Ben Shelton

Ben Shelton is at the School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame. He worked for numerous years as Senior Consultant at American Philanthropic, a consulting firm whose mission is to strengthen civil society by improving the effectiveness of charitable foundations and nonprofit organizations.

How’s your fundraising pitch? The best and worst ways of making an ask.

You can learn a lot about how your organization relates to its donors by asking yourself these four simple questions.

Five simple steps for winning back your lapsed donors

Give your lapsed donors a shot to renew their support—don’t talk yourself out of it before you even try.

Seeking a foundation grant? Write a successful LOI in 5 simple steps

Make sure that you are putting your organization in the best position for funding.