Article
March 02, 2015

“Blue Jeans and Bling” Event Helps Food Bank Connect Supporters With Mission

Lessons learned from a popular gala held in a Baltimore nonprofit’s warehouse lead to new, less formal events.

Checklist
March 01, 2015

A Timeline for Organizing a Black-Tie Fundraising Gala

A checklist of major decisions and tasks for planning formal events, starting a year in advance.

Template
March 01, 2015

A Template Fundraising Event Budget

New York Cares shared this blank budget spreadsheet for a gala event.

Template
March 01, 2015

Annual Tax Letter for Your Monthly Donors

Use this model to craft a letter to monthly donors that they can use as a record for claiming a charitable tax deduction.

Article
March 01, 2015

Saving Rosie the Riveter’s Factory and Salvaging a Capital Campaign

Accustomed to raising money from a small group of loyalists, the Michigan Aerospace Foundation reaches donors across the country by embracing the cultural icon.

Article
March 01, 2015

Advice: Basic Legal Considerations Before Launching a Planned-Giving Program

An attorney for nonprofits offers advice.

Article
March 01, 2015

A Simple Test Helps Human-Rights Campaign Raise Money From Social Media

Looking to get rid of some water bottles, the nonprofit learned more than it expected about the group’s Facebook and Twitter followers.

Checklist
March 01, 2015

Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Checklist for Starting a Sustainer Program

The public-media organization shared its list of must-haves for a monthly-giving program.

Template
March 01, 2015

Sample Bequest Language for Donors to Include in a Will

The Partnership for Philanthropic Planning provides examples of how to phrase the designation of several types of bequests.

Article
March 01, 2015

Raising $350-Million for Uncle Sam

The nonprofit Trust for the National Mall has committed to attracting $350-million for the Park Service’s $700-million restoration plan.