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Mission and money

Cande de Leon and Scott Bucko join us to discuss Catholic parish fundraising and how mission-first fundraising can help mitigate a church’s financial risk.

Development Personnel

For our final webinar, Andrew McIndoe, vice president of development at The Heritage Foundation, and Nicole Rizkallah, consultant and recruiter at American Philanthropic, discuss development staff and personnel.


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Social media and marketing

This week, Eric Streiff and Kellie de Leon provide recommendations and tactical suggestions for a strong digital marketing presence for your nonprofit.

Higher education fundraising

Philip Brach, vice president of college relations at Belmont Abbey College, and Lynn Hubert, director of regional advancement at the University of Notre Dame, provide their insights into manage higher education fundraising today.


Data Analytics & Strategic Planning

There’s no time like the present to focus on the “important” while the “urgent” is much less urgent. Doug Schneider and Laurel McCombs help us think through strategic planning during pandemic.

Foundations and grants

We are joined this week by Rudy Carrasco, a program director with the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, to help us think through applying to foundations in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.


In-person Events

Janine Ryan and Justin Streiff discuss canceling and rescheduling events, as well as how to take events virtual and retain lost revenue from fundraising events.

Direct Response

Eric Streiff and Olivia Smith provide strategic advice to guide your direct-response efforts through the coronavirus pandemic.


Major Gifts

This week, Jeff Trimbath, Justin Streiff, and Chris Kuetemeyer joined us to discuss major gifts fundraising in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. 

The higher calling of fundraising

Several authors reflect on the value of nonprofit fundraising as a vocation and its role in strengthening our democracy. They also also offer important practical tips for fundraising professionals.