Aug 5, 2013

Reinventing the annual report to maximize impact

Is it time to change the format of your organization’s annual report? TrickleUp converts its traditional publication into online report that focuses on the change it is helping to helping to make in people’s lives and how can it demonstrates its effectiveness.

Jul 7, 2008

Ups and downs of insurance gifts

John Keith, assistant vice president of gift planning at the Indiana University Foundation, highlights the pros and cons of using life insurance as a planned-giving tool.

May 20, 2008

Generations seen as equally generous

Counter to what many believe, younger people are just about as generous as older people, although their motivations for giving may differ, a new report says.

Apr 15, 2008

The importance of a gift acceptance policy

Knowing when and why to say ‘no’ to a gift ultimately will serve your nonprofit well, philanthropic experts say.

Apr 1, 2008

Colleges raise more money from fewer alums

Fundraising totals at U.S. colleges and universities jumped 9.5 percent in 2007, despite declining alumni-participation rates and flat donor counts, a new report says.

Mar 31, 2008

Family-foundation giving jumps

Family foundations, which include some of the largest funders in the U.S., saw spikes in both assets and giving in 2006, a new report says.

Mar 20, 2008

What gay and lesbian donors want

Donna Red Wing paints a portrait of the gay or lesbian donor with statistics, motivations and personal experience.

Mar 18, 2008

Planned gifts hinge on relationships

Linda Burr of CARE says nonprofits should approach donors as professional, trusted and ethical philanthropic partners.

Mar 13, 2008

Fundraising with an activist’s vision

Trina Tocco manages more than just advocacy efforts as campaigns coordinator at the International Labor Rights Forum. And her advice on blending an organization’s mission work with its fundraising benefits more than just activists.

Feb 21, 2008

Donor focus should drive development

Annual, major, capital and planned giving are complex development techniques requiring seamless integration that focuses on donor motivation.