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Fundraising Q&A: Asking a friend for a major gift: Part two

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
August 22, 2011

This article helps you overcome the fear of asking a friend for a donation by outlining the six (not so big) secrets of major gifts.

Fundraising Q&A: Asking a friend for a major gift

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
July 25, 2011

This article helps you prepare to ask a friend for a major gift for your charity.

Crowds: What are they good for?

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
July 25, 2011

Crowdsourcing, a term coined by Jeff Howe in Wired Magazine in 2006, is defined as the outsourcing of tasks by way of a general call-out to a large, undefined group of people. There's also crowdfunding, which relies on the power of crowds to fund projects. No matter its iteration, the idea of crowds and the power they potentially hold for nonprofits is gaining much attention these days.

Funders support and seek out co-location models

Written By: Jodie Shupac
June 28, 2011

The current post-recession hangover has left the sector particularly vulnerable, causing funders to take a more active approach in seeking out innovative — and cost-cutting — collaborative setups.

New results from the 2011 International Gift Planning Survey

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
June 7, 2011

In October 2010, CharityVillage® and Give Green Canada jointly launched a survey to gather information about a subject in dire need of more data: bequest opportunities for the international charitable sector.

Connecting with the wired wealthy

Written By: John Suart
May 31, 2011

A US study clearly shows that there is a shift taking place among wealthy donors with more and more of them going online to connect with charities.

Eight types of social media fundraising campaigns

Written By: Claire Kerr
May 24, 2011

Not all social media fundraising campaigns are created equal! We explore eight popular types of social media campaigns.

A day in the life: Major gifts manager

Written By: CharityVillage
May 19, 2011

A profile of Michael Taylor, Major Gifts Manager at Five Counties Children's Centre Foundation.

Benchmark study shows online’s strength

Written By: John Suart
April 26, 2011

Web-based fundraising is coming of age. That’s the conclusion of the 2011 Convio Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark™ Study, which evaluated the fundraising results of nearly 600 nonprofits.

Innovation meets tradition: The 2011 Humber Initiative on Philanthropy

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
April 26, 2011

The recent Humber Initiative on Philanthropy conference at the college's Lakeshore Campus was an intensive day filled with informative sessions and thought-provoking speakers.

Demystifying mobile giving: How it works and can work for your nonprofit

Written By: Sumac Research
February 8, 2011

Is there some use for mobile giving for smaller organizations? This article cuts through the hype to see mobile giving for what it is: a unique tool with a great deal of potential.

Governance Q&A: Board and funder are too close for comfort

Written By: Jane Garthson
February 1, 2011

I sit on the board of an organization that is greatly intertwined with a major funder. The board members of the major funder are also the only members of my organization.

The giving (r)evolution

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
November 8, 2010

There's a palpable evolution that's affecting how we give, what we give, who gives and what we expect in return. It's a topic that will be addressed in an upcoming event on November 16th hosted by Social Venture Partners Toronto (SVP Toronto). Titled Toronto's Changing Face of Philanthropy, speakers will include Aditya Jha, Helen Burstyn and Salah Bachir.

The Giving (R)evolution

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
November 8, 2010

A profile of the event Toronto's Changing Face of Philanthropy.

Surveying the legacy landscape

Written By: Natasha van Bentum
November 1, 2010

Much research is being done in the planned giving field. This article discusses some of that research and announces a new international survey exploring the field further.

New research shows dos and don’ts of fundraising

Written By: Sumac Research
September 27, 2010

What will inspire Canadian donors to give more in 2010 and what’s making them stop giving.

Your planned giving program was approved - now what?

Written By: Diane MacDonald
September 27, 2010

More and more, the area of gift planning is becoming an important fundraising activity with Canadian charities. It allows donors to consider leaving a gift today and later in life, along with the tax implications of those gifts. Whether you are thinking of starting a Planned Giving program or have recently implemented a new program, the following considerations will be key in ensuring its future success.

Fifteen ways to improve your online fundraising

Written By: Annette Balgord
August 30, 2010

In honour of the 15th anniversary of CharityVillage, following are 15 ways your organization can make it easier for your donors, advocates, and members to support and donate to your organization online.

How to impress the wired wealthy and capitalize on the rise in online giving

Written By: Sumach Research
June 28, 2010

It probably comes as no surprise to many of you that online giving is growing. What may be surprising, however, is that the very wealthy are among those that prefer giving online. Generally speaking, however, they are frustrated with nonprofit websites.

Philanthropic Trends Quarterly: What's in store for you?

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
June 14, 2010

It certainly is a complex time for fundraisers but thanks to KCI's latest edition of Philanthropic Trends Quarterly, they can gain valuable insight on the newest trends in philanthropy in pursuit of their next steps.

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