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| by Jeanne Bell in Fundraising

Fellowship Program Elevates Leadership of Social Justice Fundraisers

Jeanne Bell shares how this fellowship of the Rockwood Leadership Institute is specifically focusing on supporting social justice development leaders.

This piece by Jeanne Bell was originally published in the Nonprofit Quarterly. In any type of nonprofit organization, development staff face a set of dynamics and challenges unique to their role in an organi…

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Members of CHIRLA and other immigrant rights coalitions gather at the break of dawn on Wilshire Boulevard and Alvarado Street to demand dignity and respect as part of the Caravana Contra el Miedo.

If You Build It They Will Come

| by Beth Rayfield in Fundraising

Creating a Culture of Fundraising

Does creating a culture of fundraising seem like an insurmountable task at your organization? Beth Rayfield shows us how we can overcome challenges and get on the path towards greater financial sustainability.

This article was originally published in Grassroots Institute for Funding Training As a former organizer, I believe in the saying that every worker is an organizer. As a development profession…

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A Grantmaker’s Reflections on Strengthening Nonprofit Fundraising

| by Linda Wood in Fundraising

Cracking the Code of Long-Term Fundraising Success

Senior Director, Linda Wood speaks to how the changes in Washington are impacting nonprofit organizations and fundraising.

This article was originally published in Advancing Philanthropy, Spring 2017. It is undeniable that the changes underway in Washington and beyond will touch every sector of society, including nonpr…

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Fundraising Answers Are All Around Us

| by Linda Wood in Fundraising

How are some social change organizations achieving standout fundraising success?

Hint: It’s less about the latest tools and techniques, and more about organizational culture, leadership and discipline.

“Let’s find an outside expert who can help.” It’s a natural impulse in the search for answers to the chronic fundraising challenges facing so many nonprofit organizations. But what if the real answers were already a…

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What Does It Take to Create a “Culture of Philanthropy”?

| by Cynthia Gibson in Fundraising

We asked the question, and here’s what we heard

Nonprofit and philanthropic leaders strive to unpack what it really means to change the way we think about—and do—fundraising.

In June, this blog raised the issue of whether social sector organizations needed to move from fundraising to developing a culture of philanthropy. We wanted to know what people on the ground thought about this appr…

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