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How to Become a Philanthropist

How to Become a Philanthropist

Being a philanthropist isn’t only about donating money. Although donating money to a charity is a noble thing to do, there are a lot more things that go into being a successful philanthropist. Taking on this title requires work outside of simple donation, and below...
Ethical Fundraising

Ethical Fundraising

When you are responsible for collecting and redistributing people’s money, it is important that you have their trust and that you act ethically when putting their money to use. Employing ethics in fundraising is key to a successful campaign and to fostering lasting...
What Motivates People to Give

What Motivates People to Give

Motivating people to support your cause with donations can be a daunting yet exciting task.  There are a myriad of reasons that people give and I won’t elaborate on all the reasons in this blog.  But I want to highlight a few of those reasons on what motivates people...
Managing Fundraising Expectations

Managing Fundraising Expectations

How often as fundraiser leaders have we sat in a meeting when we heard somebody say “fundraising should be easy” when discussing a particular project which is short on funds.  At the same meeting, another executive across the table chimes in and remarks that that “we...
Why People Choose Not to Give

Why People Choose Not to Give

Why People Choose Not to Give It’s difficult to imagine the kind of world we would live in if people never volunteered their time, money, or services in an effort to aide others. Without the generosity of those who give, many volunteer and nonprofit groups who help...