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Four Truths for Fundraising in Uncertain Times

During windows of uncertainty, fundraising must continue to be a priority, writes Graham-Pelton President & CEO Elizabeth Zeigler.

Seven Lessons from the Great Recession

Nonprofit leaders around the world are huddled virtually trying to assess the impact that COVID-19 will have on their day-to-day operations.

Philanthropy Without Fear

Setting fundraising facts straight during uncertain times.

New Senior Advisor Joins Graham-Pelton

Walt Edwards brings decades of fundraising experience and leadership in the healthcare sector to the firm

Stewarding Donors Through Crisis

Strategic and thoughtful crisis response planning during an organization’s best day can bring structure and clarity on its worst.

Ace Your First Fundraising Campaign

Vice President David Allyn outlines the critical strategy elements that need to be considered when planning a fundraising campaign

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Explore the intricate themes facing our industry.

Industry Trends & Commentary
June 25, 2020

Fundraising in a Time of Constant Change

At the beginning of March, you probably got a lot of emails about “fundraising in a time of uncertainty.” It’s pretty clear that we have…
Industry Trends & Commentary
June 25, 2020

Rethinking the Future of Donor Visits

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a “new normal” throughout the nonprofit sector, as it has for many other sectors. Many nonprofits, including schools and universities,…
Industry Trends & CommentaryCovid-19 Articles
April 29, 2020

What to consider NOW when it comes to #GivingTuesdayNow

Need doesn’t come along on just one day a year. That couldn’t be clearer than it is right now. COVID-19, for all the fear and…
Fundraising Best Practices
July 31, 2020

Making your big day of giving a success

Nonprofit giving days have been a staple of online fundraising long before COVID-19. Now with social distancing protocols and increased time spent online, digital fundraising…
Nonprofit Management
April 14, 2020

Five Ways to Create Virtual Camaraderie

Organizational leaders are busy making strategic decisions about keeping the trains running while COVID-19 creates new challenges each day. It is also becoming critically important…
Nonprofit Management
March 30, 2020

Five Things to Keep in Mind for Adult Learners

We all are facing “newness” in many realms of life these days. New routines, new patterns, and likely new information as we adopt new approaches…

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