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.
Donor focus should drive development
Annual, major, capital and planned giving are complex development techniques requiring seamless integration that focuses on donor motivation.
The three-step charitable ‘ask’
The Grantsmanship Center offers a quick primer on strategies for developing major gifts.
This practical checklist of questions is designed to help a nonprofit determine whether a capital campaign is timely for its organization.
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.
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.
Getting gifts of significance
Gifts of significance are rare but often result in lifelong partnerships, writes major-gifts fundraiser James Hodge.
Asking for major gifts
This practical beginner's guide to asking for major gifts walks you step-by-step through the process.
Online nonprofit fundraising
Multiple-appeal, deadline-driven, matching gift and dollar-goal campaigns are the focus of this review of online fundraising appeals.
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.