October 03, 2017

How to Ensure the Success of a Junior Board

A veteran development director shares tips for mobilizing young leaders to improve programs, drive up revenue, and develop future trustees.

September 28, 2017

A Checklist and Sample Contracts for More Effective Crowdfunding

The University of California at Berkeley is raising hundreds of thousands of dollars a year for its projects, thanks to the guarantees and guidance it gives volunteer fundraisers.

September 27, 2017

Video: Raising $275 Million From Scratch

Chronicle reporter Megan O’Neil sits down with Adrienne Brooks of the National Museum of African American History and Culture to discuss its successful capital campaign, its membership program, and the museum’s next steps.

September 27, 2017

How Fundraisers Can Encourage Reluctant Leaders to Ask for Money

Start by helping them get some early easy wins.

September 26, 2017

Tips for Running a Crowdfunding Drive

How to raise more money, find new donors, and follow up when your organization runs a short-term online campaign.

September 25, 2017

Roundup: Fundraising in the Trump Era

The election of President Trump has proven a bonanza for some charities in whipping up support, while others fear the revenue impact of budget cuts.

September 21, 2017

Jeffersonian Dinners: Using Food and Conversation to Draw In Donors

The goal is to engage new supporters and get beyond idle chitchat, pulling them deeper into the mission and asking for their ideas — but not their money.

September 19, 2017

A Key to Getting Corporate Money: Find Employees to Champion Your Cause

Corporate philanthropy increasingly takes its cues from "employee resource groups," which get direction from individual staff members passionate about charitable causes.

Tool Kit
September 19, 2017

How to Be a Smart Advocate

Read case studies and get expert advice on how to build ties with lawmakers and advocate effectively for your cause without risking your tax-exempt status.

September 14, 2017

Raising Major Gifts: Key Advice From Those Who Do It Best

Creativity in approaching donors — and in finding the right people to make those personal appeals — can give charities an edge. The Chronicle offers a roundup of its top coverage of the quest to secure big gifts.