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The Difference Between Sales and Fundraising

Fundraising and sales share a lot of similarities, especially when the sales are for-profit business-to-business accounts. Employees in both fields are expected to nurture long-term relationships and achieve certain benchmarks over the relationship lifespan. Both are...

Diversifying Your Philanthropic Portfolio

Diversify — it’s a term that speaks volumes when it comes to finance and investments, but have you ever thought about what it might mean to philanthropy? Believe it or not, there are several reasons why an individual donor might choose to diversify their charitable...

Implicit Biases in Philanthropy

Lately, the news has been riddled with mentions of implicit bias and its role in philanthropy. To industry veterans, the topic is unsurprising. It is one that has been tackled time and time again in an effort to correct any problems resulting from the phenomena. Those...

Top Philanthropy Books

To give away money is an easy matter and in any man’s power. But to decide to whom to give it and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man’s power nor an easy matter. ~ Aristotle When you have the ability to become a philanthropist, it...

Helping Children Understand Philanthropy

According to Merriam-Webster, philanthropy means promoting goodwill to members of the human race. This is done through donations of money, time or goods. When we think of philanthropy, we think of wealthy people donating thousands (or millions) of dollars to a cause,...

Fundraising Ethics for Philanthropists

Giving back to the community isn’t always as cut and dry in practice as it seems in theory. Even charitable organizations with the most well-placed intentions can quickly lose the public trust if poor oversight and organizational infrastructure lead to an...

Understanding Rage Giving

Rage donations are just how they sound. As individuals find themselves up in arms over current events, local issues or politics, they are also fueled by a strong desire to give to whichever missions share their same values. While all donations stand to benefit charitable organizations, nonprofits need to make sure they are prepared for this new trend in giving because this is a different demographic.

The Future of Digital Fundraising

As strange as it may seem, raising money online is still in its infancy. The legal ramifications of crowdfunding have just recently been faced squarely by regulators and governments and the next steps in both capital formation and non-profit and charitable giving are right around the corner.

Can Philanthropy Impact Sustainability

Philanthropic activities have changed in recent periods such that philanthropists are more focused on ensuring that they support sustainable factors and improve the environmental conditions surrounding them. There is a significant number of non-government...