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March 15, 2017

How USC Raised $6 Billion and Is Now Seeking More

The university doubled its fundraising staff and focused on midlevel donors. Now it’s adding another three years to its record-breaking capital campaign.

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March 15, 2017

Advice for Aspiring Major-Gifts Fundraisers

If you want to become a major-gifts officer, seek out skilled mentors and ask for chances to interact with big donors, experts say.

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March 07, 2017

How to Find and Learn About Donors Abroad

A University of Chicago international prospect researcher shares tips and valuable open-source tools.

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February 23, 2017

How One Fundraiser Has Forged Relationships With Financial Advisers — and Scored Big Gifts

Patience and giving personal attention to financial professionals — and their wealthy clients — can pay off.

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Directory of Services: Find Products and Services to Help Support Your Mission

The Directory is a digital resource that helps you connect with vendors who help nonprofit organizations accomplish their fundraising goals and support their organizational strategy.

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February 07, 2017

The Philanthropy 50

Search or browse this year's list of America’s biggest donors and all of the past lists going back to 2000. You can sort by name, amount donated, source of wealth, location, and top cause.

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February 02, 2017

A Small Nonprofit’s Investment in Fundraising Pays Off

The Community Sailing Center in Vermont made the most of a government grant and a surprise donation to build its development capability.

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February 01, 2017

Dean’s Videos Help College Fundraisers Land Big Gifts Faster

Gift officers at the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering use personalized messages to get the dean involved earlier in the cultivation process.

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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.

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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.

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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.