Harness the Power of Analytics—Even if You’re Not an Analyst

Adopting analytics may seem like a permanent “wishlist” item. Steve Grimes of Jazz at Lincoln Center shares good news with us: there are simple ways to get started—without being an expert analyst. The result? Better information to guide strategy and success.

6 Reasons MGOs Should Embrace Metrics—a Fundraiser’s Perspective

6 Reasons MGOs Should Embrace Metrics—a Fundraiser’s Perspective

Nonprofit leaders increasingly depend on metrics to keep fundraising programs on track. Fundraisers are asking: how do metrics help me in my work? We spoke with a fundraiser to hear how she uses metrics and why MGOs should embrace metrics.

Aperio Guide: Event Assessment + Goal Setting

Aperio Guide: Event Assessment + Goal Setting

Events can be important to an organization, but they are expensive. It is critical to take time regularly to assess performance and set goals. In this Aperio Guide, you’ll find factors to consider, as well as two tools to use in your planning: a Strategic Event Planner and Multi-Year Event Evaluation Tool.

Aperio Guide: Board Engagement & Pledge Form

Aperio Guide: Board Engagement & Pledge Form

Board members are among the most important—if not the most important—supporters an organization has. It incumbent on organizations to continually ask: how can we make board service fulfilling? An annual conversation about goals, ideas, and philanthropy goes along way to creating a meaningful board experience.

Aperio Guide: Fundraiser-Executive Partnership

Aperio Guide: Fundraiser-Executive Partnership

Leadership involvement is crucial to relationship-based fundraising. But nonprofit executives are pulled in so many directions, donor relationships easily slip off the to do list. Fundraisers can help. This guide provides a framework for fundraiser-executive partnership to move relationships forward.

6 Reasons Giving Societies Might be Right for Your Organization

6 Reasons Giving Societies Might be Right for Your Organization

In some nonprofit sectors, giving societies are synonymous with quality stewardship. In others, fundraising leaders are starting to wonder: are they right for us? If you’re wrestling with this decision, here are six reasons giving societies might be right for your organization.

Aperio Guide: Casting Your Vision

Aperio Guide: Casting Your Vision

You’re ready to create a major gifts program, or grow your program to the next level. But first, it’s time to get clear about how you would use the additional funding. This guide provides a series of conversation topics to work through with your team. You’ll emerge with a clear vision and the language to share it with donors.

Stuck in silos? A CEO's guide to breaking them down

Stuck in silos? A CEO's guide to breaking them down

Silos challenge many nonprofits. A breakdown of communication and cross-pollination of ideas is more than a damper on collaboration: it’s a barrier to growth. Have silos been dragging you down? Never fear. There is a path out. Michele Hall-Duncan, CEO of enCourage Kids Foundation, shares her strategies.

Ready to Dive into Prospect Research? A Researcher Shares How to Get Started

Ready to Dive into Prospect Research? A Researcher Shares How to Get Started

Investing in prospect research can reap big returns for your program and help your frontline fundraisers stay focused on meeting with donors. How do you get started? Rannie McCants, Development Research Associate at The Public Theater, shares her insights on leveraging the power of research to achieve results.

6 Signs You're Ready for Major Gifts

$100 million. $10 million. $1 million. $100,000. $10,000. Every day, we hear about organizations receiving incredibly generous donations from individual and family philanthropists. How do you know your organization is ready to pursue major philanthropic gifts? Here are six signs it’s time…

Welcome to the Resource Exchange

No single nonprofit leader, fundraiser, or consulting firm has all the answers. The answers lie in our community. We created the Resource Exchange to facilitate connections and conversation among nonprofit and fundraising leaders. Together, we will make philanthropy easier to access for nonprofits of all types and sizes—and, in doing so, change the world.