Article
July 07, 2016

How to Use Design Sprints to Tackle Creative Projects

Focusing on just one project without distraction for a few days can yield big results. 

Checklist
June 23, 2016

5 Steps to Take to Develop a Communications Strategy

Advice for developing a nonprofit communications plan in-house.

Audio
June 17, 2016

Podcast: A PR Leader’s Tips on Communicating for a Cause

Jack Leslie, chairman of Weber Shandwick, discusses the public-relations firm’s "Civility in America" report and building effective cause-based marketing strategies.

Article
June 07, 2016

How Fundraisers Can Deal With Donors Who Have a Different Worldview

What to do when a donor wants to talk politics — or uses old-fashioned terms that make you cringe.

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Special Report
May 02, 2016

The Best of Online Fundraising 2016

Online fundraising is hard, but smart charities have shown that it can done successfully with innovative thinking and smart planning.

Article
May 02, 2016

Best of Online Fundraising: Tactics That Work

The Chronicle asked experts and readers to identify charities that stand out in their use of the Internet to gain support and sell their causes.

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April 19, 2016

How and Why to Ask Big Donors for Feedback

One nonprofit shares its donor survey.

Article
April 12, 2016

How 'Lean Start-up' Helped Double Taproot’s Reach in a Year

The foundation quickly built a website where nonprofits and skilled volunteers find each other.

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April 06, 2016

How to Persuade Grant Makers Your Program Is Sustainable

When evaluating proposals, foundations often want to know how a program will survive after the donation is spent. Here a consultant offers advice and shares a sample case for sustainability.

Article
April 04, 2016

News About Small Prior Gifts Prods Reluctant Donors to Give

Fundraisers may gain from mentioning a modest previous donation early in the solicitation process, according to a University of Pittsburgh study.

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