Zip Up Your Corporate Partnership — with Alignment

Guest Post by Jen Filla  This is the second in a series of three micro-learning pieces focused on how fundraising research can maximize giving from corporate philanthropists. Do you remember when you were a child first learning to zipper a

Who Doesn’t Want to Raise $16.88 Billion? You Can! With Corporate Relationships.

Guest Post by Jen Filla  This is the first in a series of three micro-learning pieces focused on how fundraising research can maximize giving from corporate philanthropists. Are you ignoring existing friends and donors that could provide your organization with

What To Do When Ethics Quandaries Come To You?

Guest Post by Jayme Klein, Helen Brown Group  There has been much discussion over the past few years regarding ethics in prospect research and fundraising as a whole, including at iWave’s blog as well as on the Helen Brown Group’s

Checklist: Capital Campaign Strategies to Help Replace Lost Event Funds

In the recent iWave webinar “Events Canceled? Use Capital Campaign Solicitation Strategies to Make up for Losses,” CampaignCounsel.org suggested considering capital campaign solicitation strategies to make up losses from canceled fundraising events. Capital campaigns use a proven process to secure

Events Canceled? Capital Campaign Strategies May Help

Guest post from Melissa Sais, CampaignCounsel.org If you canceled fundraising events in 2020 and 2021 or if COVID-19 has impacted your annual or project-oriented giving, you’re working hard to figure out how to make up those losses so that your nonprofit can continue

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Webinar Recap: Power and Privilege in Fundraising with Tanya Rumble and Nicole McVan

By Tanya Rumble and Nicole McVan If you missed Tanya and Nicole’s webinar on January 21st, Power and Privilege in Fundraising, you can watch the recording here.    Privilege is a loaded word especially when it comes to securing and

Campaign Success Series Part 5: Five Things That Might Go Wrong When You Close Your Campaign (and How to Resolve Them)

Guest Post by Erin Lynch Moran, Partner at The Solas Group This is the final post of a five-part Campaign Success Blog Series. Read the series from the beginning here.   You did it! You reached the end of your fundraising

Campaign Success Series Part 4: How to Combat the Public Phase Blues

By Erin Lynch Moran, Partner at The Solas Group This is part 4 of a five-part Campaign Success Series. Read the previous post “The Kickoff“.  Every campaign public phase lasts the same amount of time: 100 years. Of course, this

Developing a Capital Campaign Case for Support: How Will You Approach 2021 Differently?

Guest Post by Kevin Wallace, President, CampaignCounsel.org   A regional healthcare foundation and a local cancer foundation combined forces to conduct a capital campaign in rural Washington to build a radiation treatment facility. The foundations, our clients, were midway through

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The CARES Act and Your Capital Campaign: Make Your Move Before 2020 Ends

Guest post by Kevin Wallace, President, CampaignCounsel.org There have been few bright spots for fundraisers in 2020. Yes, major-gift donors are still giving according to recent donor confidence surveys, but our country’s – our world’s – overall demeanor is rife