the Editors


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. 


Introducing Philanthropy Daily’s forum on donor intent

Timely and timeless questions on the philanthropic principle of donor intent are being addressed in the wake of the fourth edition of Martin Morse Wooster’s seminal book on the subject.

Serendipity: How good (and bad) ideas spread

Despite technology’s role in distributing information, the diffusion of ideas is still essentially a social phenomenon.


Serendipity: The Future of Work

This collection of articles considers the issues facing human labor in our era of rapid change. What role might philanthropy play in ensuring that people not only survive the transition, but thrive in the midst of it?

Serendipity: Making Sense of Social Complexity

This collection of articles considers how we as individuals, groups, and society as a whole might make use of deeply human tools—from psychology to social learning—to make sense of the complex world in which we live.