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Someone writing holiday fundraising appeal
Writing an effective year-end appeal

Integrating these tricks into your end-of-year fundraising will help you reap the full rewards of donor generosity this giving season.

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When it comes to your donors, think long-term

By focusing on donor retention, you not only secure ongoing financial support, you create long-lasting partners who will champion your cause and expand your reach.

Does your brand stand out from the fundraising crowd?

By building a compelling, distinctive brand, nonprofits also build trust and confidence with current and prospective donors.

Getting real about foundation fundraising

In a recent webinar, AmPhil experts reminded us that foundations are run by people, not robots. Focus on building relationships, not inputting data.


Righteous minds: America in disarray

Jonathan Haidt’s “The Righteous Mind” offers insight into why we disagree with each other and how we might better communicate. With our divided political climate, it is an important book for Americans who are seeing the “lesser angels” of their compatriots.

Identity in a thin society

Our social fabric is tearing at the seams. We need cultural rites and civic institutions to offer individuals a meaningful membership in a community.

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The three pillars supporting long-term fundraising success

The success of your fundraising and marketing efforts depends on strategic cultivation of brand awareness, donor retention, and donor engagement.

Corporate gifts aren't always worth it

Take a close look at whether applying for corporate grants requires you to compromise your organization’s values.

Happy Labor Day!

As summer winds down, we take today to enjoy the spoils of civil society and remember those whose labor built this nation.

Can a robot write a letter?

ChatGPT has its limitations, but (used wisely) it can be a powerful tool for improving your fundraising writing, saving you time and money along the way.

5 Ways to Improve Donor Stewardship

Implementing five simple donor stewardship strategies can help you build and retain healthier donor relationships.

The King's College: New York or Nowhere

The King’s College has temporarily closed its doors, but the relevance of its mission in the heart of New York City is stronger than ever.

Giving Review Blog

Recent coverage of and commentary about philanthropy and giving

A regular curation.

Peter Thiel: “money doesn’t work that well”

ICYMI: on Bari Weiss’ podcast last week, billionaire talked about effectiveness of giving in contexts of politics and nonprofits.

Mediating structures: the early days

William A. Schambra’s opening keynote address at the American Enterprise Institute conference on “The Social Breakdown.”