May-June 2018, Vol. 37 No. 3

#MeToo & the Culture of Fundraising
Unequal power dynamics between givers and askers can often lead to inappropriate behaviors. Priscilla Hung shares stories of when “strategic intimacy” has gone awry, and offers transformative practices that can guard against the pernicious aspects of the culture of fundraising.

Fortifying Your Funding After a Crisis
If your group has ever been on the brink of financial disaster, you know how hard it can be to climb out of
crisis. Judy Ruckstuhl Wright outlines steps taken by 10 executive directors to rebuild their organizations after losing substantial government funding during the Great Recession.

Raising Funds From Giving Circles: Opportunities & Challenges of a Rising Collective Giving Model
In 2016, giving circles engaged at least 150,000 donors and have donated $1.29 billion since their inception. Jason Franklin provides tips and resources to help you navigate these increasingly popular giving vehicles.

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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.