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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
April 2, 2020

COVID-19 and Unrestricted Giving, Part Two: Evaluating Readiness

In part one of this three-part series, we explained why the time is right to pursue an ambitious donor education and solicitation effort around unrestricted…
Industry Trends & Commentary
April 2, 2020

COVID-19 and Unrestricted Giving, Part 1: Now Is the Time

In Part One of this three-part series, we explain why the time is right to pursue an ambitious donor education and solicitation effort around unrestricted…
Industry Trends & Commentary
March 30, 2020

How the CARES Act Impacts Nonprofit Organizations

Humanity depends on philanthropy. Above all else, this belief drives us at Graham-Pelton. And it all comes down to altruism, a concern for others, and…
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…
Nonprofit Management
March 24, 2020

Charity or Philanthropy: Embracing Both the Forest and the Trees

I’ve found myself replaying a certain article from Forbes in my mind. Rethinking Philanthropy for the Next Generation shares that, while millennials are “rapidly catching…
Nonprofit Management
March 20, 2020

10 Tips for Enhancing Zoom Calls

If you were like me when you were a kid, being able to talk to someone on the phone and see them at the same…

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