November 10, 2016

How a Hot Young Nonprofit Persuades Donors to Invest in Its Growth

Year Up borrows from Wall Street’s playbook to recruit big contributors.

October 27, 2016

U. of Oregon Taps Its Scholars to Be Fundraisers

With state spending on higher education down, the institution is asking academic leaders to help cultivate big donors.

October 18, 2016

How to Handle Donor Relationships When You Switch Jobs

When a donor you cultivated at a previous charity wants to give to your new nonprofit employer, it can raise serious ethical questions that must be handled with care.

Tool Kit
October 12, 2016

How to Engage Young Alumni

A collection of resources to help you inspire recent graduates to give or get involved. 

October 11, 2016

What to Do When a Big Donor Becomes Tainted

Advice on how to prepare for, and respond to, a controversy surrounding a donor to your charity. 

Tool Kit
October 05, 2016

Tactics for Engaging Baby Boomer Donors

A collection of Chronicle resources to help you understand the unique needs and interests of a generation rounding into its golden years.

October 04, 2016

Don’t Let Political Opinions Derail Conversations With Donors

Everyone has an opinion about the fiery U.S. presidential campaign. Here, three experts offer fundraisers advice on how to navigate away from those discussions gracefully.

September 22, 2016

4 Things You Can Do Now to Foster Young Alumni Giving Later

Recent graduates may not have much to contribute financially at first, but they can give back to their alma maters in other ways. Developing that habit may lead them to donate later on.

September 19, 2016

Data Shouldn’t Aid Only Donors, Charities Are Told

When charities stop relying just on anecdotal evidence of their success, their performance improves and they attract supporters more easily.

September 06, 2016

A Jewish Federation Courts Support From Secular Gen Xers

The Associated finds that meeting the needs of post-boomers, who are less likely than their elders to practice a religion, has helped the nearly century-old group plant seeds for the future.