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From the editor:

Please feel free to post your responses!

FC welcomes your own longer original posts – from a few paragraphs to something such as an article, which will be published on the site.

Fundraising is broadly interpreted: you may work in a large Development operation or be an individual (and not circumscribed by walls) such as a documentary maker, etc.

Some ideas, from the technical to strategic to societal, that you may like to use as jumping boards:

  • How to estimate a prospect’s net worth in a mercurial economy?
  • Market volatility, Madoff and the recovering economy: what’s the new normal in fundraising?
  • The government budget, politics and funding for, e.g., NSF, NIH, NASA, CDC, NEA, NEH, etc.
  • How do we make databases better serve our needs?
  • How are entrepreneurs changing philanthropy?
  • We suffered a hit in 2008. Here’s what we did to stay alive and competitive.
  • How do you grow a major gifts program?
  • Campaign planning in the new-normal world.
  • Planned Giving in the current economy.
  • Fundraising versus/with/and/viz a viz Friend-raising. You choose the relation(s).
  • Is there a new psychological profile to the American “millionaire next door” and the mega-gift donor?
  • The other departments: programs and public relations. How does your organization make it all work together?
  • Turn-over and the lack of qualified major gift officers.  How do you build a viable long-term operation?
  • Key needs in the US: STEM and the K-12 and higher education system.
  • The newer sciences: nanotechnology, stem cells, biotechnology. Where are we?
  • Analyze new (and also not so new) areas of philanthropy that involve our environment, e.g., climate change, world hunger, lack of clear water resources, clean sustainable energy, etc.
  • Book reviews of recent releases as relevant to multiple fundraising topics.
  • A review of speaker’s excellent conference presentation (for example, AFP, APRA, CASE).

Ideally, articles should have a fine focus and then also place the subject in a broader context. For an example of this – an article about access people (door-openers) and major gifts see: Why Fundraisers and Prospect Researchers Should Talk More: Major Gift Prospects and the People Who Can Help You Reach Them

Fundraising is also broadly interpreted. You do not need to be based in a large organization with a major development operation. Individuals and organizations that are not circumscribed by walls (and other interesting cases) should submit as well.


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  1. Good post. Thanks for sharing.

    January 2, 2013

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