Asking for Major Gift: A Team Training Exercise

Practice and role-plays are crucial to preparing your team to ask for gifts. Use this exercise at your next meeting or team training to help people feel more comfortable with the process.

Want a Fundraising Board? Give Them the Tools They Need to Succeed

William Cordery walks us through a tool developed by the Board Development Committee of Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice that provides board members with a clear, achievable plan for connecting more people and resources to your group.

Warm-Up with the Journal’s Winter Special

For 12 days in December, we’re sharing an #ArticleADay on our Facebook page to highlight some of the great content available in the Journal archive. Sign-up by Dec. 22 to get a one-year subscription, hundreds of helpful articles in the archive, PLUS a copy of GIFT’s new “Fundraiser’s Survival Guide.”

Almost There: Eight Strategies to Boost Your Year-End Fundraising Campaign

Avi Cummings and Ari Wohlfeiler provide concrete tips for making the most of your year-end fundraising efforts.

Five Steps to Developing a Better Fundraising Budget

Dipty Jain and Kate Garroway explain how following these five budgeting principles can result in improved financial sustainability and overall staff communication.