Building the Bridge
Presenter: Catherine M. Connolly
Catherine has been working in nonprofit membership and direct marketing for more than 25 years, consulting with clients both nationally and locally who are interested in taking their fundraising program to the next level. Her consulting practice is based on developing marketing strategies to build support and maximize income from members and donors for nonprofit organizations — providing quality consulting to the organizations making a difference in the world. Read More →
Being a fundraiser means more than just fundraising. Fundraisers are the connection between donors and causes, the catalysts that make philanthropy happen. No two fundraisers are alike just like no two causes or campaigns are alike. Fundraising is about what you want it to be- what you want to focus on and what impact you want to have on the world. It is only limited by your imagination.
What impact will you have on fundraising in 2015?
January 20, 2015 Building the Bridge
The Next Generation of American Giving
A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising
The newly released study UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising reveals that many nonprofits are stuck in a vicious cycle that threatens their ability to raise the resources they need to succeed. A joint project of CompassPoint and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, the report found high levels of turnover and lengthy vacancies in development director positions throughout the sector. More significantly, the study reveals deeper issues that contribute to instability in the development director role, including a lack of basic fundraising systems and inadequate attention to fund development among key board and staff leaders.
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