Tag: fundraising

Leadership Annual Giving: A Key Element for Development Success

By Arthur Criscillis In most organizations, a tremendous amount of time and attention is devoted to principal, major and planned giving programs.  Why? Because they tend to generate gifts with the greatest impact on colleges and universities – in addition to fueling high campaign goals. However, because of the focus on major and planned giving… Read more »

Advancement Services: Small Solutions Can Fix a Big Problem

By John Taylor Quite often, I am hired to go in and “fix” an Advancement Services department. Usually, the fundraising office brings me in, with the suggestion the Advancement Services unit is broken. What I find is it is not the department that is broken, but how the organization has (or has not!) allocated resources,… Read more »

How to Make the Case for Donations

By Arthur Criscillis Cash is king – without it you wouldn’t be able to provide the programs and services your nonprofit offers. But why should people give you their hard-earned money? Effective fundraisers are able to answer this question every time they ask for a gift and make the case for donations. I often hear… Read more »

Fundraising is Making a Comeback!

  By David King, President & CEO With the release of Giving USA we get confirmation the philanthropic recovery from the recent recession is continuing, and outpacing the overall economic recovery. The figures released today show giving increased 3.5 percent in 2012 over 2011, just slightly ahead of the inflation rate, but far ahead of… Read more »

Nonprofit Financial Planning: Dealing with Major Expenditures

By Jerry Henry, Partner Nonprofit financial planning typically includes where you’ll raise money, which grants you’ll apply for, whether you’ll do events, and how you’ll spend that money. You think about the things that affect the organization’s mission: Programs, personnel, and direct services. What you don’t plan for are the major expenditures no one wants… Read more »