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Better Giving Through Science

In my last post I took a broad look at the research into what motivates people to donate their hard-earned… Read More

Why People Give

‘Tis the season for giving, right? Apparently so. According to donor management software company NeonOne, nearly a third (31%) of all giving for the… Read More

idfive and The Compass Group to Host Fundraising Webinar

Baltimore, MD Digital agency idfive and fundraising consultants The Compass Group… Read More

The Reality of Advancement in the Post-COVID Age

Recently my colleague Peter Toran weighed in on the sujet du moment: did our collective suffering… Read More

Fundraising Lessons from the Age of Covid

Is there anything to learn, or should we just turn the page?  Silver linings are overrated. Sometimes, dark clouds have no… Read More

Fundraising and Branding: Friends or Foes?

Why advancement and marketing have to get along    On the face of it, it seems pretty simple. Your nonprofit’s fundraising… Read More

Online Philanthropic Giving Increased 21% in 2020

COVID had an immense impact on how much we spent, consumed, and gave in 2020.  We’re all doing a lot more… Read More

Neurodesign: Promote Simplicity, Emote Joy, and Drive Action

Introduction Neurodesign is an emerging field of design practice that accounts for how our brains are wired to create designs that… Read More

Toast, Don’t Boast: Messaging Tips For Your Donor Events

Whether your institution is a private liberal arts college or the state’s flagship institution, no doubt your donor events come in all shapes and sizes. Read More

Your Nonprofit Absolutely, Positively Should Take Part in #GivingTuesday

If you listen close enough, you can hear it.  The not-so-distant rumble of retailers dragging out plastic Christmas trees, nailing up… Read More