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Selecting the best software for your development needs

For the last 15 years, Peter Graber has helped to lead the fundraising work of Mennonite Mission Network and its… Read more

The other donor pyramid

If development officers close their eyes real tight, they can visualize something known as the donor pyramid, a well-known tool… Read more

Fundraiser stands the test of time

In his various associations with faith-based nonprofits, AAI Principal Rich Gerig gets to hear firsthand about the ups and downs… Read more

Engaging women in your mission

Women have long served nonprofit organizations as volunteers. In the past 30 years, however, women’s philanthropy has emerged as a… Read more

Pleasantview enters a new chapter

“Now I have a question for you,” laughed CEO David Heusinkveld as our interview drew to a close. “Why are… Read more

A homegrown development officer

Five years ago Vernetta Waltner wasn’t looking for a job change. She was finishing her 14th year as English teacher… Read more

Making the case

Any organization that has undertaken a capital campaign is familiar with the process of developing a case statement. Typically this… Read more

“Developing” a bigger picture

Fundamental to photography is the art of composition, the way individual objects within a defined space combine to form a… Read more

The spirituality of fund-raising

Advancement Associates extends to the Henri Nouwen Society thanks for allowing us to print excerpts from Henri Nouwen’s thoughtful booklet… Read more

What motivates donors?

In his book, Relationship Fundraising (Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2002), Author Ken Burnett describes an approach that centers on the unique and… Read more