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Donor Centric Fundraising

When there's a storm, stay in contact with your donors

March 12, 2020 3 PM

John talks about two important lessons he learned in times of crisis and gives a bit of...

Make Philanthropy Work's Recommendations For The New Normal: Trends in Ultra High Net Worth Giving 2019

December 18, 2019 5 PM

We take a look at the top 3 trends in giving in 2019.

Don't give in to the dark side of fundraising...

December 12, 2019 6 PM

Here’s one fundraising takeaway I’d love to share: do NOT go to the Dark Side of fundraising, go...

Why hiring a consultant helped me succeed and keep my sanity

November 14, 2019 4 PM

When I started in my new role as a Development Director for a local Denver non-profit I was...

Culture of Philanthropy or is Fundraising Something That Happens Over There?

October 11, 2019 3 AM

So, tell me, what is that you do in your department? That phrase, spoken with a bit (or a lot)...

How we Solve the Fundraising Mystery

September 30, 2019 1 PM

When someone asks how I help nonprofits in fundraising, I typically leave it at a very surface...

10 Steps to Better Donor Engagement

August 28, 2019 4 AM

We have spent years analyzing data, connecting with donors, building relationships, and have...

Time to Renovate Your Fundraising - Here’s How

January 31, 2019 2 PM

How to upgrade major gift fundraising? I often use a house analogy.  It works because both...

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...

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...