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Technology and donor stewardship: Bringing the human touch into the 21st century

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
March 24, 2008

How technology has affected donor stewardship - and how it hasn't.

How to measure the progress of your planned giving program

Written By: Leslie Howard
February 11, 2008

How to track the success of your planned giving program, including with different planned giving vehicles.

Funder Focus: Heather Reisman and the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
February 4, 2008

An interview with Heather Reisman from the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation.

Funder Focus: Anne Bertrand and the New Brunswick Foundation for the Arts

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
December 3, 2007

An interview with Anne Bertrand from the New Brunswick Foundation for the Arts.

Grant proposals must promote funder's goals, not yours

Written By: Alan Sharpe
December 3, 2007

The bad news about grant proposal writing is that grantmakers will never fund what you want them to. They only fund what they want to fund.

Planned giving relationship tracking

Written By: Leslie Howard
November 26, 2007

How keeping records of your meetings with donors can help your planned giving program be successful.

Writing planned giving policies: What and why

Written By: Leslie Howard
October 22, 2007

Why planned giving policies are important and how to write them.

Funder Focus: Dana Britton and the Food First Foundation

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
October 1, 2007

An interview with Dana Britton from the Food First Foundation.

Developing a business case

Written By: Blair Witzel
September 4, 2007

If you have ever pitched a project idea, you have likely been asked what the business case for the project is. Developing a business case is your opportunity to articulate what is in it for the organization.

Government funding of the NFP sector: A year of trials and tribulations

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
August 13, 2007

A summary of the past year's budget cuts and how organizations are dealing with them.

Funder Focus: Kathleen Weil and the Foundation of Greater Montreal

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
August 7, 2007

An interview with Kathleen Weil from the Foundation of Greater Montreal.

Rating and evaluating prospects: Whom do you ask for how much?

Written By: Tony Poderis
August 7, 2007

Grant application forms have a blank space where you fill in the amount requested. But when it comes to individual donors, we seem to think it is a different kettle of fish. It isn't.

Tapping the philanthropic well

Written By: Tony Poderis
June 4, 2007

Principal fundraising truth: You go where money you think you can get is to be found in the greatest quantities and most of the time that means you look to the individual donor.

Funder Focus: Roberta Jamieson and the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
June 4, 2007

An interview with Roberta Jamieson from the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation.

Parallel foundations: Does it make sense for your nonprofit to set up its own foundation?

Written By: Louise Chatterton Luchuk
May 22, 2007

You’d be hard-pressed to find a nonprofit organization that doesn’t spend an incredible amount of time focused on resource development. As a result, some organizations establish their own foundation - known as a "parallel foundation".

Funder Focus: Jennifer Johnstone and the Central City Foundation

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
April 2, 2007

An interview with Jennifer Johnstone from the Central City Foundation.

Benefits and issues arising from a gift for endowment

Written By: Sherry Clodman
April 2, 2007

Benefits and challenges of setting up an endowment fund for charity, as well as how to market these funds to your donors.

Mind shifts and tweaks: The latest in online fundraising

Written By: Louise Chatterton Luchuk
March 26, 2007

Online fundraising is accessible to more organizations, and those who’ve been doing it for awhile are refining their practices. In this article, nonprofits weigh in on what has worked for them.

Endowment funds: An overview

Written By: Sherry Clodman
February 12, 2007

An exploration of endowment funds, including different types and how they can benefit a charity.

Funder Focus: Kathy Powelson and the McCreary Youth Foundation

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
February 5, 2007

An interview with Kathy Powelson from the McCreary Youth Foundation.

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