By Avrum Lapin Whether it is the personal reflection that may accompany the end of year inspired by the holidays or the ending of the fiscal cycle that drives donations, December is the month for charitable giving. According to Network for Good, 31% of annual giving occurs in … [Read more...] about Planning for Success: Key Elements for End of Year
By Avrum Lapin and Andrea Otto For most nonprofits, Baby Boomers comprise the most significant cohort of donors, and those giving the most significant gifts. Defined as those born between 1946 and 1964, Baby Boomers are currently the greatest economic force in giving and … [Read more...] about Transitioning Donors: Next Gen and Baby Boomers: Intersecting Lanes … Same Destination
By Avrum Lapin Leadership fatigue is experienced by many in leadership positions, CEOs, football coaches, spiritual leaders, or Campaign Chairs. The energy and effort required to be an effective leader is exhausting, mentally, emotionally and physically. There are often points … [Read more...] about Avoiding Leadership Fatigue – The Measure of Fundraising Success
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