New technology is formalizing and making easier the process of uncovering hidden connections between the charity’s network and prospective donors.
To get a step ahead of the competition, charities use unconventional techniques to get names and addresses of people who might want to give.
Aggressive efforts to keep donors loyal and leadership stable helped keep big gifts coming even after a scandal that rocked the university.
A three-person unit tests and refines the group's email and social-networking formats.
A growing number of groups are creating fundraising platforms that make it easy for people to attract donations from friends, relatives, and colleagues.
Nonprofits are stepping up their powerful analytical techniques to make smarter fundraising decisions and increase donations.
A growing number of charities are connecting separate strands of fundraising into unified campaigns and getting strong financial results.
Charities are getting more precise about matching a donor's style to the person who makes a pitch.
More charities are getting employees, board members, clients, and volunteers to pitch in to solicit donors.
The share of first-time donors who give again is dropping precipitously, forcing many charities to think of supporters more like customers who need careful attention.
A growing number of programs are serving people who are just getting started as well as those in midcareer.
Employers say they are often more concerned with direct fundraising skills, like the ability to build ties with big donors.
A new Chronicle study finds that at least 30 charity fundraisers make more than $500,000 and some have crossed the seven-figure threshold.
At a time when it takes a median of six months to fill development jobs, nonprofits are looking in unexpected places for great talent.