Background Paper
July 18, 2017

How to Work With Pro Bono Tech Support

Questions to ask, skills to look for, and other things to consider before you enlist volunteer technical help.

Article
July 13, 2017

Case Study: How a Volunteer-Led Grass-Roots Campaign Sparked Big Giving Among Women

Dartmouth College officials were dubious, but the effort netted gifts of $100,000 or more from 114 alumnae.

Article
July 12, 2017

How to Open Doors at Foundations

In her latest advice column, nonprofit expert Allison Fine answers a question about where to look for new sources of funding. In a quandary about your career? Need tips on leadership? Ask Allison.

Article
July 11, 2017

Charities: Don't Forget About the Politicking Ban Just Yet

The Johnson Amendment, which prohibits explicitly partisan activity by 501(c)(3) groups, remains the law of the land, despite President Trump’s executive order seeking a curb on enforcement.

Article
July 05, 2017

Case Study: Why This Annual-Giving Leader Still Relies on the Phone-athon

At Davidson College, phone campaigns are critical to keeping the alumni-participation rate around 60 percent a year, one of the best in higher education.

Tool Kit
July 05, 2017

Today’s Phone-athons: Tips and Tools for Success

Some colleges and universities are finding fundraising success with old-fashioned telemarketing campaigns. Here’s how.

Article
June 29, 2017

Dumbledore’s Army Comes to Life in Harry Potter-Inspired Nonprofit

How one nonprofit channels fans’ passion for pop culture into social activism.

Article
June 28, 2017

Flexibility and Openness Are Key to Revitalizing Older Charities

Nonprofits with long legacies must adapt by giving donors and volunteers more options and less time-consuming ways to get involved, experts say.

Article
June 27, 2017

5 Reasons Your Communications Strategy Should Include Editorial Boards

Editorials and op-ed columns can influence public perceptions of your cause. Engaging with the people who write and edit them makes it more likely they will consider your perspectives and proposals before they publish.

Tool Kit
June 22, 2017

How to Find the Right Nonprofit Job

Resources for starting and building a successful career in the charitable world.