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Fundraising Resolutions For 2015

Click here for the full transcript. It’s that time of year again: a time to reflect on the year that is coming to a close, and to make resolutions for the year ahead…your fundraising resolutions, that is. Join the #fundchat community on Wednesday, December 17 from 12 – 1 pm EST for “Fundraising Resolutions For… Read More »

Have Corporations Hijacked #GivingTuesday?

Click here to view the transcript. The results are still being tallied, but by most accounts, #GivingTuesday met or exceeded expectations. It was hard to miss the fact that this year, corporate partnerships had greater visibility. Which lead some to question, “Have corporations hijacked #GivingTuesday?” In an article titled, “Selfish Charity: Down With #GivingTuesday,” Hamilton Nolan… Read More »

Don’t Let Your Donations Get Lost in the Mail

My beloved brother Ron Fischman died in October 2014. Our family asked that donations in Ron’s memory go to an organization he had supported. We gave out the organization’s website and its mailing address. But only the online donations went through. The mailing address we found on the website was wrong. Now before you wonder… Read More »

The Value of Being Grant Professional Certified (GPC)

Recently, when #fundchat and #grantchat teamed up to talk about professional certifications for nonprofit fundraisers/grant professionals, as always with both communities, a thoughtful dialogue transpired. As a Grant Professional Certified (GPC) through the Grant Professionals Certification Institute, I  find I am often in the minority within the #fundchat community since much of the discussion talks… Read More »

How To Create An Effective Nonprofit Volunteer Program

Click here for the transcript! Establishing a volunteer program for your nonprofit can have an enormous impact on everything from fundraising to delivering on your organization’s mission. But that’s easier said than done. It’s relatively easy to create one or two volunteer experiences that is meaningful, but how do you maintain a program over months… Read More »

Fundraising Metrics, Data, & Stats (Oh My!)

 We’re hosting #fundchat from the annual Blackbaud users’ conference being held in Nashville (check out the hashtag #bbcon to follow the action). And of course, a major focus of the conference is fundraising metrics, data, statistics, analytics, and the technology that can help us better track and analyze it all. Join the #fundchat community on… Read More »