Annual Gifts and Major Gifts Don’t Need to Be Mutually Exclusive

Annual gifts support the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit organization.  Major gifts, by nature, are much larger gifts with a focus on the future.  While many organizations dream of getting that one big gift that will solve everything, most nonprofits depend on a combination of annual and major gifts to meet short-term needs and long-term goals. The […]

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The iWave Roundtable Returns!

Welcome to another edition of the iWave Roundtable, where we gather some of the best minds in the nonprofit community to discuss all things prospect development and fundraising. This time around, we are joined by an esteemed group: Vidya Kagan — Director of Data Management and Research, Menlo School Paul D’Alessandro — President, D’Alessandro Inc. […]

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Make the Most of Your New Donors After Giving Tuesday

You’re almost through your turkey leftovers. Black Friday has come and gone (although some of those sales last a whole week!) and you’ve just wrapped up another crazy day in the nonprofit world. In the midst of these celebrations, there are many people in need of help during this holiday season. Giving Tuesday is an […]

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How to Cultivate a Culture of Philanthropy at Your Nonprofit

A culture of philanthropy means your entire organization views and values fundraising as a critical pillar of its overall mission.   One benefit small nonprofits often have on their side is the ease of communication.  With fewer people on the team, it is (or at least should be) easier to maintain a unified vision and […]

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How to Make Better Sense of Your Wealth Screen Results

We all know a wealth screen is a powerful tool in a nonprofit professional’s toolbox.  But the results you get back can often be complex.  Without the right know-how, it’s easy to get confused.  Here are some proven strategies to better organize and evaluate your wealth screening results. Picture This Let’s imagine we just received […]

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Five Things You Need To Know About Women’s Giving Behavior

Guest Post by Kathleen Loehr Women give differently than men, but they definitely give. Take a look at these statistics: Single women are more likely than similarly-situated single men to give to charity. Women give significantly more than similarly-situated men at almost all income levels. Women have a significant impact on household giving patterns. For […]

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Fundraising Intelligence Isn’t Just for Large Nonprofits

If you work with a hometown nonprofit with only a few staff and a small pool of donors, you may think a fundraising intelligence (aka prospect research) platform is out of your league.  You may even think that since your nonprofit has relatively modest fundraising goals, you don’t need an FI tool in the first place. […]

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Are You Ready for Giving Tuesday 2018?

Giving Tuesday is coming up next month.  Are you ready? The “International Day of Giving” happens every year on the Tuesday after US Thanksgiving.  In the last number of years, this has been a time dominated by sales, giveaways, and demands to Buy! Buy! Buy! as we head into the holiday season.  Giving Tuesday is the nonprofit […]

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