Good fundraisers make good neighbors

Door-to-door solicitations can promote neighborliness and serve as a valuable part of a healthy community.

The unconventional interview question you should ask when hiring a fundraiser

Consider adding this question to your screening process when hiring a major gifts officer…

How occupational licensing blocks employees from entering the workforce

Broad occupational licensing laws serve to block too many applicants from the workforce—especially reformed ex-criminals.

Millennials Are Givers, and Uniquely So

Millennials have a bad reputation for being insignificant as a donor class. Is their giving really so minimal?


Donors who help veterans

What are the best ways for donors to help veterans?

Globalist humanitarians and the new nationalist backlash

Should solidarity for a particular person be superseded by a love of humanity in general?

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4 ways to break down 'silo mentality' in nonprofit organizations

In many nonprofits, two cultures develop: a fundraising culture and a programmatic culture, creating “silo mentality” that fosters suspicion and degrades mission effectiveness. 

The Kochs and the Pews

Similarities and differences between the two philanthropic brother duos.

Hurricane Michael recovery efforts point to the power of local generosity after overlooked disasters

Two main suggestions for those wishing to help support survivors of disasters reevaluate how they choose to respond.

Popularity-based grants are irritating, harmful, and need to end

Funding contests where groups compete to get the most votes to win money from a corporate partner are well intentioned, but hurtful to nonprofits.

Newly unearthed documents reveal heiress Cordelia Scaife May’s philanthropic legacy

The legacy of a mid-century environmentalist socialite whose laser-focused philanthropy helped sow the seeds of anti-immigration policy

Five simple tests to improve your direct mail results

Direct response fundraising doesn’t have to be a guessing game: with proper testing, you can make data-informed decisions.