How Confident Are Donors For The Rest of 2020?
My friends at BBS & Associates published their Donor Confidence Report, offering insight into how U.S. donors are planning to give in…
Ministry Overhead: Funding the Engine for Growth
It’s time for a fresh look at funding for ministry overhead. Recently, I got an email from Ministry Watch listing the top…
Digital Fundraising and the Pandemic—6 Lessons
It’s quite possible that the pandemic has dramatically accelerated the digital fundraising space by 3-4 years.
Nonprofits Need to Take Data Security Seriously, Too
By now you’ve likely read about the Blackbaud data breach. Blackbaud is a top cloud software company that serves the nonprofit sector….
Let’s Stop Doing Grants—A Better Approach to Funding
No more grants? Let me explain. So often we think about grants as a gift to a specific nonprofit, and nonprofits tend…
The Largest Source of Nonprofit Funding Might Surprise You
What’s the biggest source of nonprofit funding? I’ll bet you would have a hard time guessing. It’s not donations by individuals.
Don’t Let Christian Higher Education Be a COVID-19 Casualty
There will be many casualties in the COVID-19 crisis. Some nonprofits and churches may not make it. However, hard times may not become…
Endowment is a four-letter word?!
The Christian world generally shuns endowments. But why? Do endowments indicate a lack of faith in God’s future provision?
Solve Poverty? First Understand the Poor
How well do nonprofits understand the poor they’re trying to help? And how well do they preserve dignity while offering that help?…
A Brief History of Nonprofit Fundraising in the U.S.
In the United States, we accept the current state of the nonprofit fundraising world—lots of nonprofit organizations and lots of fundraising requests….
7 Keys to Where Giving is Going in 2019
We are just a few weeks into 2019. For most organizations, the books have not fully closed on 2018 and thus it’s…
Where Do You Find the Wealth?
Where do you find major donors? I get asked that question a lot. Of course, in many of those cases, people simply…