January-February 2018, Vol. 37 No. 1

Growing Donor Organizers Through Giving Projects: Four Years Later
by Zeke Spier & Allison Johnson Heist. 
Since we first shared about Social Justice Fund Northwest’s Giving Projects in 2014, the model has been embraced by the Giving Project Learning Community, transforming the philanthropic approach of the six participating funders. Read how the model has evolved over time, and the particular impact it’s had through engaging people of color as donor organizers.

Reciprocity: A Time Banking Project of the Womanist Working Collective
by LaTierra Piphus
The Womanist Working Collective in Philadelphia is building a network of support and social action for Black womyn (cis and trans), femmes, and gender variant folks. Here’s how they’re strengthening their community through time banking.

Sustaining Grassroots Social Justice Organizations in California’s Latinx Communities 
A report by GIFT & Research Action Design
Learn what values and priorities inform the fundraising efforts of social justice groups in California’s Latinx communities, and the successes and barriers they’re experiencing in sustaining their organizations and the broader social justice movements of which they are a part.

It’s Not About The Stuff: Choosing the Right Fundraising Strategy for Your Donors
Judy Levine shares practical tips for ensuring the right person asks the right prospect for the right amount of the right thing for the right project at the right time in the right way.

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Here’s a sampling of the hundreds of articles you’ll find in the Archive:

“Understanding Donor Motivations (Including Your Own!): A Training Exercise” by Uma Rao (Mar-Apr 2013, v32 n3)

“Strategic Communications for Year-Round Donor Engagement” by Joleen Ong (Sep-Oct 2014, v33 n5)

“Building Good Relationships with Donors Starts with You” by Kim Klein & Jean McCord (Mar-Apr 2007, v26 n2)

“Mom Was Right… Write That Thank-You Note!” by Nancy Otto (Jan-Feb 2007, v26, n1)

“More Money in the Mailbox: 11 Tips for Improving Your Mailings” by Andy Robinson (Nov-Dec 2005, v24 n6)

“What Have You Done for Me Lately? Building Healthy Relationships with eNewsletters” by Nzinga Koné-Miller (Mar-Apr 2012, v31 n2)

“Fundraising Appeal Makeover” by Nicole Hsiang (Jan-Feb 2010, v29, n1)

“Four Essential Tips to Motivate Individual Donors” by Mara Perez (Sep-Oct 2011, v30 n5)


GFJ Editorial Board Member Randall Quan on how the Journal has helped the groups he works with.