Today is Giving Tuesday, and one would think that as a fundraiser I’d be super excited about today. But I actually have a lot of mixed feelings about the concept. Much like any other holiday or celebration, you have good and bad parts about the day. So in the spirit of Technical Tuesdays here on… Continue reading Torn about #GivingTuesday
Need a speaker, or two?
Be sure to bookmark We Teach Philanthropy and learn how you can work with fellow AFPeep Dave Tinker and me to spread the word on the fabulous world of philanthropy!
Guest post: Pear Tree Planning with Marcy Heim, The Artful Asker
Our first Women Wednesdays post comes from Marcy Heim, known as The Artful Asker. If you haven't had a chance to hear Marcy speak, add it to your continuing education calendar! She's great at making fundraisers think about what they can do to advance philanthropy, and she's known to break into song while doing it!… Continue reading Guest post: Pear Tree Planning with Marcy Heim, The Artful Asker
Where Should You Avoid Meeting with Prospects and Donors?
Where do you meet your donors for visits?
social media 101: 5 golden rules
Great tips for those of us using social media in our philanthropic careers!
Mission Mondays: Crowdfunding saves a cat
This is Bruce Almighty. This sweet cat was found in Regina, SK, Canada in March, with his legs and paws bound in electrical tape. The good folks at the Regina Humane Society began caring for Bruce right away, but his care would be extensive, and costly. Director of Development Karen Mercier quickly went to work on… Continue reading Mission Mondays: Crowdfunding saves a cat
Fabulous Fridays: A little clowning around helps the Houston Food Bank
Photo courtesy Amy Ragan It's not a typical day at work when the circus shows up, but it was a special occurrence for employees and volunteers of the Houston Food Bank earlier this week. HFB Chief Development Officer Amy Ragan tells us about this fabulous instance of philanthropy: "Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus has a… Continue reading Fabulous Fridays: A little clowning around helps the Houston Food Bank
Thankful Thursdays: Summertime Stewardship
Ah summer...it's so tempting to just kick back and take it easy on the fundraising front. But especially in educational fundraising, summer can be a great time to get organized and build strategies for success in the coming year. Today was one of those days! I met with the chair of our Stewardship Committee to… Continue reading Thankful Thursdays: Summertime Stewardship
Share your fablanthropy!
Much good happens every day in the nonprofit world. And we want to hear about it! Fundraisers, we'd like to hear your success stories...big and small. By passing on the positive energy, we all benefit. To help the process along, we'll focus on different themes for different days of the week. Note: this does NOT mean… Continue reading Share your fablanthropy!
Did you know?
The CFRE annual report not only lists information about certificant pass rates for the year, and the operations of the certifying body...but also the list of ALL current CFREs internationally? Great resource if you want to know who's certified 🙂