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Joanne Oppelt

How to Build Donor Relationships with Corporations

Like individuals and foundations, relationships with corporate giving partners are not about you or your organization. They’re about them and their needs, wants, and preferences. And it’s still about impact. Only this time, it’s not only mission impact. It’s also about financial and market impact.

Joanne Oppelt

How to Build Donor Relationships with Foundations

Like individual donors, foundations see money as a vehicle to mission fulfillment. The question foundations ask is, “Where will our money best be used to achieve our legal objectives?”

Joanne Oppelt

How to Build Donor Relationships with Individuals

If you don’t approach individual donors by asking for money, how do you approach them? How do you build strong relationships that will keep them giving year after year?

Joanne Oppelt

Successful Nonprofit Fundraising is NOT About the Money

Successful nonprofit fundraising is not about the money. How can that be? Isn’t the whole objective of fundraising to raise money?

Susan Axelrod

Self-Care for Nonprofit Leaders: Bracing Yourself for the Busiest Season

Year-end looms and a race begins for what is unarguably the busiest season for any nonprofit. Whether or not your fiscal year-end is on December 31, this date is the taxpayer’s year-end. It affects you. How on earth to take care of yourself when you are taking care of business?

Linda McNay

Losing a Donor Friend is Difficult

It’s inevitable. Working for and on behalf of nonprofit organizations puts us into the path of some remarkable people. For fund development professionals like me, they often include donors who are advanced in years. We form bonds. Friendships. When they pass from this life, we feel it. Deeply.