• Jan 4, 2018

    Article for AFP's Advancing Philanthropy: Ushering in the Future

    By coincidence, CharityChannel and AFP's Advancing Philanthropy magazine are both celebrating their 25-year Silver Anniversaries. For its Silver Anniversary edition, Advancing Philanthropy invited CharityChannel founder Stephen Nill to offer a vision for the next 25 years in the fundraising profession. To do so, he draws on the interviews he conducted as part of CharityChannel's Masters of Fundraising Summit™ (2017).

    You can download an excerpt of the article here.

  • Oct 29, 2017

    We Publish Our Seventy-Eighth Book

    Our most recently published books are:

    1. Fundraising for Churches: 12 Keys to Success Every Church Leader Should Know, by Sarah Matthews and Linda McNay (2017)
    2. Volunteering for the GENIUS, by Helen Arnold (2017) *
    3. Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits, by Julia Campbell (2017)
    4. Hearing the DEAF for the GENIUS, by Claire Fox (2017) *
    5. Fundraising for Hospitals: Value-Based Healthcare Philanthropy, by William  Mountcastle (2017)
    6. Five Strategies to Increase Annual Fund Revenue: Groundbreaking Fundraising Solutions for Nonprofits, by Pamela Witter (2017)
    7. The Intentional Board: Why Your Board Doesn't Work ... and How to Fix It, by M. Kent Stroman (2017)
    8. CharityChannel's Quick Guide to Creating Your Development Plan, by Linda Lysakowski (2017)

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    Note: All titles published by CharityChannel Press unless there is an asterisk [*], in which case it is For the GENIUS Press.

  • Sep 25, 2017

    We Launch CharityChannel's Masters of Fundraising Summit

    In celebration of our Silver Anniversary, we launched our first live online summit, CharityChannel's Masters of Fundraising Summit™. This two-week free event featured streamed interviews with 30 fundraising masters and drew over 1,100 registrants with almost no advance promotion. With the success of the first Summit, we're diving in to produce more Summits as well as online courses. Stay tuned!

  • Feb 17, 2017

    We Publish Our Seventieth Book

    Our next 10 books are:

    1. Getting Started in Charitable Gift Planning: Your Guide to Planned Giving, by Brian Sagrestano and Robert Wahlers (2016)
    2. Healing Strategies for the GENIUS, by Lori Richardson, et al. (2016) *
    3. Public Speaking for the GENIUS, by Anne Freedman (2016) *
    4. Nonprofit Management Simplified: Board and Volunteer Development, by Marilyn Donnellan (2016)
    5. Nonprofit Management Simplified: Internal Operations, Marilyn Donnellan (2016)
    6. Nonprofit Management Simplified: Programs and Fundraising, by Marilyn Donnellan (2016)
    7. 50 Asks in 50 Weeks: A Guide to Better Fundraising for Your Small Development Shop, Second Edition, by Amy Eisenstein (2016)
    8. The New Donor: Gearing Up for the New Wave of Donors, by Margaret Guellich (2016)
    9. The Donor Lifecycle Map: A Model for Fundraising Success, by Deborah Kaplan Polivy (2017)
    10. Gourmet Breakfasts for the GENIUS, by Faiyaz Kara (2017) *

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    Note: All titles published by CharityChannel Press unless there is an asterisk [*], in which case it is For the GENIUS Press.

  • Jan 15, 2017

    CharityChannel Celebrates its Silver Anniversary!

    The CharityChannel professional community celebrates its Silver Anniversary!

