Philanthropic culture key for fundraising
Nonprofits that want to build their fundraising capacity need to change their organizational culture through a focus on philanthropic history and strategies, community needs and genuine engagement of donors.
Nonprofit leaders study major gifts
The Leadership Gift School, a privately-funded effort in Charlotte to develop the philanthropic culture of nonprofits and the community, has just graduated its inaugural class.
New school to teach major-gift fundraising
Teaching nonprofit professionals how to secure ‘leadership’ gifts will be the focus of a new initiative that a group of professional fundraisers are launching in Charlotte.
United Way takes on change
Charged with fixing an organization stunned by a compensation scandal and the recession, the new executive director at United Way of Central Carolinas aims to transform the charity by communicating better with donors, break down walls within the organization and focusing on urgent community needs.
Donor focus seen as key in recession
Nonprofits are working in the recession to strengthen the fundamentals of their annual-fund and capital-campaign fundraising programs, retool their development strategies and stay connected with donors, experts say.
L.A. nonprofits hard hit by downturn
Despite challenges exacerbated by California’s budget crisis and by the state’s high unemployment rate, the city’s nonprofits have held employment fairly steady, a new report says.