How Donor Advised Funds Work & How Nonprofits Leverage the DAF Ecosystem to Drive Philanthropy

Published May 13, 2022

  By Peggy DeAngelo, Director of Development at John Chambers College of Business and Economics West Virginia University Foundation   By Adam Miller, Senior Vice President at CCS Fundraising   Donor Advised Funds – or “DAFs” – have firmly established themselves as a philanthropic vehicle in the donor toolbox. A recent special report from the […]

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Does Having a Fundraising Development Plan Really Matter? Actually, Yes.

Published May 6, 2022

By Barbara O’Reilly, CFRE, Founder and Principal at Windmill Hill Consulting It started with a tweet asking if there was a correlation between fundraising development plans and fundraising success. We have so much anecdotal evidence how intentionally planning fundraising for a fiscal year creates a stronger vision for success. But can we concretely support the anecdotes […]

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Where is the New Roadmap?

Published April 29, 2022

By Avrum Lapin, President at The Lapin Group LLC Philanthropy is alive, well, and vibrant, but admittedly more complicated. Despite all the things that draw us apart, however, I contend that what has the greatest potential to bring us together is our shared commitment to making the world a better place and to improving the lives […]

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5 Tips to Turn Every New Donor into a Lifetime Supporter

Published April 25, 2022

By Sarah Tedesco, Executive Vice President of DonorSearch Donors not only provide essential monetary support for your organization, but they also build the foundation of the supportive community that every nonprofit needs in order to thrive. That’s why it’s so important to have an ironclad donor retention strategy in place that helps you turn as many first-time […]

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Financial Awareness Month: A Chance to Focus on Finances + Free Downloadable Resource

Published April 15, 2022

By Nathan Stelter, President of The Stelter Company April is Financial Literacy Month (likely timed with a certain tax day), and it means a chance to be part of financial planning conversations. The national holiday grew from a desire to educate kids about financial literacy, but the concepts apply to all of us, including nonprofit donors. This month […]

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How to Find and Keep Your Donors, Part One: Retention

Published April 1, 2022

By Tanya Cornejo, Senior Consultant at Benefactor Group This two-part series will share the key elements to overall donor relations: finding and keeping your donors. Before we talk about finding new donors, you need to make sure you are keeping the ones you have. Don’t put more water into a leaky bucket! Donor retention statistics over […]

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Nonprofit Grant Seeking: The Grantmaker’s Perspective

Published March 25, 2022

By Dana Textoris, Managing Director at GrantsPlus Grant seeking is very important for most nonprofits. Organizations of all sizes rely on grants from foundations, government offices, and corporations to varying degrees, but any amount of support for your operations or programming is valuable. Effective grant seeking requires dedicated time, strategy, and resources to consistently bear […]

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Top Problems You May Experience After Go-Live with Salesforce

Published March 13, 2022

  By Jason Boley, Senior Vice President at BWF Excerpt: Problems often arise when implementing new software, but they need not be inevitable. Anticipating potential problems before going live can minimize or eliminate those potential issues after go-live. Below are several potential post-go-live problems you’ll want to be aware of in advance. Problems often arise when […]

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5 Ways to Make Your Fundraising Events More Inclusive

Published March 4, 2022

By Ally Orlando, Communications & Marketing at DonorPerfect Despite a steady incline in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion work in the nonprofit sector, experts say most still aren’t doing enough to ensure events are inclusive and accessible to everyone. “Organizations that don’t prioritize accommodations like these at their events convey the message that donors who have a […]

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