Thinking Ahead: Embracing Innovation in Generosity

Published April 10, 2024

By Ted Grossnickle, Senior Consultant and Founder, Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates This month, JGA celebrates our 30th anniversary, which has us both reflective regarding where we’ve been and more importantly visualizing where we are headed in the future. It’s abundantly clear to all of us that the ways in which people are generous is undergoing […]

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Five Top Headwind Trends of Higher Education Fundraising in 2024

Published April 1, 2024

By Bonnie Devlin, Managing Principal & Co-owner, Washburn & McGoldrick, LLC       By Carla Willis, Managing Principal, Washburn & McGoldrick, LLC       As we provide counsel to our clients, we delight in hearing the details of the campaign gifts they are closing, the steady growth of innovative engagement efforts, and the […]

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Courageous, Safe, and Necessary Conversations: Advancing Inclusive Philanthropy

Published March 26, 2024

By Marts&Lundy Reflecting on recent achievements in the burgeoning realm of inclusive philanthropy, Marts&Lundy Consulting Partner Maia McGill sees tremendous potential for growth in the field … and reminds philanthropy professionals to practice that most basic of fundraising skills: listening. To have a conversation Maia McGill, Marts&Lundy Consulting Partner and notable authority on Inclusive Philanthropy, is […]

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Toxic Culture: The 10,000-pound Elephant in the Nonprofit Boardroom

Published March 18, 2024

By Laura Hutyra, CFRE, Vice President of M. Gale In today’s world, there are a lot of opinions about culture. It’s become quite the buzz word, and unfortunately some discussions even get ugly. However, one of the silver linings of the Covid pandemic was renewed focus and positive attention to the importance of company culture. Leaders […]

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Enhancing Nonprofit Board Effectiveness: A Strategic Imperative for Organizational Success

Published March 12, 2024

By Betsy Chapin Taylor, FAHP, CEO, Accordant At the heart of every successful nonprofit organization lies a high-functioning board of directors. Boards serve as champions of an organization’s mission, stewards of its resources and architects of its strategic direction. Boards provide essential oversight, guidance and support to elevate the organization’s mission, vision, values and strategic objectives. […]

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What to Do About Giving Declines, Nonprofit Staff Turnover, and Donor Fatigue

Published March 4, 2024

By Emily Zacek, Copywriter, DonorPerfect It feels like the last decade has been one unprecedented event after another. From global pandemics and extreme inflation to war and civil unrest, it can be difficult to keep pace with how your colleagues and donors react to the world’s news. According to the 2023 Donor Trust Report by […]

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8 Strategies to Overcome 2024’s Biggest Fundraising Challenges

Published February 19, 2024

By Todd Baylis, Qgiv CEO. Todd Baylis founded Qgiv in 2007, a digital fundraising platform that provides user-friendly fundraising software to more than 6,500 across North America.   It’s no secret the last few years have been challenging for the nonprofit sector. Nonprofit professionals face several challenges: declining donor numbers, dwindling donor retention rates, a […]

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Hot Take: Digital Marketing Is Not What You Think It Is

Published February 12, 2024

By Danielle Rice, Chief Technology Officer, Dunham+Company When someone says they do “digital”, a variety of things may come to mind – anything from social media content creation to website development to sending emails and texts. These channels are so common in marketing strategies these days that marketing professionals must find a way to integrate […]

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What Divides and Unites Us in Charitable Giving

Published February 7, 2024

By Lori Collins, Senior Vice President, Giving Sciences, Truesense These Divisive Times There is much talk of the divisiveness in today’s political climate. There seems to be a lack of tolerance in accepting viewpoints that are different from one’s own – not just different from cultural norms. Historically, religion held a prime spot for dividing […]

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