Issues and Trends in Fundraising

The Future of Philanthropy – Next-Gen Leaders Speak Out on Philanthropy, Governance, and Social Change

By Richard Tollefson

Social change champions help today’s nonprofits adapt for leadership change A new era of philanthropy, nonprofit governance, and …

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Keys to Success with Institutional Donors and Government Funding

By Richard Tollefson

Several trends in institutional and government funding are emerging that can have significant impacts on nonprofits – if …

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Record Giving Reaches $471 Billion. What Does it Mean for 2021?

By Richard Tollefson

Opportunities persist when organizations pursue them While a strong year-end stock market and record giving in response to …

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How the University of La Verne Achieved Fundraising Success Despite Pandemic

By Richard L. Tollefson

Quick action by a fearless and talented fundraising president and her team helped the University of La Verne …

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Virtual Events: Embrace the Opportunities

by Jeri Kendle

STRATEGIES TO MAXIMIZE RETURN ON THIS FUNDRAISING VEHICLE There are many advantages to a virtual fundraiser. Nonprofits may …

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Best Communications and Fundraising Practices During COVID-19

By Richard Tollefson

LESSONS FOR TODAY AND FOR THE FUTURE Remember to celebrate resiliency and generosity. American donors are amazingly resilient. …

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The Changing Nature of America’s Donors

By Richard Tollefson and Michal Tyra

AND CHALLENGES TO OVERCOME While the advice and counsel in this month’s article is meant to provide practical …

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Communicate the Transformative Impact with Social Return on Investment

By Richard Tollefson and Michal Tyra

INTRIGUED BY THE POSSIBILITIES OF SROI? There are several resources available to help get started. The Alliance of …

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The New Tax Law

By Richard Tollefson and Michal Tyra

AND WHY YOUR NONPROFIT SHOULDN’T BE TOO CONCERNED “Givers make their largest gifts in support of ideas in …

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It’s Not Just Checkbook Giving Anymore

By Richard Tollefson

UNDERSTANDING THE VARIED WAYS IN WHICH TODAY’S INDIVIDUAL DONORS GIVE CAN BENEFIT BOTH NONPROFITS AND THEIR DONORS INDIVIDUAL …

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P3s Partnering for the Future

By Cassandra Larsen

CORPORATE EXECUTIVES SITTING ON NONPROFIT BOARDS MIGHT CONSIDER A NEW TOOL TO SUSTAIN THEIR ORGANIZATIONS AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES: …

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