In the world of relationship fundraising we fundraisers have the opportunity to get to know some pretty amazing people. When you work in planned giving the conversations we have with donors can be even more intimate. What happens when the inevitable happens and your donors gift is “realized”? Kathryne Cardwell shares her experiences of dealing with grief when you lose a donor your truly care about.
Everyone gets excited when a special event meets its fundraising target. We especially like it when a guest at the event purchases a valuable auction item or makes a large first time donation. But then what? Sharron Batsch shares three examples of how charities may be leaving money on the table.
Have you ever had your direct mail copy hijacked by your board, volunteers or communications department? Are you new to fundraising, and not sure how to approach writing your direct mail appeals? Jessie-Lee Wallace is here to help!
Charity eNEWS celebrates Canada's 150th birthday year with a regular article series excerpting fascinating and largely unknown stories about this country as captured by author Earle Gray in a new ebook, Unfamiliar History: Canada@150.
One of the hardest decisions to make as a leader is terminating an employee. For compassionate leaders, the decision is compounded by the fact that they see personal failure in this decision. What could they have done differently to help this employee succeed? Jenny Mitchell shares this great checklist for how you can be sure you have done your due diligence with everyone on staff.