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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5 Key Traits That Make Ted Lasso an Incredible (Advancement) Leader

Published December 11, 2023

By Venancio Batista-Pedro, Director of Business Analytics and Senior Researcher, Advancement Resources A Ted Lasso craze is sweeping television viewers everywhere. The show revolves around an American football coach who has been hired to coach an English football team—a sport Americans refer to as “soccer.” The catch? Ted Lasso knows nothing about English football, so […]

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

Published December 5, 2023

    By Ellie Rusonik, Vice President, Search + Talent, KCI     By Samantha David, Associate Vice President, Search + Talent, KCI “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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