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Do Your Board Members Yelp For You?

by David Gee, Associate Vice President, NonProfit and Public Affairs Consulting

Its springtime, which means that “Event Season” is in full swing and – as nonprofit executives and development professionals – we’re all looking for ways to maximize the significant investment our organizations make in our annual events. 715 more words

Board Of Directors

April 11, 2015

This evening we got to spend some time with Charity, a lovely friend who I made years ago when she worked in the development department at Pacific Asia Museum – with Suzette (see April 8). 440 more words


Connections Versus Relationships - Donor Cultivation 101

I was in a meeting a few weeks ago with some colleagues that run a somewhat small nonprofit.  They were quite excited because they had just purchased an email list of a few thousand high net worth individuals.   490 more words

Nonprofit Strategy


Despite today’s technologically inclined society, many clients of our estate planning practice do not use e-mail or even a computer. This is why it is ideal to mail, from time to time, a compelling handwritten letter to faithful and consistent donors. 281 more words

Planned Giving

What's your Motivation

What motivates people to choose careers? Many careers such as medicine, architecture, or law, are chosen simply for the sake of their prestige. If there was no stature attached to any of these fields, and they were simply there for those truly interested in taking part in these disciplines, they couldn’t be used as vehicles to enhance egos. 775 more words

Dance Teaching Methods


There are various perceived motives that form the basis of charitable intent. Three prominent economic models that explore altruism include 1) the public goods model, 2) the warm-glow model and 3) impact philanthropy. 237 more words

Planned Giving

Fundraising Prospect Research Using Analytics

Nonprofit managers and fundraising professionals acknowledge that effective fundraising has become more complex requiring more time and resources to cultivate sustainable donor relationships. We see the use of analytical technology as a priority for nonprofits interested in developing or strengthening philanthropic relationships. 191 more words

Planned Giving