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Allison Fine

Stories by this Author

  • Fundraising

    Stop Treating Donors Like ATMs: Here’s How

    Simple steps to get off the hamster wheel of transactional fundraising and move toward relational fundraising.
  • Opinion

    Artificial Intelligence Could Transform Fundraising if It’s Used Effectively and Ethically

    The pandemic gave nonprofits a glimpse of how A.I. can change giving. Now foundations and nonprofits need to join forces to use these tools to jump-start a revolution in giving and ensure that organizations of all sizes and causes benefit.
  • Opinion

    Opinion: Chatbots, A.I., Cyborgs, and More Have the Potential to Help Fundraising

    By freeing up staff, advanced technology could give humans more time to build personal ties with supporters.
  • Advice

    How Chatbots Are Helping Nonprofits Do More for Less

    Computer programs that simulate written human conversation can answer donor questions, gather data, share stories, encourage advocacy, and even raise money.
  • Advice

    How Nonprofits Can Survive Setbacks

    An advice column in which Allison Fine answers your questions about nonprofit careers and leadership.
  • Advice

    How to Open Doors at Foundations

    In her latest advice column, nonprofit expert Allison Fine answers a question about where to look for new sources of funding. In a quandary about your career? Need tips on leadership? Ask Allison.
  • Advice

    How to Get a Charity Job if You Have No Nonprofit Experience

    In her latest advice column, nonprofit expert Allison Fine answers a question from a reader who’s having trouble breaking into charity work despite a strong academic background and work experience. In a quandary about your career? Need tips on leadership? Ask Allison.
  • Advice

    How to Be a Boss When You’re Supervising Your Friends

    In her latest advice column, nonprofit expert Allison Fine answers a reader’s question about what to do when your promotion puts you in charge of your former peers on staff. In a quandary about your career? Need tips on leadership? Ask Allison.
  • Advice

    How Students Can Prepare for a Nonprofit Career

    In her latest advice column, nonprofit expert Allison Fine answers a reader’s question about students who want to go right from college into work that benefits others. In a quandary about your career? Need tips on leadership? Ask Allison.
  • Advice

    How Not to Lose Ground in Your Career While You Raise Kids

    In her latest advice column, nonprofit expert Allison Fine answers a reader’s question about balancing advancement opportunities and family priorities. In a quandary about your career? Need tips on leadership? Ask Allison.