Author and filmmaker Faith Fuller discusses her background in fundraising for documentary filmmaking.
Peter Kim, a manager at Bridgespan who focuses on growth strategies for nonprofits, explains why funding models are important, describes how to develop them, and discusses when they are most appropriate.
Jason Saul discusses key points from his book, The End of Fundraising: Raising More Money by Selling You Impact. Saul explains why traditional fundraising is expensive to do and describes how the social capital market can support nonprofits.
Joe Winter from C4 Atlanta interviews Marilyn Hoyt, nonprofit consultant and Foundation Center instructor, about her program "Reality Fundraising: Lessons Learned from Successful Arts Organizations”, presented during Funding for Arts Month at the Foundation Center-Atlanta.
Many nonprofit capital campaigns have been negatively affected by the current economic climate. In this issue of Philanthropy Chat, Marilyn Bancel, Fundraising Consultant with the Oram Group and author of Preparing Your Capital Campaign, discusses how to jumpstart or revive your capital campaign in spite of the current economy.
Susan Gordon, Causes' Nonprofit Coordinator, joins us to discuss effective use of online social networks for fundraising, integrating Causes into your organization's year-end fundraising plans, and insights for building community and fundraising opportunities online.
In this interview, Kevin Johnson, founder of Retriever Development Counsel, talks about his book, The Power of Legacy and Planned Gifts: How Nonprofit and Donors Work Together to Change the World.
In this interview, Kivi Leroux Miller, a communications consultant and trainer, talks about her book, The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause.
In this interview, Dr. Marybeth Gasman, an associate professor at University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education, talks about her report, A Growing Tradition? Examining the African American Family Foundation.
Jennifer Walty and Imad Olmos provide insiders’ accounts of the world of New York City government grants.
Gregory Cohen and Susan Gabriel of Cause Effective discuss how small and one-person development shops can build powerful partnerships, prioritize, and meet their fundraising goals.
This presentation focuses on a landmark study by Edge Research, Sea Change Strategies and Convio: The Next Generation of American Giving. The research team analyzed the giving habits and communication preferences of Gen Y, Gen X, Baby Boomers, and Matures.
Laywers present legal frameworks for international charities or causes that wish to raise funds from U.S. donors. This is a recording of a live event.
John Lippincott, president of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, discusses alumnae giving and its critical role in fundraising for institutions of higher education.
Jennifer Kawar of the Nonprofit Finance Fund and Susan Medak of Berkeley Repertory Theatre discuss best practices in planning your facility project and the impact that building acquisition or renovation can have on an organization's mission, programs, structure, fundraising and financial health.
Tobie Stein, director of the Masters of Fine Arts Program in Performing Arts Management at Brooklyn College and author of Performing Arts Management: A Handbook of Professional Practices, describes the fundraising environment for performing arts groups and provides guidance for organizations preparing for their next fundraising campaign.
Morrie Warshawski, consultant and author of Shaking the Money Tree: How to Get Grants and Donations for Film and Video, shares advice and lessons learned from his many years of helping filmmakers, arts organizations, and other nonprofit groups fulfill their fundraising goals.
This unprecedented event brings together the presidents of the Foundation Center and GuideStar to discuss how nonprofits are weathering the economic storm, how foundations are responding to support the sector, and the challenges, strategies, and opportunities for both going forward.
Dalya Massachi, founder of Writing for Community Success, discusses how nonprofits can enhance their fundraising effectiveness through writing to effect change in their communities.
The senior vice president and director of research for the TCC Group discusses characteristics of successful nonprofits, based on a survey of nearly 700 nonprofits. The report found that effective leadership is the strongest predictor of nonprofit sustainability, followed by fundraising/financial management and program staffing and management.
Mal Warwick has just written the book on how to respond to the recession: Fundraising When Money is Tight. Listen to this interview, conducted by Janet Camarena of the Foundation Center-San Francisco, to learn how to use scenario planning as a tool, avoid common mistakes, plan for leaner times, and strengthen your case for giving.
Learn the best free or low-cost web resources available to nonprofits and essential aspects of viral marketing, e-mail appeals, social networking, search engine optimization, keyword metatags, and affiliate marketing. This is a recording of a live panel discussion.
Kim Klein, educator, author, and fundraising consultant, shares strategies and insights on how nonprofits should approach fundraising during difficult economic times.
Michael Seltzer, educator, consultant, and author of the Foundation Center's book, Securing Your Organization's Future, discusses how today's economic downturn compares to others he has weathered during his 40 year career and shares advice from his A-Z Survival Guides for Uncertain Times.
If you don't know yet how the new Schedule G from the revised IRS Form 990 will affect your organization's fundraising reporting, Geoffrey Peters, president of Creative Direct Response, will describe the new schedule's requirements and how to ready your organization to complete it.