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.

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.

Feb 20, 2008

The three-step charitable ‘ask’

The Grantsmanship Center offers a quick primer on strategies for developing major gifts.

Feb 18, 2008

Campaign readiness

This practical checklist of questions is designed to help a nonprofit determine whether a capital campaign is timely for its organization.

Feb 18, 2008

Grassroots capital campaigns

With its hands-on approach to conceiving, structuring and implementing a capital campaign, this article from the Grantsmanship Center is designed to inform grassroots campaigns ranging from green to seasoned.

Feb 18, 2008

Campaign giving crash course

Certified fundraising executive Linda Lysakowski examines the preparation and process of campaign giving in short segments in this 15-part series.

Feb 18, 2008

Getting gifts of significance

Gifts of significance are rare but often result in lifelong partnerships, writes major-gifts fundraiser James Hodge.

Feb 18, 2008

Asking for major gifts

This practical beginner's guide to asking for major gifts walks you step-by-step through the process.

Feb 18, 2008

Online nonprofit fundraising

Multiple-appeal, deadline-driven, matching gift and dollar-goal campaigns are the focus of this review of online fundraising appeals.

Feb 18, 2008

Annual fund as building block

A nonprofit's annual campaign is the cornerstone of all fundraising efforts, says Henry Rosso, founder and director emeritus of The Fund Raising School.