Category Archives: fundraising

Objectives versus Activities

In my online grants class, students often get confused between objectives—what we are trying to accomplish—and activities—the way (how) we will accomplish our objectives.  It’s an important difference, and has huge implications for things like evaluation plans (how we assess our … Continue reading

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The Reality of Charitable Giving

“Charitable Giving In The U.S. Reached All-Time High In 2016: $390 Billion,” trumpets the headline in the Chronicle of Philanthropy.  But that just seems bogus.  A more important fact is that charitable giving was at 2.1% of GDP—again.  In fact, … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Technology Be Your Fundraiser

Technology.  I love it.  I hate it.  It’s made keeping in touch so much easier.  It’s made being meaningful about those touches so much more difficult.  That’s a minor problem when you are talking about your personal network.  It’s a … Continue reading

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Getting Ready to Plan–Planning to Fundraise

I’m getting ready to leave for 2 weeks in Rome.  I know, it really is a tough life.  But I hate to travel.  Not going to new places. That I rather enjoy.  Not seeing new things.  That is exhilarating and … Continue reading

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Stop Being a Sick Nonprofit

For the past several days, I’ve been sick with either a cold or allergies.  In any case, I can do what I need to do, but doing new things defeats me.  And moving to a new spot?  That causes coughing … Continue reading

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