Only the lonely: Is your fundraising team undervalued?

For a profession that’s all about relationships, fundraising can be solitary work — especially when an organization considers fundraising as a standalone function, not as fully valued and integral component to everything the organization does. This leads to fundraisers working as a silo-ed team. They are disconnected from strategic choices in program development. They are… Read more

Chronicle of Philanthropy: Online training for middle donor fundraising

This Thursday — March 17th — I’ll be leading an online training with the Chronicle of Philanthropy. We’ll explore the ins and outs of middle donor fundraising and will have two non profit guests — one representing a smaller group that is just getting started with middle donor fundraising and one representing a larger group… Read more

Does Tech Philanthropy Suck?

Full confession: I am not a fan of ballet. But my wife is, as are many people whom I care about. And I certainly respect ballet as an art form. So when the ballet company in Silicon Valley shutters its doors for lack of donations, it makes me sad. And it seems emblematic of the… Read more