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Stephen C. Nill, JD founded, an online professional community serving more than a hundred-thousand nonprofit-sector professionals in North America and worldwide. He has served as its CEO since inception in 1992.

Under Nill’s leadership, CharityChannel has published more than two-thousand professional articles and more than eighty-five books under its two imprints, CharityChannel Press and For the GENIUS Press.

He has advised hundreds of nonprofit organizations as a California tax-exempt organization lawyer as well as international consultant.

Nill has served as a chief development officer at a major Southern California university, the CEO of a large health care foundation, a senior vice-president of fund development of a U.S. west-coast nonprofit hospital system, as a founder and acting director of development of a parochial school in his community, and as a founder of an organization dedicated to providing food and clothing for the homeless.

Nill enjoys composing symphonic and choir music at wee hours of the morning in his studio. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife, Janet, and his golden retriever, Gypsy.

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Storytelling and Fundraising: CharityChannel Interviews Lynn Ierardi and Russell James

Watch my interview of two of the nonprofit sector's leading experts on employing storytelling and fundraising — particularly fundraising focused on very large gifts (major gifts and planned gifts) — Lynn Malzone Ierardi, JD and Professor Russell James, JD, PhD, CFP ®.

Video: Stephen Nill explains how to bust out of your career box

One of my favorite authors asked me to record an unrehearsed video on how writing can help in career advancement. I just couldn't resist such an invitation. So, without rehearsing or even thinking about what I would say, I went for it.

But I didn't limit my advice to writing. I covered speaking, also. Most importantly, I explain the mindset that's needed to bust out of one's career box.

Video: How Do You REALLY Know If Your Nonprofit is Succeeding?

How do you really know if your nonprofit organization is succeeding? In a word, evaluation.

Why Write for CharityChannel?

CharityChannel is known for its articles contributed by busy nonprofit practitioners like you. I'm writing to let you know that we've just opened the CharityChannel Contributor's Panel to new members for a limited time.

Imagine the next 25 Years of Philanthropy

In its Winter 2018 issue, the AFP's publication Advancing Philanthropy invited me to write an article on what I see as the changes in the fundraising profession that we can expect in the next quarter century and beyond.

Matching Gifts guru Steve Hafner shows how to harness employer data

When it comes to nonprofit fundraising, one of the most powerful things you can do is to multiply a single gift. Of course, we're talking about a matching gifts program where the donor's employer matches the gift. In this video, I sit down with Steve Hafner, the visionary behind HEPdata, a company that does the heavy lifting of connecting your prospective donors with their employer's matching gift program.