February 01, 2017
Dean’s Videos Help College Fundraisers Land Big Gifts Faster
Gift officers at the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering use personalized messages to get the dean involved earlier in the cultivation process.
January 31, 2017
How One Nonprofit Formed a Planned-Giving Council and How You Can, Too
An advisory group can help manage bequests and planned gifts — and potentially build ties to wealthy prospective donors.
January 30, 2017
How Students Can Prepare for a Nonprofit Career
In her latest advice column, nonprofit expert Allison Fine answers a reader's question about students who want to go right from college into work that benefits others. In a quandary about your career? Need tips on leadership? Ask Allison.
January 26, 2017
Big Charitable Gifts: Where Donors Have Given $1 Million or More
Search our free database of charitable gifts of $1 million or more from individuals. You can sort by cause and by donation size to learn about contributions nonprofits or donors have announced publicly. This database is updated regularly to include new items.
January 24, 2017
Answers to Your Questions About State Fundraising Rules
A lawyer who represents charities answers some frequently asked questions about fundraising registration and complying with regulations.
January 19, 2017
5 Ways College Fundraisers Can Help Academics Attract Big Gifts
Development offices can help deans and professors overcome their aversion to raising money by taking it a step at a time, starting with understanding the academic mind-set.
January 18, 2017
Audio: How Colorado State Fundraisers Make Phone-athons Work
Listen to a mock fundraising call, and see guidelines and survey questions, for tips on how Colorado State University has boosted graduates’ giving by phone.