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.
Targeting gifts through a family foundation
Before you embark on the journey to create a family foundation, you have to decide exactly what you want your foundation to achieve.
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.
Planned gifts hinge on relationships
Linda Burr of CARE says nonprofits should approach donors as professional, trusted and ethical philanthropic partners.
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.
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.