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.

Jul 1, 2008

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.

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.

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 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.