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Top 5 tips: Attracting millennial donors to your mission

By Ben Gerig, communication director Millennial donors—adults between the ages of 20-35—aren’t as enigmatic as many development directors think. In… Read more

Former clients respond: How are you intentionally nurturing donors under 40?

We asked a dozen advancement officers to respond to the question, “How is your organization intentionally nurturing relationships with donors… Read more

Capital campaign achieves more than monetary goal

For Good Shepherd Home of Fostoria, OH, the word “groundbreaking” refers not only to an upcoming event for a state-of-the-art… Read more

Barn raising and fundraising

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet… Read more

What’s in a word?

In our consulting work, we often hear certain words defined differently and used interchangeably: • Do you use mission or… Read more

For love of neighbor–Lutheran Services in America

For more than a century, Lutheran social ministry organizations in the United States have existed out of an intention to… Read more

Educating staff members as stakeholders

“Every employee is in fundraising by providing good customer service to residents, families and visitors.” So said one perceptive retirement… Read more

CEOs discuss development

It’s difficult to narrow down the single most important development role of a CEO, since the work of development is,… Read more

A three-legged stool

Nine years ago, Neil Rowe Miller came to World Hunger Relief, Inc. (WHRI) and found out there was a development… Read more

Components of a good advancement plan

In my former life as a college administrator I had an experience that made me a believer about the importance… Read more