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Fundraising Q&A: Re-engaging monthly donors

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
October 24, 2012

Follow these tips to keep your monthly donors engaged and committed to your organization.

Deconstructing Philanthropy: Ideas for inspired donor thank yous

Written By: CharityVillage
October 24, 2012

This CharityVillage LIVE conversation features Holly Wagg from Good Works.

Deconstructing Philanthropy: 7 ideas to help you create inspired donor thank yous

Written By: Holly Wagg
October 10, 2012

Take your donor stewardship from dull to dazzling with these seven tips.

Fundraising Q&A: Reconnecting with lapsed donors

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
September 26, 2012

Wondering what LYBUNT and SYBUNT have to do with fundraising? Read on!

Running a successful national fundraising campaign

Written By: Kari Kiel
September 19, 2012

Organizing a national fundraising event involving multiple local chapters can be a logistics nightmare. Here's how online fundraising software can help.

Fundraising Q&A: Approaching small businesses for support

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
August 29, 2012

How do you approach a corporate giving strategy if you're based in a community without a large corporate presence?

A penny for your cause

Written By: Rachel Kalbfleisch
July 27, 2012

The penny's days may be numbered in Canada, but charities are taking advantage of every last one.

22 high impact, low cost social media opportunities for nonprofits

Written By: Brad Aronson
July 26, 2012

Follow these tips to get the most out of social media.

Fundraising Q&A: Strengthening corporate investment

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
July 25, 2012

What's the best way to strengthen your charity's approach to corporations?

CharityVillage LIVE: Nonprofits running businesses

Written By: CharityVillage
July 18, 2012

This CharityVillage LIVE Conversation discusses the nuts and bolts of nonprofits running businesses.

Social Finance Week: The nuts and bolts of charities and nonprofits running a business

Written By: Susan Fish
July 17, 2012

In 1996, Family Services of Greater Vancouver set up a social enterprise business to provide mentoring and development opportunities for homeless youth in Vancouver.

CharityVillage LIVE: Christmas in July

Written By: CharityVillage
July 13, 2012

The CharityVillage LIVE Conversation features Leah Eustace from Good Works.

Deconstructing Philanthropy: Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells … it’s Christmas in July!

Written By: Leah Eustace
July 9, 2012

It's never too early to start thinking about your Christmas fundraising campaigns.

Best practices in charity annual reporting: Top ten tips

Written By: The Voluntary Sector Reporting Awards
June 29, 2012

Follow these annual reporting tips compiled by the judges of the Voluntary Sector Reporting Awards.

Think outside the fundraising box

Written By: Kari Kiel
June 14, 2012

Achieve your fundraising goals and spread awareness about your cause with a unique fundraiser.

Deconstructing Philanthropy: The fossilized newsletter?

Written By: Fraser Green
June 10, 2012

Is there still a place for print in 2012? Does your full-colour glossy mailer get read from cover to cover or tossed in the blue bin with barely a glance?

Fundraising Q&A: Helping your board to fundraise

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
May 30, 2012

Help your board become more effective in their fundraising.

Foundations: The inside scoop

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
April 2, 2012

One of our readers recently asked us "What actually happens to a grant proposal once it's submitted to a foundation?" We went right to the source and spoke with three funders who gave us a crash course in foundation fundamentals.

Fundraising Q&A: Donor recognition and stewardship

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
March 26, 2012

Each month, Cynthia J. Armour offers expert advice and feedback about the fundraising issues and challenges facing nonprofits. This month she discusses how to thank and steward your donors.

Nothing's certain but death and taxes: A brief guide to planned giving programs

Written By: Benita Aalto
February 27, 2012

Is a planned giving program the right choice for your organization? This articles addresses common planned giving myths, including that legacy programs are only for large and well established organizations, and also offers tips on setting up a program of your own.

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