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Advancement’s new vocabulary: “Tweets” and “likes”

By Mike Wiese, associate Should your organization consider using social media to engage young people’s support and involvement? The answer… 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

AAI offers small organizations “good model” for grantseeking

In the past few years, several AAI clients have shown heightened interest in researching and pursuing grant monies. And many… 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

Positioning your organization for campaign success

Much about a fundraising campaign cannot be predicted or controlled. Will a life-changing event change the anticipated gift of your… Read more

What’s in a name?

The mention of a name brings a mental picture. It can be good or it can be bad. It communicates… Read more

Pennsylvania school re-shapes enrollment effort

Imagine yourself in this scenario: You are the new administrator of a small private Christian school. For a number of… Read more