A small "ragtag" team with no budget built an impressive audience on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and Tumblr in just five years.
Organize your development staff, call prospective donors to set up meetings, and meet face-to-face several times before asking for money, say two experts.
New technology is formalizing and making easier the process of uncovering hidden connections between the charity’s network and prospective donors.
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2014 Endowment Survey
Knight’s leader Alberto Ibargüen has made it a priority to increase the number of minority-owned firms that manage the fund’s fortune.
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$3.7-Million for Educators
Among the 10 new grants posted today: $3.7-million from the Jim Joseph Foundation to the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies North America for program and operating support and for the Pardes Educators Alumni Support Project. Search The Chronicle's database of more than 38,000 grants.
Bob Parsons, who was wounded in the Vietnam War before going on to create a popular web-hosting site, helps the Semper Fi Fund end 2014 on a high note.
Ninety percent of top executives said their organization offered development opportunities, while just 52 percent of leadership team members said such opportunities existed.
About 70 percent of donors in a new American Red Cross study said they would take some sort of action after seeing a friend’s post asking for a donation.
The deal demonstrates what happens when grant makers offer incentives that get every key player to make a financial sacrifice.
The Fund for Shared Insight has awarded $5.26-million to "accelerate the culture of listening" at charities.
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Membership in a network of foundations that have pledged to divorce themselves from fossil fuels has grown from 17 to 72 since January.