COVID-19

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Reading the tea leaves—how long is high unemployment here to stay?

The coronavirus pandemic has shot unemployment to record highs. The road to recovery may be difficult, and we’ll need civil society to guide us along this road.

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COVID and candid: human conversations while fundraising through pandemic

The pandemic gives us an opportunity to engage with donors on a more personal level. Here are four questions to engage your donors more candidly.


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The pro-grantee revolution: day two

So much grantmaking is hindered by unnecessary bureaucracy. Here are four ways for foundations to cut out the fat and make their grantmaking efficient—and grantee-friendly.

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Foundations should embrace the pro-grantee revolution

The pandemic has encouraged foundations to adopt new “grantee-friendly” processes. These should stick around after the pandemic. The first in a two-part series.


Gardening and fundraising: meditations during pandemic

I have often thought that my work as a fundraiser is not altogether different from my efforts as a backyard gardener. In both cases, I toil, persistently and thoughtfully, toward an outcome that is largely out of my hands.

Invest now in your greatest asset: people

Bear markets are a great time to make important investments in your organization’s growth. Here are some thoughts on how to invest in your greatest asset—people.


Philanthropy during COVID should focus on effective, local giving

Foundations and philanthropists should be focused on the most effective, local forms of giving in order to provide relief during this national health and economic crisis.

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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Data during COVID: the most useful database reports for development success

Smart fundraising requires knowledge of the field, good judgment, and having the right tools and information at your disposal. Here are the reports you need—especially now—for development success.




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