How EDI Practices Can Help Nonprofits Attract Talent in a Challenging Labour Market

Published December 5, 2023

    By Ellie Rusonik, Vice President, KCI Search + Talent     By Samantha David, Associate Vice President, KCI Search + Talent “Charities and nonprofits contribute to addressing some of the most pressing social and economic inequities. But having a social mission doesn’t mean an organization is intentionally and meaningfully incorporating equity, diversity and […]

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Future of Philanthropy: How Impact Investing Is Advancing Philanthropy

Published November 16, 2023

Written by Jeffrey D. Byrne, Co-Founder + CEO, Byrne Pelofsky + Associates Foundations and nonprofit organizations have been engaging in impact investing since the 1960s. Only in the last decade has the nonprofit sector started adopting a more strategic approach to incorporating impact investing into fundraising. By aligning endowments, investment portfolios, and cash management tools […]

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A Time for Thanksgiving Should be a Time to Act!

Published November 8, 2023

Written by Missy Gale, CFRE (Certified Fund-Raising Executive), M. Gale & Associates In November, Americans celebrate Thanksgiving by expressing gratitude for a bountiful harvest and by giving thanks for family and community. This year, I hope our expression of gratitude is more than a good feeling, because it is an opportunity to act by being […]

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Mega Gifts Aren’t the Problem. We Are.

Published November 2, 2023

Written by Jessica Browning, principal and EVP, Winkler Group A sweet older couple I met gives $1,000 gifts to about ten organizations each year—nonprofits of all sizes across different sectors. These are new gifts to organizations they’ve read about in the news or have heard about for years. It’s their annual tradition, and they find […]

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5 Steps to More Personalized Donor Experiences with the Responsive Maturity Model

Published October 26, 2023

By Gabe Cooper, Founder and CEO of Virtuous Software Giving is to a charity intrinsically personal. Donors give their money and time to nonprofits because they have a deeply personal connection to a cause. They give to cancer research because cancer has impacted their family. They give to the local food bank because they see […]

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The Power of Philanthropy

Published October 16, 2023

By Matthew J. Beem, PhD, CFRE Chairman and CEO, Kinetic I was at my neighborhood public library on a recent Saturday morning wrapping up loose ends between weeks on the road. I often duck into the local branch on weekends to thin and organize my “stack” between crazy work weeks. Movement near the library entrance […]

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Navigating Shifting Sands: Steering Nonprofits to Secure Institutional Funding for Campaigns in 2023 and Beyond

Published October 10, 2023

By Lauren Steiner, Owner + Founder, Grants Plus Capital campaigns are key in propelling nonprofit organizations towards achieving transformative goals. In the fluid world of fundraising, institutional funders, like foundations, corporations, and government agencies, are vital allies for campaign success. As professional fundraising consultants and technology providers, we’ve navigated the unique challenges of 2020 and […]

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Navigating Nonprofit Fundraising Through Economic Uncertainty: Strategies for Success

Published October 3, 2023

By Bre Alexander, Content Marketing Manager, iWave The past few years have undeniably posed challenges for nonprofits and fundraisers alike. We’ve come out of a global pandemic… but are we now heading into a recession? In this increasingly challenging environment, a series of shifts in the fundraising landscape have emerged: Donor retention rates are the […]

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Don’t believe the hype. Individual major gifts are alive and well…it just depends on your definition of major.

Published September 26, 2023

By Amanda Macdonald, Senior Consultant, The Monument Group One of my first jobs in fundraising was as a Campaign Associate for a very large capital campaign at a large institution. My main responsibility was to write thank you letters for campaign gifts of $100,000 and up. I would spend hours working on the perfect adjectives […]

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