Author Archives: GIFT

8.4 Report Back from PTO conference

I just returned from the Pedagogy and Theater of the Oppressed pre-conference institute, “Beyond Silly Games:” Popular Education as a Methodology for Political Education, Leadership Development, Grassroots Organizing, and Movement Building

7.26 The Downtime of Summer

Some great ideas for how to make the most of slow times

7.14 Develop fundraising leadership

July-August 2011 Grassroots Fundraising Journal Work Smarter, Not Harder Featuring: Developing Fundraising Leadership by Marjorie Childress The departure of an executive director naturally raises questions about carrying fundraising forward. The SouthWest Organizing Project learned that succession planning for shared fundraising responsibilities even before a transition makes the process far easier.  Read the full article here.

7.5 Learn the basics of special event fundraising

Join GIFT and Tanya Mayo for an engaging webinar exploring the oldest and certainly the most common fundraising strategy around the world. Learn about the basics of what makes a good fundraising event and when is the right time to do one. In this webinar, participants will learn: How to identify when to do or […]

6.30 Best of the blogs

Hello GIFT Blog Family, I am writing you for the first time as the new Executive Director of GIFT and I couldn’t be more excited to come on and be in dialogue with all of you. In this month’s round-up of the fundraising blog world we begin with an article from Underperformance is Philanthropy’s […]

6.21 Did you miss the deadline?

Re-posted courtesy Nonprofit Association of Oregon: On June 8, 2011, the IRS released a list of 275,000 organizations that the IRS says are no longer tax-exempt because they did not file legally required documents. If your nonprofit is on this list, your tax-exemption status has been revoked! How do I know if my organization is […]

6.16 Greetings from GIFT’s new executive director

Hello GIFT Family, I am honored and humbled to be writing to you as the new executive director of GIFT. I look forward to beginning dialogues with those of you I haven’t met, and continuing already established relationships. I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you a bit more about myself and to speak […]

6.3 May: Best of the Blogs

We read hundreds of posts so you don’t have to. Our top picks for the month of May. Are you sending too much or too little email? Finally, a definitive answer! Taxes, nonprofits, and donors An interesting study that shows what kind of effect the charitable deduction has on federal budgets. And an interesting campaign […]

5.24 Help GIFT Finish Strong!

We need you, yes YOU!  As we head into the final 7 days of our Generate::Participate::Liberate campaign, we’ve raise just over $10,000, but we still have a ways to go to reach our $30,000 fundraising goal. Your support is critical and there are so many reasons to give and  celebrate with us. This year marks […]

5.17 GFJ Readers Respond

545 people responded to our readers survey, providing invaluable insights to how we can improve the Journal’s content, marketing efforts and delivery. We really appreciate you taking the time to help-thank you! Here are some results highlights: 70% of subscribers access the archive regularly 83% of subscribers say that the Journal is an excellent value […]