Spring is upon us, and in addition to ushering in allergies, weddings and graduations, it's conference season for many of us fundraisers. Today, I'm en route to the Association of Fundraising Professionals Fundraising Conference in Boston. All conferences can be an adventure (and this year's is no slouch with a promised nor'easter!), but I have… Continue reading Winning at Conferences with tips from the AFPeeps
Ever since the AFP International Fundraising Conference in San Antonio two years ago, I've been interested in experiencing a day in the life of my school. It's the one takeaway from a session (on major gifts, I think) that has stuck with me well past a conference. It may also be because while I attended Catholic schools on and… Continue reading A day in the life
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
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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 do you meet your donors for visits?
Great tips for those of us using social media in our philanthropic careers!
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
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
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