Article
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.

Video
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.

Article
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. 

Article
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.

Sponsor-Produced Resource

Develop messaging to inspire donors

Campbell & Co shows how online surveys can help you maximize your investment in marketing collateral

 

Video
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.

Checklist
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. 

Tool Kit
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.

Checklist
October 05, 2017

7 Steps to Running a Crowdfunding Campaign After a Tragedy

You have to move quickly, set up efficient communication channels, and find a strong leader. 

Video
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.

Tool Kit
October 04, 2017

How to Win Big Gifts

Read case studies and get expert advice on how to build ties with donors and secure large donations.

Sponsor-Produced Resource

Optimizing your website for fundraising

Campbell & Co shows how your website’s architecture can influence donor behavior