Laura Pallares

3 essential fundraising lessons from the Girl Scouts

The Girl Scouts command a $700 million cookie empire. That success doesn’t come easy, and here’s how you can learn from them.

end of year giving for relational philanthropy
Christmas in September: why your year-end campaign starts now

Last Thursday, American Philanthropic and Philanthropy Daily convened fundraisers and nonprofit leaders in Philadelphia for an evening conversation on end-of-year fundraising. Here is a summary of the conversation.

How to make a successful annual report and improve your fundraising efforts

Annual reports are incredibly useful in order to feature your organization’s accomplishments and thank donors for their generous support. When well-designed and compellingly-written, they can also be much more than that.

You sent a Letter of Inquiry, now what?

Five tips for increasing your chances of securing that next foundation grant.

Online fundraising? How to grow your nonprofit’s email list in 6 simple steps

Successful nonprofits consistently strive to build relationships with their supporters and bring them into the life of the organization.