Fundraising and Giving

Apr 23, 2018

Private to Public; Institutions to Individuals

As social impact investing expands to an ever-growing group of institutional and individual investors, the investment banking community will continue to find creative ways to meet the increasing demand for social impact investments, working with nonprofits to identify capital market solutions.

Apr 9, 2018

Philanthropic Foundations React Dynamically But Intentionally to External Pressures

As foundations change and evolve, nonprofits must also adapt to the dynamic landscape of foundation operations, particularly in three key areas.

Mar 12, 2018

The Three Plus Three Approach: Six Fundamentals for Building a Mid-Level Strategy Your Donors (and Colleagues) Will Love

The process of launching a highly personalized mid-level program is not only worth the effort to drive more revenue and stronger donor relationships, it will likely teach your organization something about your donors you didn’t know before and can even create stronger internal collaboration across departments.

Feb 26, 2018

Personalize the Donor Experience

Breaking down segmentation based on in-depth knowledge of nonprofit audiences is an important first step toward engaging supporters and encouraging greater support.

Feb 26, 2018

Getting Started on the Sustainable Development Goals

For governments, nonprofits, foundations, and multinational agencies, community foundations are a critically important partner and convener that can ensure that locally-relevant programming that help us all achieve the Global Goals in every community around the world.

Feb 26, 2018

Too much of a good thing? Don’t get lost in the hype of new fundraising tech.

Regardless of tomorrow’s ‘next big thing’ in fundraising, one principle is sure to remain constant: An intentional, mission-driven fundraising campaign that meets donors on their turf—whether that’s in a ballroom or on their cell phones—never goes out of style.

Feb 26, 2018

Doing More Good: How Mission Diversity Can Help Grow Your Donor Base

Nonprofits can break free from donor burnout and grow their base of supporters by expanding the vision of the organization to include a complementary mission.

Feb 12, 2018

Survival Tips for the New Era of Fundraising

If the bulk of your fundraising budget is still directed toward age-old direct mailing campaigns, BDO's Andrea Wilson offers some emerging trends to consider exploring.

Feb 12, 2018

With Inherited Wealth, Millennials Poised as Big Donors

Over the next two decades, the Millennial generation will become the wealthiest generation. Cause marketers should be thinking now about how to engage this unique generation using technology and communications in novel ways.

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.