By Avrum Lapin and Andrea Otto Crowdfunding has been heralded as the next “really big thing” in philanthropy. According to a recent Pew Research center study, 22% of American adults have supported a crowdsourced online fundraising project. Translation… more than $34 billion in … [Read more...] about Crowdfunding 101: Is it For You…or Not?
By Avrum Lapin In the world of nonprofits - and especially at the intersection with the philanthropic marketplace, understanding and embracing relationships and personal connections is the path to organizational support and growth. Successful organizations have established an … [Read more...] about The Importance of Tracking Relationships: Cultivating and Stewarding Relationships with Donors
By Avrum Lapin One of the most commonly used new buzzwords in development and philanthropy recently has been “data.” Using data effectively, data analysis, and data philanthropy are terms and ideas that have quietly crept into our lexicon of development best practices. Using da … [Read more...] about Synagogue Fundraising Success: Data is the Difference
By Avrum Lapin In much of the world of philanthropists, a family that has set up a family foundation communicates that someone has “made it.” It conveys a sense of status, and expresses a commitment to social responsibility. A family foundation says that income or wealth has be … [Read more...] about Foundations That Act Like Individuals: Family Foundations Explored
By Avrum Lapin and Andrea Sachs Otto One of the most successful fundraising movements in recent history has been #GivingTuesday, the call to insert philanthropy into the holiday season. According to the program founders, “#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the p … [Read more...] about Matching the Message to the Platform: Best Practices in Donor Communication