Fundraising

Ethics and Fundraising During a Pandemic

October is the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Ethics Month, so let’s talk about something most of our organizations have been doing even more frequently during the pandemic (or crisis, or election, or natural disaster, etc.) and why it’s an ethical issue: making decisions for our donors by neglecting to ask [...]

By |2020-11-04T10:55:38-05:00October 23rd, 2020|COVID-19 / Coronavirus, Disaster Fundraising, Fundraising|

[ASK AN EXPERT] How Often Should We Thank Monthly Donors, and How?

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 fundraiser who isn't sure automating monthly donor receipting a good idea. Dear Charity Clairity, For years we have changed out our [...]

By |2020-10-23T10:09:46-04:00October 16th, 2020|Ask An Expert, Donor Appreciation, Fundraising, Monthly Giving|

A Guide to Virtually Asking and Getting

For as long as we can remember, meeting with donors – especially when asking for major gifts – was best done face-to-face. But just like social distancing has changed everything else (such as Congress casting votes remotely and sports events being played without fans in the stands), fundraisers are being [...]

By |2020-10-13T15:00:34-04:00October 14th, 2020|Donor Cultivation, Fundraising|

[ASK AN EXPERT] Can the USPS Be Trusted for Year-End Fundraising Mail?

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 fundraiser who is worried about sending mail through the USPS right now. Dear Charity Clairity, I’m curious what others are doing [...]

4 Ways Education Nonprofits Can Fundraise More Equitably

As a black person that has worked in the nonprofit education space for quite sometime, one of the most uncomfortable experiences is listening, to mostly white people, talk about their work and the communities they serve. I am more sensitive to such language because I often identify with the students [...]

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