James Davenport


unsolicited proposal
When to send an unsolicited proposal

Building a relationship is certainly the preferred route for getting a grant. But short of that, an unsolicited proposal may be just the trick to get a grant.

land access
Land access philanthropy in America

Public access lands preserve open space and hunting lands from development and privatization. Here is how you can use your land to benefit public access.


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Quick facts and top tips for a successful year-end push

It’s that time of year . . . Q4 is here and the big fundraising push is coming. With that in mind, here are a few facts and a few tips to set you up for a successful close to the year.

On corporate fundraising

Corporate fundraising is unlike individual and foundation fundraising in one key way. It has nothing to do with the donor’s philanthropic mission.


How a Philadelphia nun transformed the tax code

Curiously, the “Philadelphia Nun Provision” sits at the genesis of today’s charitable tax deduction

university, higher education
Troubling trends for higher education

A years-long decline in university enrollment has only accelerated during the past several years of lockdowns. What will this mean for higher education revenue and alumni giving?


donors
What matters to donors

Are you wondering what your donors are thinking? Here are five highlights from conversations with donors.

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Freedom Convoy moves to GiveSendGo

After getting kicked off of GoFundMe, the Canadian Truckers Convoy has moved to Christian crowdfunding site, GiveSendGo, to an extraordinary reception.


3 tips for your foundations fundraising

Foundations fundraising can be time-consuming and exhausting. But it’s worth the work, and it will pay off in the long run.

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Combatting decline in trust in nonprofits

A recent study shows that trust in nonprofits—as well as government, media, and business—is down. Here are some ideas to fight that trend.