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Not-For-Profit Sector

Thoughts about the not-for-profit sector

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Closing the Nonprofit Effectiveness Gap (and increasing donations while you’re at it!)

Fundraisers today are working harder than ever for fewer donations. In fact, despite a robust economy, charitable donations were down almost 2% last year. What gives? Is fundraising getting harder? Are donors becoming more selective? Or, like many other industries run over by the tech revolution, is fundraising getting left in the dust? In 2017, …

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Life as Fundraiser in the “Disrupt Philanthropy” Era: Confessions of a fundraiser and salesperson at AFP Congress 2018

I recently attended the AFP Toronto conference which brings together a thousand fundraisers into the same room to educate and inspire the best in the sector.  This year’s theme was “Disrupt Philanthropy”. Disrupting philanthropy is arguably the most challenging but important message for our industry. Innovation in fundraising has been a long-running bailiwick of mine, …

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The Not-for-Profit Balancing Act

Too often, we expect not-for-profits to maintain an impossible balancing act. Save the world on a shoestring budget. Not-for-profits tackle the challenges the for-profit sector cannot or does not address. They fund cancer research, fight for civil rights, foster education, and thousands of other missions that change the world. With so much on the line, …

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