  • Aug 27, 2016

    We Publish Our Sixtieth Book

    Our next 10 books are:

    1. Writing to Win Federal Grants - The Workbook, by Cheryl Kester (2015)
    2. Dog Care and Training for the GENIUS, Healey Lockett (2015)
    3. European Travel for the GENIUS, Patricia Harris and David Harris (2015) *
    4. Baking Bread for the GENIUS, Brandon Cristiano and Bob Gatty (2015) *
    5. Prepare for the GPC Exam: Earn Your Grant Professional Certified Credential, by Danny Blitch, et al. (2015)
    6. Fast & Fearless Cooking for the GENIUS, by Ann Tudor (2016)
    7. Cats for the GENIUS, by Ramona Marek (2016) *
    8. Grantsmanship for the GENIUS, by Goodwin Deacon and Ken Ristine (2016) *
    9. CharityChannel's Quick Guide to Developing Your Case for Support, by Margaret Guellich (2016)
    10. Getting Started in Charitable Gift Planning: The Resource Book, by Brian Sagrestano and Robert Wahlers (2016)

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    Note: All titles published by CharityChannel Press unless there is an asterisk [*], in which case it is For the GENIUS Press.

  • Oct 14, 2015

    We Publish Our Fiftieth Book

    Our next 10 books are:

    1. Personalized Philanthropy: Crash the Fundraising Matrix, by Steven Meyers (2015)
    2. Nonprofit Board Service for the GENIUS, edited by Susan Schaefer and Linda Lysakowski (2015) *
    3. Writing to Win Federal Grants: A Must-Have for Your Fundraising Toolbox, by Cheryl Kester (2015)
    4. Going Green for the GENIUS, by Katie Belisle-Iffrig (2015) *
    5. Casino Video Poker for the GENIUS, by Linda Nowell (2015) *
    6. Beer for the GENIUS, by Richard English (2015) *
    7. Understanding Drug Abuse for the GENIUS, by Bill Gallagher (2015) *
    8. Nonprofit Strategic Planning: Develop a Plan That Will Actually Be Used! by Lynne Dean and Linda Lysakowski (2015)
    9. Strategic Grantsmanship: It's Time to Raise Your Game, by Michael Wells (2015)
    10. Fundraising for Museums: 8 Keys to Success Every Museum Leader Should Know, by Linda McNay (2015)

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    Note: All titles published by CharityChannel Press unless there is an asterisk [*], in which case it is For the GENIUS Press.

  • Feb 16, 2015

    We Publish Our Fortieth Book

    Our next 10 books are:

    1. Major Gift Fundraising for Small Shops: How to Leverage Your Annual Fund in Only Five Hours Per Week, by Amy Eisenstein (2014)
    2. The Seven Deadly Sayings of Nonprofit Leaders...and How to Avoid Them, by Reid Zimmerman (2014)
    3. The Green Nonprofit: The First 52 Weeks of Your Green Journey, by Sarah Sutton (2014)
    4. Raise More Money from Your Business Community - The Workbook, by Linda Lysakowski (2014)
    5. Retiring for the Genius, by Marc S. Freedman (2014) *
    6. Fundraising for Schools: 8 Keys to Success Every Head of School Should Know, by Linda McNay (2014)
    7. Parenting for the GENIUS, by Amy Alamar (2014) *
    8. 7 Nonprofit Income Streams: Open the Floodgates to Sustainability! by Karen Eber Davis (2014)
    9. Alternative Healing Beyond Recovery for the GENIUS, by Jill Raiguel (2015) *
    10. Budget Travel for the GENIUS, by Cynthia Drake (2015)

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    Note: All titles published by CharityChannel Press unless there is an asterisk [*], in which case it is For the GENIUS Press.

  • Feb 23, 2014

    We Publish Our Thirtieth Book

    Our next 10 books are:

    1. Fundraising Research Made Easy: A Practical Guide for Fundraisers, by Meredith Hancks (2013)
    2. Goodbye Mission Statement; Hello Purpose: How to Harness Purpose as Your Most Powerful Management Tool, by Cate Cardwell (2013)
    3. The Leaky Bucket: What's Wrong with Your Fundraising and How You Can Fix It, by Ellen Bristol and Linda Lysakowski (2013)
    4. Caregiving for the GENIUS, Jane Barton (2013 ) *
    5. Obamacare for the GENIUS, by Stacie Marsh (2013) *
    6. The Nonprofit Guide to Social Enterprise: Show Me The (Unrestricted) Money! by Jean Block (2013)
    7. Help! They Want Me to Fundraise! a Nonprofit Fundraising Manual for Beginners, by Susan Black (2014)
    8. Asking about Asking: Mastering the Art of Conversational Fundraising, by M. Kent Stroman (2014)
    9. Firing Lousy Board Members: And Helping the Others Succeed, by Simone Joyaux (2014)
    10. Fundraising for the Genius, Second Edition, by Linda Lysakowski (2014) *

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    Note: All titles published by CharityChannel Press unless there is an asterisk [*], in which case it is For the GENIUS Press.

