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From major gifts to planned and monthly gifts, we have tips and tools to help you succeed. This collection of how-to articles, case studies, templates, and checklists can help you learn from your peers, hit revenue goals, and expand your skills.

More Fundraising Advice

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    How to Advance Racial Equity: One Foundation Shares Lessons

    The staff and board of the James Irvine Foundation participated in 18 months of training to embed racial equity into their programs, operations, and grant making.
  • Video

    Experts Share Tips on Fundraising Amid Uncertainty

    Several frontline fundraisers joined the Chronicle to discuss how the pandemic has changed their relationships with donors and which donor-cultivation strategies are most effective now.
  • Donor Relations

    How Nonprofits Can Better Engage Young People

    Ways to market to them, make events more youth-friendly, and recruit people under 40 to your board.
  • Corporate Support

    Attracting Corporate Support: One Nonprofit Leader’s Approach

    The corporate giving landscape has shifted as many businesses have changed the causes they support and the ways they work with grantees in response to the crises. Here’s some expert advice on navigating the new terrain.
  • Major-Gift Fundraising

    How to Get Big Donors to Give in Troubled Times

    Individual donors gave a total of $326.9 billion to nonprofits last year — about two-thirds of all charitable giving — according to the latest “Giving USA” report. Much of that came from some of America’s wealthiest donors.
  • Video

    Smart Fundraising: How to Streamline and Innovate

    In the lead up to the year-end fundraising season, nonprofits can benefit from trying out innovative strategies for connecting with donors, say three development leaders during an online briefing organized by the Chronicle.
  • Donor Relations

    4 Ways to Make Your Donor Relations Recession-Proof

    Rely on fundraising fundamentals, thank donors broadly, connect with supporters without spending a lot, and create sustainable growth to attract gifts in an uncertain economy.
  • Year-End Fundraising

    9 Tips to Build a Smart Year-End Campaign in Challenging Times

    Advice from veteran fundraisers on how to stand out from the crowd and achieve your goals.
  • Video

    3 Women Share Lessons From Running Family Foundations

    Stacy Schusterman, Regan Pritzker, and Anne Earhart explain whether recent global crises have changed their giving and talk about the power of philanthropy to improve people’s lives.
  • Video

    How to Connect With Affluent Donors of Color

    The number of high-net-worth people of color is expanding rapidly in America, but many nonprofits fail to bring many of them into the fold, say panelists in an online briefing. Here’s what works.