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.

Template
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.

Tool Kit
December 13, 2016

Reaching Out to America’s Emerging Donors

Collections of articles and other resources to help you engage supporters across age, gender, and ethnic lines.

Article
November 16, 2016

Why Fundraisers Should Take the Long View

Being patient and keeping all donors informed can result in big rewards. 

Article
November 15, 2016

Young Women Help Drive Giving, Study Finds

Female members of millennial and Gen X households are influencing them to donate more, according to new research.

Article
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.