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Fundraising

Competing for Charity

CDO Place recently featured the article And the Grant Money Goes to… about the Council on Foundation’s spin on traditional fundraising, the Philanthropic Challenge on Economy & Finance. Today, another unique and exciting way to fundraise is shared: The Dana-Farber Cancer... read more »

Survey Questions to Ask Donors

Surveying your donors has many benefits. Not only does it show your donors you care about them and their opinions, it also helps to provide vital information that will assist in revamping or adjusting your fundraising strategies.In Why Not Just Ask... read more »

5 Fundraising Predictions for 2015

In 5 Fundraising Predictions for 2015 by The NonProfit Times, a few predictions for development are shared by senior product manager for digital fundraising Rich Dietz, from Abila Software in Austin, Texas.

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Counting Down to #GivingTuesday

Only two weeks until #GivingTuesday. As you know, just as Black Friday and Cyber Monday are big shopping days, #GivingTuesday is a day dedicated to giving back. “On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the... read more »

Happy National Philanthropy Day

“National Philanthropy Day® (NPD), November 15, is a celebration of philanthropy—giving, volunteering and charitable engagement—that highlights the accomplishments, large and small, that philanthropy—and all those involved in the philanthropic process—makes to our society and our world,” according to the National Philanthropy... read more »