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Successful Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

According to an article in Forbes by David Hessekiel, peer-to-peer fundraising is becoming for efficient and engaging more donors than ever before.

Worrisome Trends in Philanthropy

Charitable giving appears to be booming. Charities raised $410 billion in 2017, the largest total since "Giving USA" began tracking giving patterns more than 60 years ago. But an article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy suggests today’s big numbers mask some worrisome trends. 

How the Pursuit of Perfection Could Be Hurting Your Fundraising Goals

A recent article by David King in Forbes dives into ways that the pursuit of perfection can be the enemy. King gives 5 ways that he has witnessed this negative phenomenon that could be hurting your nonprofit. 

How NonProfits Can Better Support Fundraisers

An important question in the fundraising world is “how do you keep your good people” and “what do you lose when they don’t stay?”

Giving USA 2018

Americans gave $410.02 billion to charity in 2017, crossing the $400 billion mark for the first time.

Two Major Gift Options You Should Not Ignore

Veteran fundraiser Jay Love writes in Bloomerang a simple but powerful article with a reminder about the two major gift types with the “largest potential” that he says are “rarely discussed.” 

Messaging Strategies that Work for Your NonProfit

A recent article in NonProfitPRO by Leeann Alameda reminds us that never in history have there been so many charities—and all of them vying for attention—and donations. 

The Power of the Pen

A recent post in Bloomerang Blog by Brian Grissom ponders the very digital state of our world (e-cards, e-thank you’s, e-checks, e-meetings) and reminds the reader how such a state of affairs make real correspondence in one’s mailbox even more precious than before!   

How to Genuinely Connect with Your Major Donors

A recent article by Andra Kihlstedt in nonprofitpro acknowledges the sometimes an awkward relationship that can exist between a fundraising professional and a major donor, due to the differences in wealth and the different social circles each of you travel in.  

Cryptocurrency Enters the World of Philanthropy

A recent article in nonprofitquarterly gives an update on the predicted use of “Cryptocurrency”. 

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