Article
February 16, 2017

5 Ways to Raise Money When Donors Are Consumed by Nonstop News

Don’t give up just because your cause isn’t the topic of the moment.

Data
February 07, 2017

The Philanthropy 50

Search or browse this year's list of America’s biggest donors and all the past lists going back to 2000. You can sort by name, amount donated, source of wealth, location, and top cause.

Article
February 02, 2017

A Small Nonprofit’s Investment in Fundraising Pays Off

The Community Sailing Center in Vermont made the most of a government grant and a surprise donation to build its development capability.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Data
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.

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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.

Article
January 10, 2017

4 Ways to Modernize a College Phone-athon Program

A top Colorado State fundraiser talks about how the university is using data analytics and a personal touch to keep money flowing in by phone.

Tool Kit
December 27, 2016

Tips for Thanking (and Keeping) Donors

A collection of tools and advice that can make the difference between getting a one-time gift and cultivating a longtime supporter.

Article
December 15, 2016

How Emily’s List Turned Donors’ Attention to Planned Giving

Sensing supporters’ curiosity about legacy gifts, the pro-choice political-action committee surveyed donors and adapted communications to draw more bequests.