October 19, 2017
How to Help Professors Raise Money
Academics are more involved than ever in helping colleges raise money. The Chronicle asked seasoned development professionals how to get the most from them — and avoid pitfalls.
October 18, 2017
Video: For Donors of All Kinds, It's the Mission That Counts
The director of development at the American Foundation for the Blind says a nonprofit’s mission is the focal point for most donors, and that’s how to connect with them, no matter what their background.
October 17, 2017
5 Ways Foundations Can Ensure That Evaluations Measure True Impact
Design an evaluation plan and a program at the same time, select evaluators who can give you timely results, consider whether you need specialists, and use quantitative and anecdotal information, say two experts.
October 12, 2017
Foundation Forms a Family Giving Circle to Teach Young People About Philanthropy
Participating families will put money into a common fund, and at the end of 12 weeks, after discussing community needs and how to effect change, they will choose a local nonprofit to support. Here’s how you can start a similar program.
October 11, 2017
Video: How to Work With High-Profile Influencers
A consultant who works with nonprofits explains how organizations can approach people who are well-known and how to get and keep them engaged.
October 10, 2017
4 Steps to Clearer Communications
Before year-end fundraising goes into high gear, take stock of your communications by answering key questions, simplifying your message, creating a clear call to action, and spreading the word.
October 09, 2017
Navigating Economic Diversity in the Nonprofit World
Read our collection of news articles and data studies to understand the role socioeconomic class plays in philanthropy and to learn what nonprofits and foundations are doing to recruit and retain people with modest economic backgrounds.
October 04, 2017
Video: From $141 Million Lottery Winners to Grant Makers
Fifteen years ago, Carmen and Alcario Castellano won the lottery and started a family foundation. Hear how they are using their grant making to encourage nonprofits to build more diverse leaders and boards.