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Six Principles of Successful Campaigns

Supporting 5 Things You Need for Success are the following principles for successful campaigns: Positioning Relative to the Competition.The most attractive charitable organizations stand out from the crowd. They know how to distinguish themselves as philanthropic investment opportunities and set themselves apart from others which compete for the attention of donors and volunteers. Creating Authentic…

5 Things You Need for Success

by Virginia Fallis with much nodding and concurring from Chuck Hammond Our experience of over 25 years has taught us that there are five undeniable, non-negotiable elements that must be in place for campaigns to be successful.  These elements may take unique shape at each organization, but they are, in spirit, fundamental to fundraising success: A compelling…

Detroit’s National Philanthropy Day 2020: Rising to the Challenge Together

Here is a collection of extended video’s from Detroit’s 2020 National Philanthropy Day program. This originally aired on November 22, 2020 on Detroit’s Public TV as National Philanthropy Day 2020: Rising to the Challenge Together. View website

WJR Kids

Podcast with Matt Dery

Chuck Hammond Recognized by His Peers
Awarded the Dr. John S. Lore Award

The DR. JOHN S. LORE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING FUNDRAISING EXECUTIVE honors an outstanding individual fundraising executive who practices his/her profession in an exemplary manner. The recipient must demonstrate a successful track record in fundraising, provide evidence of leadership in the profession of institutional advancement, and embody a commitment to continuing professional development, including participation in…

B Corporations

On July 17, Delaware became the 19th state to enact benefit corporation legislation, which goes into effect on August 1. What are benefit corporations, why is it suddenly newsworthy now that Delaware has sanctioned them, and what does this have to do with nonprofit organizations? According to the Benefit Corporation Information Center, a B Corp…

The Overhead Myth

Three organizations that publish information on charities launched a campaign this month that challenges the perception donors have about operating costs. GuideStar, Charity Navigator, and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance hope to move supporters away from relying heavily, or even solely, on overhead percentages when making decisions about giving.  The campaign includes a website, where…

Turnover

This year, the Chronicle has turned its attention to turnover of development staff at nonprofits.  The short version:  it is rampant, and it is problematic. In a recent survey, half of fundraisers holding the top job at their organization reported planning to quit within two years, with 40% reporting they planned to leave fundraising entirely.…

The Psychology of Giving

In the New York Times recent section on giving, you will find the transcript of a conversation with Dr. Jen Shang – the world’s first Ph.D. in philanthropy and only philanthropic psychologist. The conversation focuses on understanding donor behavior and reiterates the most basic truth about fundraising: once you have a donor’s attention, you must…