  • Jul 31, 2013

    We Publish Our Twentieth Book

    Our next 10 books are:

    1. Asking Styles: Harness Your Personal Fundraising Power, by Andrea Kihlstedt (2012) **
    2. Are You Ready for a Capital Campaign? Assessing Your Nonprofit's Ability to Run a Major Fundraising Campaign, by Linda Lysakowski (2013)
    3. Prospect Research Is a Verb: Fundraising Is the Subject, by Meredith Hancks (2013)
    4. Opening the Door to Major Gifts: Mastering the Discovery Call, by John Greenhoe (2013)
    5. The Nonprofit Consulting Playbook: Winning Strategies from 25 Leaders in the Field, edited by Susan Schaefer and Linda Lysakowski (2013)
    6. The Invisible Yellow Line: Clarifying Nonprofit Board and Staff Roles, by Jean Block (2013)
    7. Moving Up to Executive Director: Lessons Learned from My First 365 Days, by Joanne Oppelt (2013)
    8. Succeed in Your Nonprofit Funding Partnerships: Analyzing Their Costs and Benefits, by Joanne Oppelt (2013)
    9. You and Your Nonprofit Board: Advice and Practical Tips from the Field's Top Practitioners, Researchers, and Provocateurs, edited by Terrie Temkin (2013)
    10. Power Your Organization's Fundraising: How the Partnership Paradigm Will Change Everything, by Joanne Oppelt (2013)
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      * All titles published by CharityChannel Press unless there is an asterisk [*], in which case it is For the GENIUS Press.

      ** Depublished in 2017.

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    Note: All titles published by CharityChannel Press.

  • Aug 10, 2012

    We Add 60 Editors

    With the pace of book publishing steadily increasing, we add a team of over 60 editors, including:

    • Acquisition Editors
    • Comprehensive Editors
    • Copy Editors
    • Layout Editors
  • Dec 1, 2012

    We Publish Our Tenth Book

    Our first 10 books are:

    1. Fundraising as a Career: What, Are You Crazy? by Linda Lysakowski (2010)
    2. 50 Asks in 50 Weeks: A Guide to Better Fundraising for Your Small Development Shop, First Edition, by Amy Eisenstein (2010)
    3. Asking about Asking: Mastering the Art of Conversational Fundraising (First Edition), by M. Kent Stroman (2011)
    4. You and Your Nonprofit: Practical Advice and Tips from the Charitychannel Professional Community, Edited by Norman Olshansky and Linda Lysakowski (2011)
    5. Capital Campaigns: Everything You Need to Know, by Linda Lysakowski (2011)
    6. Confessions of a Successful Grants Writer: A Complete Guide to Discovering and Obtaining Funding Oppelt, by Joanne Oppelt (2011)
    7. Getting Started in Prospect Research: What You Need to Know to Find Who You Need to Find Hancks, Meredith Hancks (2011)
    8. Raise More Money from Your Business Community: A Practical Guide to Tapping Into Corporate Charitable Giving, by Linda Lysakowski (2012)
    9. Fundraising for the GENIUS, First Edition, by Linda Lysakowski (2012) *
    10. Raising More with Less: An Essential Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Professionals and Board Members, by Amy Eisenstein (2012)

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    * All titles published by CharityChannel Press unless there is an asterisk [*], in which case it is For the GENIUS Press.

  • Jan 15, 2012

    CharityChannel is 20 Years Old!

    The CharityChannel professional community celebrates its 20th year!

     

  • Apr 10, 2010

    We Publish Our First CharityChannel Press Book

    Our first book is published, Fundraising as a Career: What, Are You Crazy?, by Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE.

