Categorized as: Fundraising

Your ‘Donate Now” button is not enough

After years of internal struggles with managers, marketers and IT departments, development teams have finally succeeded in achieving nearly universal placement of online donation buttons on nonprofit websites.

That’s the good news. The bad news is that online donation buttons are just one link in the chain of donor engagement, and for

Steve Named Outstanding Fundraising Professional

Steve has been named the 2013 Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Mid-America Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He was nominated by the Friends of Arrow Rock. The award will be presented at the National Philanthropy Day celebration. Read More

Steve to present Nuggets from 990s at AFP’s Issues & Answers

Steve will give a presentation entitled “Nuggets from 990s: Researching Foundations to Enhance Your Grant Proposals” on September 12. The Mid-America Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is hosting the talk at its monthly Issues & Answers meeting. Read More

Charities Need to Come Clean on Fundraising Costs

According to a recent article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, more than one-fourth of charities that received $500,000 or more in gifts reported spending nothing on fundraising.

That’s right, nothing. Nada.

While there are lots of fol