Fundraising and Giving

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.

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?