundations?

Nonprofits have an opportunity to look beyond the largest foundations and focus their attentions on the largely untapped reservoir of family foundations.

Aug 28, 2017

Community Foundations and their Role in Philanthropy

Community foundations lead the way by getting things done. Foundation For The Carolinas' President and CEO Michael Marsicano explains how.