Special Report
August 01, 2017

15 New Fundraising Ideas That Worked

The Chronicle staff reports on colleges, hospitals, social-service organizations, and other nonprofits that took a risk and got results. 

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August 01, 2017

15 New Fundraising Ideas That Worked, Part I

The 92nd Street Y excites donors with cool technology, a ballet steals an airline tactic, and more.

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August 01, 2017

15 New Fundraising Ideas That Worked, Part II

Inside a “textathon,” the ultimate day planner for gift officers, and benefit parties where food steals the show. 

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August 01, 2017

15 New Fundraising Ideas That Worked, Part III

An advocacy group’s members generate social-media content, and a small charity trades events for experiments.

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August 01, 2017

From Microsoft to Gates Foundation to Local Charity: The Evolution of a Leader

Former Gates Foundation head Patty Stonesifer shares lessons she’s picked up in moving to Martha's Table, a small Washington, D.C., social-services nonprofit.

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July 28, 2017

Celebrating Success: How Fundraisers Mark Accomplishments

Symbolic traditions, surprise parties, and specialty drinks are some ways you told us your organizations recognize achievements.

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July 27, 2017

How to Keep Your Charity Neutral in a Partisan World

Nonprofit leaders offer smart tips for remaining apolitical to build bipartisan support among lawmakers and donors. The advice can also benefit groups that take a neutral stance but are plunged unexpectedly into a political controversy, as happened to the Boy Scouts this week after President Trump made a speech at its jamboree that included partisan political comments.

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July 26, 2017

Opinion: How Foundations Can Balance Strategic Goals and Community Needs

Grant makers can maximize their impact by focusing most of their spending on a few key objectives, but there’s nothing wrong with setting aside some money to support local ideas and institutions.

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July 25, 2017

How to Overcome Implicit Bias in Nonprofit Hiring

Experts shine a light on subtle ways prejudice creeps into hiring and offer advice on attracting a more diverse pool of candidates.

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July 19, 2017

How to Manage a Dysfunctional Manager

Three steps to getting your work done and staying positive, no matter how bad your boss.