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.

Tool Kit
August 03, 2016

Advice on Attracting Diverse Donors

A collection of articles to help you raise money from a wider variety of supporters. 

July 26, 2016

What Goes Into a Naming Policy

Establishing rules about naming rights can help your nonprofit negotiate gifts more smoothly.

Tool Kit
July 19, 2016

Donor Relations: Beyond the Basics

A selection of resources from The Chronicle on building strong, smooth relationships with the big contributors who provide critical support for your nonprofit.

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.

Special Report
May 02, 2016

The Best of Online Fundraising 2016

Online fundraising is hard, but smart charities have shown that it can done successfully with innovative thinking and smart planning.

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.