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September 21, 2017

Jeffersonian Dinners: Using Food and Conversation to Draw In Donors

The goal is to engage new supporters and get beyond idle chitchat, pulling them deeper into the mission and asking for their ideas — but not their money.

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September 19, 2017

A Key to Getting Corporate Money: Find Employees to Champion Your Cause

Corporate philanthropy increasingly takes its cues from "employee resource groups," which get direction from individual staff members passionate about charitable causes.

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September 12, 2017

How to Connect With Wealthy Young Donors

To inspire rich millennials to give, be prepared to listen and introduce them to philanthropic mentors.

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September 07, 2017

5 Smart Fundraising Tips From Wealthy Donors

Rich people are often bombarded with gift requests. The Chronicle mined its recent coverage for the best suggestions on how fundraisers can elevate their organization’s pitch above the din.

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August 29, 2017

Cultivating Diverse Donors Requires Cultural Sensitivity and Common Sense

Cast aside assumptions and stereotypes, but don’t ignore a donor’s cultural background.

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August 24, 2017

How to Find Big Donors Among the Women in Your Database

A prospect-research expert provides tips for the hunt for major gifts. The piece includes Readiness Checklists to help you identify prospective female donors — both within your database and elsewhere.

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August 15, 2017

Keys to Crafting Appeals for a Broad Array of Donors

Fundraisers and marketing consultants share tips for producing materials with diverse audiences in mind.

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August 04, 2017

Group Offers New Online Practice Test for Fundraising Certification

The goal is to give fundraisers a sense of confidence before taking the four-hour, 200-question credentialing exam.

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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 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.