Monthly Archives: April 2011

Do It Afraid!

By Michelle Cramer of member firm Cramer & Associates How often do you hear from a Board member or volunteer, “I don’t like to fundraise.”  What they are really saying is “I’m afraid to ask for money.”  Very often we … Continue reading

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Online Giving Growth Continues

By Steven R. MacLaughlin of member firm Blackbaud, Inc. A new report looking at online giving trends shows continued growth trends. The 2010 Online Giving Report combines findings from The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving with additional multi-year giving data to … Continue reading

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You Want Me to Do What? Thoughts on Engaging Boards in the Fundraising Process

by Kim Hawkins of member firm Raybin Associates I sometimes think that the reason most Development professionals go to meetings like AFP is so they can complain about their Boards to peers who will understand what they’re talking about.  And … Continue reading

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Sunny, With a Chance of $100 Million: The Forecast for Major Gifts

By Frederic J. “Rick” Happy of member firm CCS My colleagues at CCS are frequently called upon to speak about the impact of the economy on philanthropy. We underscore the idea that philanthropy in the United States is incredibly resilient. … Continue reading

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