+
Blog
Recent Posts:
Archives:
Categories:
Making time for donors…it’s a balancing act
Posted on: September 24, 2018 at 3:58 pm

By Covita Moroney, CFRE and Joyce Penland, CFRE With nearly 59 years between us as development officers, we had a conversation recently about what 20/20 hindsight has afforded us as we look at our efforts to connect with donors, board members, and other significant investors in the organizations we have served.  We hope this conversation encourages development officers, particularly those new to the profession or new to a position, to “make the most important thing

View Full Post

Donor trends: Give us your thoughts
Posted on: July 24, 2018 at 10:10 am

By Shelby Atherton and Marion Lee The Giving USA figures are out for 2017 and there is good news!  Giving in 2017 rose to more than $410 billion, topping 2016 figures of more than $390 billion.  While this appears to be great news, with a 5.2% increase in giving (not inflation adjusted), there are some trends that bear a closer look. So, let’s begin by looking at the data. 2017 contributions by donor type – total

View Full Post

Summer FUNdraising!
Posted on: May 22, 2018 at 10:13 am

By Priscilla Guajardo Cortez, J.D., M.Ed. Summer is quickly approaching and for many that means FUN!  For nonprofit organizations, especially the development staff, it means FUNdraising!  During the summer months, nonprofits typically experience a slowdown.  Donors and board members take vacation and programming is often scaled back.  The summer is an excellent time for the development team to take advantage of the quiet and plan for the rest of the year. Here are 10 things development

View Full Post