Time Saving Insights in Philanthropy and Career Development.

Fearless Asking

What is your demeanor when you ask for money?  Do you go boldly, maybe where no one has gone before, or do you get all apologetic, mincing your way around the ask? Maybe somewhere in between? And how ...

10 Habits of Successful Fundraisers

Here are 10 tips that I’ve developed by studying — and emulating — the habits of people who live the good life. Most of these tips apply not only to successful...

How to Use LinkedIn & Facebook to Research Major Donors

Properly utilized, LinkedIn and Facebook can be excellent sources of information about potential major donors. Of all the social media sites, these two are the most....

Donor Frustration: Beyond the Development Team

I have devoted my life to working with donors and always strive to make the act of giving be the best possible experience for donors and their families. Lately, however...

Personal Development

Negotiating a Nonprofit Job Offer

Here are 5 surefire tips and tricks for ensuring that your value is recognized in your next nonprofit job offer.

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

Personal Development

Learn to Delegate

5 traits of highly successful teams. I encourage you to evaluate your own fundraising team against these criteria:  

By the Numbers

  • Total giving predicted to increase by 5.1% in 2021. 


  • Online giving grew by 12.1% over the past year. 


  • 31% of offline-only first-time donors are retained for more than a year, versus 25% of online-only first-time donors. 

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.