  • Oct 11, 2009

    We Sign Our First Book Author

    Having published hundreds of well-received articles contributed by experienced members of the large and growing CharityChannel professional community, we signed our first book author, Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE, marking the formal launch of CharityChannel Press, our imprint focusing on nonprofit books and articles for busy nonprofit practitioners.

  • Jan 19, 2009

    Our For the GENIUS Press Imprint is Launched

    Our For the GENIUS Press imprint publishes books of just about any topic that readers want to learn about. They often are on nonprofit topics, but they don't have to be. Though at first glance it may seem unusual for a community of nonprofit-sector professionals to publish books on topics not directly related to nonprofit topics, the idea is to tap into the larger world of publishing and direct earnings to support other CharityChannel projects such as online training for nonprofit professionals.

  • Jan 19, 2009

    Our CharityChannel Press Imprint is Launched

    Having published hundreds of well-received articles contributed by experienced members of the large and growing CharityChannel professional community, our imprint focusing on nonprofit books for busy nonprofit practitioners is launched.

  • Sep 3, 2004

    CharityUniversity Project Launched

    CharityChannel was the first in the nonprofit sector to hold live online webinars, under its pioneering CharityUniversity™ program. Sessions were 90 minutes.

    The innovative program was supported by the ePhilanthropy Foundation and, through it, Verizon Foundation, and AOL Foundation.

     

  • Jun 7, 2004

    LISTSERV Philanthropic List Award

    CharityChannel received the LISTSERV Philanthropic List Award, the first such award by L-Soft, the company that makes the LISTSERV® software that powered the more than 200 discussion lists provided by CharityChannel for its professional community.

  • Mar 9, 2003

    First CharityChannel Summit Held

    CharityChannel holds its first annual summit, The CharityChannel Summit 2003, at the Hilton Palm Springs Resort March 9 through 12, 2003. Over 900 members of the CharityChannel professional community participate in sessions covering such topics as major gifts, capital campaigns, planned giving, sustainable fundraising, leadership, human resources management, the law of tax-exempt organizations, technology, and consulting. 

  • Jan 15, 2002

    CharityChannel is 10 Years Old!

    The CharityChannel professional community celebrates its 10th year!

     

  • Nov 7, 2001

    We Publish Our First Article

    When the attack of 9/11 came, the CharityChannel professional community was abuzz with discussions about how to make a philanthropic response that would serve as a beacon of hope for years to come. After much discussion, it was decided that we would begin to publish articles written by experienced practitioners where they shared their hard-won expertise and wisdom with their peers. Less than two months later, we published the first article.

    Since then, hundreds of contributors have written over 2,000 articles, with over 1,300 available (articles that are no longer relevant, particularly on technology subjects, are removed from time to time). This trove may well be the largest single-source collection of collective wisdom of relevance to nonprofit organizations in the world.

  • Dec 31, 1999

    Over 100,000 in Our Professional Community

    By the end of the nineties, CharityChannel added more discussion lists to focus on different professional topic areas, growing to over 200 professional discussion communities where over 65,000 nonprofit professionals could discuss their day-to-day challenges, share their hard-won expertise and wisdom, and offer each other encouragement. Over a million and a half emails a month coursed through CharityChannel's servers.

    Based on conservative estimates, the CharityChannel professional community grew to encompass over 100,000 nonprofit professionals by the end of the decade.

  • Jan 15, 1992

    CharityChannel is Born as a Simple Listserve

    In 1992, while serving as Senior Vice President of Development at a West Coast nonprofit hospital chain, Stephen Nill had just hired a dozen new development officers and wanted to find a way for them to be able to "talk shop" with their counterparts at other organizations without having to wait for monthly professional-association meetings. So he launched the first Internet-based professional discussion community in the nonprofit sector, a listserve called "CharityTalk."

    Within a week, we had two dozen nonprofit professionals discussing their day-to-day challenges. Within a month, over 300. In six months, over 2,000. It kept growing as more and more busy nonprofit professionals learned about it by word of mouth.