Fundraiser

When Looking to Diversify Your Development Office, Widen Your Lens

Have you noticed that when talking about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in fundraising, the conversation frequently mentions the lack of suitable candidates of color? I’ve heard that to be a major gift officer you have to have access to people with money, be comfortable socializing with them, and speak [...]

Fundraisers: Don’t Look In Other People’s Wallets

Higher salary. Nicer car. An assistant. Perks.  Nonprofit C-level executives are compensated better than their coworkers. There is a definitely a wide wage gap between senior managers and fundraisers, program managers and those in the field. But does that automatically mean senior managers should be expected to donate at a [...]

[ASK AN EXPERT] How Much of a MGO’s Time Should Be Set Aside for Special Events?

Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach, also known as Charity Clairity. Today's question comes from a major gift fundraiser who isn't sure how to persuade their boss to excuse them from tasks (like events) that aren't priorities [...]

By |2021-01-25T14:01:25-05:00December 12th, 2020|Ask An Expert, Fundraiser, Fundraising Events, Major Gifts|

3 Challenges That Stop Development Directors from Pursuing Major Gifts

Are you trapped on the small-dollar spin-cycle, spending all your time on fundraising activities that can’t fully-fund your organization and help you grow?  If you’re going to get out of it, you need to prioritize the fundraising activities that give you the highest ROI. That’s right, I’m talking about major [...]

By |2020-11-20T09:23:44-05:00November 20th, 2020|Fundraiser, Major Gifts, Nonprofit Management|

Now What? 5 Tips for Furloughed or Laid-Off Fundraisers

As generators of key revenue for nonprofits, fundraisers typically feel job security. There’s always more than enough work to be done, and the sense of juggling the work of what could be spread among two or three professionals may be overwhelming, but soothing in that your role feels critical. However, [...]

25+ Engaging Virtual Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits

During the age of COVID-19, many nonprofits, especially those that have been focused on growth, paused their fundraising strategies to deal with the results of the pandemic. Social distancing guidelines made in-person fundraising nearly impossible to do safely, and the economic downturn limited the philanthropic gifts individuals are willing to [...]

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