How to Focus Your Efforts on the Most Likely Major Gift Donors

September 16, 2018 4 PM

We are going to get technical for this article. Are you ready!?!

At Make Philanthropy Work, we...

Your Donors Feel'n like Transactions? 8 Signs and Solutions

August 21, 2018 4 PM

There’s nothing wrong with a transaction. When I buy gas, I don’t need to develop a deep bond...

Nonprofit Fundraising Winter is Coming... It's Time to Start Preparing

June 28, 2018 7 PM

Development professionals, nonprofit leaders, volunteers and board members, winter is...

Time is NOT on your Side in Fundraising

May 30, 2018 3 AM

Everyone knows staying in contact with your donors is a good thing. But if you're an executive...

Fundraising Truth: I've Never Talked Anyone into a Major Gift

April 30, 2018 12 PM

It’s a strange misconception, though understandable I guess, that good fundraisers merely charm...

The Millionaire (next door) Major Gift Strategy

March 28, 2018 11 PM

Anyone entering a profession needs a go-to book to ground them.  Entering the world of...

5 Ways to Know If You Have a Legacy Fundraising Operation

March 27, 2018 11 PM

In the movie, No Country for Old Men, Tommy Lee Jones Character, Sheriff Ed Tom Bell, laments to...

Look in Your Own Fundraising Yard for Gifts

February 28, 2018 1 AM

Stop Looking at Your Neighbor’s Lawn. Just too many nonprofits think the grass is greener with...

Yes, YOU can get Major Gifts

January 22, 2018 1 PM

Why do most nonprofits raise fewer major gifts (relative to size, mission, etc.) than hospitals...

Building a Culture of Philanthropy: Unmasking the Fundraising Process

October 23, 2017 4 AM

As a development leader, one of your roles is to help your colleagues understand that your work...

Building a Culture of Philanthropy: 5 Ways to Build Your Fundraising Village

October 23, 2017 3 AM

Bringing everyone together and creating a fundraising village will take work, but the increased...

Culture of Philanthropy: 5 Steps in Demonstrating Donor Engagement

October 21, 2017 5 AM

I recently wrote about five steps in building a culture of philanthropy and breaking down silos...