Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach, also known as Charity Clairity. Today’s question comes from a nonprofit employee who wants advice on what to do when you get notified of an estate gift of which you were previously unaware. Dear Charity Clairity,
Nonprofit professionals and the organizations that depend on them understand the importance of investing in ongoing professional development. They know that not investing in such education can result in missing a beat or a donation—or lots of them. That’s because the fundraising world—indeed, the world in general—is changing fast, especially when it comes to communications.
We are elated to announce that Bloomerang and Kindful users raised $39,298,352.01 on Giving Tuesday 2021, a 40% increase over their Giving Tuesday 2020 donation revenue. Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that occurs every year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (United States), saw 35 million adults participate in 2021 in the U.S., a
I was seven years old when I first learned about the potential consequences of smoking. My teacher handed out booklets created by a public health nonprofit in England that clearly laid out how many people die from cigarettes each year and, more importantly, how a person might give up the addiction. My father smoked a
Whether you call it impact, place-based, mission-aligned, values-driven investment, or something similar, the movement toward investing for “more than financial” return has gained significant traction over the past decade. The recent pandemic-induced economic downturn has only increased momentum in this direction, as it heightened awareness of the indispensable role of “Main Street” businesses within local