July 06, 2016
How to Handle a ‘No’ Gracefully, and Other Tips From Two Big Donors
Bruce and Suzie Kovner give generously but have serious concerns about how some fundraisers approach philanthropists.
June 30, 2016
77% of Donors Say Their Giving Will Stay Flat in 2016
Belief in a charity’s mission and knowledge of how gifts are spent drive philanthropy, says a new study by Gallup. But few donors were swayed by personal stories about beneficiaries.
May 24, 2016
Personal Experience Motivates Giving to Women’s Causes, Study Finds
Less than 15 percent of donors target areas that impact women and girls, according to research by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University’s Lilly School.
May 02, 2016
Best of Online Fundraising: Tactics That Work
The Chronicle asked experts and readers to identify charities that stand out in their use of the Internet to gain support and sell their causes.
April 21, 2016
Design Nonprofit’s Auction Features Experiences — Not Stuff
Among the items up for bid at the Van Alen Institute’s auctions are a jaunt around Madrid with a prize-winning architect and the chance to build a chandelier with a New York lighting designer.
April 04, 2016
Nonprofit’s Customized Giving Plans Show Big Results
Fundraisers at the Weizmann research institute tailor vehicles like "virtual endowments" and "philanthropic mortgages" to meet individual donors' needs.
April 04, 2016
News About Small Prior Gifts Prods Reluctant Donors to Give
Fundraisers may gain from mentioning a modest previous donation early in the solicitation process, according to a University of Pittsburgh study.