Checklist
February 14, 2017

5 Steps to Building Ties with Corporate Employees

Volunteer help, pro bono support, and eventually money can come from building ties with employees at companies.

Article
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.

Article
January 03, 2017

Foundation Gives Young Women Chance to Make Grant Decisions

A new fellowship in New York City lets teens call the shots on which nonprofits to fund.

Checklist
November 29, 2016

10 Insider Tips for Winning Grants

Advice from grant makers on how to improve your chances of getting funded.

Article
October 26, 2016

Here's a Grant Maker That Wants to Pay Your Indirect Costs. Really.

The Hewlett Foundation encourages nonprofits to present realistic overhead expenses when applying for grants. 

Article
August 18, 2016

What to Consider When Moving From University Fundraising to a Smaller Nonprofit

Those who make the jump may find themselves working on a smaller team with fewer resources, but some former higher-ed fundraisers say it can be a good career move.

Article
August 16, 2016

Smart Questions to Ask Donors Before Seeking Money

Discovering what matters to your donors is key to building a long-term relationship and landing big gifts over time.

Article
July 14, 2016

A Major-Gift Ask Is About Much More Than Just the Dollars

Before talking amounts, fundraisers hoping to secure big contributions need to find out what prospective donors hope to accomplish with their philanthropy.

Article
July 12, 2016

Use Meetings With Wealthy Donors to Build Connections

Nonprofit leaders and major-gift fundraisers offer tips for using face-to-face contact to strengthen ties with big donors.

Checklist
June 29, 2016

6 Pitfalls of Donor Databases and How to Avoid Them

An expert on nonprofit database management offers tips for anticipating and preparing for common challenges.