Time Saving Insights in Philanthropy and Career Development.

Acknowledging Donor Mortality

What happens to the philanthropic passions of your long-term supporters when they pass away? By approaching these donors about planned giving, you will acknowledge their...

Why Are You Seeing That Woman?

No one else on the fundraising staff had visited Ms. RWITA (Richest-Woman-in-the-Area). I figured, why not me? I called her and introduced myself, and she agreed to a visit...

They Removed Me from Their Legacy Society

Recently I was reading the Annual Donor Report for a local NPO I once worked for and to which I had made plans to leave a gift in my will...

International Prospect Research

As global wealth increases, large US nonprofits are starting to research prospects in emerging markets. Most economists agree that Asia will be the wealthiest continent before 2030, but researchers...

Personal Development

4 Tips for Getting Your CFRE

Your CFRE certification is a well-respected voice, speaking to your credibility, commitment, and skills.

Do not be afraid to make decisions. Do not be afraid to make mistakes. Carly Fiorina

Personal Development

Advice to New MGOs

Remember: It’s not about you. Work for Organizations You Respect. You Are the “Proud Beggar”…

By the Numbers

  • 88% of total charitable dollars raised comes from 12% of donors.


  • 68% of nonprofits don’t have a fulltime MGO.


  • 33% of fundraisers spend less than 60% of their time actually fundraising.

Random interesting stats presented monthly from various sources.

By the Numbers

Consider the recruitment opportunities for your organization that these stats indicate:

  • About 63 million Americans (25% of the adult population) volunteer their time, talents, and energy to making a difference.
  • These people spend an average of 52 hours/year volunteering.
  • 72% of volunteers are involved with only one organization, while 18.3% are involved with two.

Random interesting stats presented monthly from various sources.