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3 Steps to Securing Big Gifts

By Tony Martignetti

Organize your development staff, call prospective donors to set up meetings, and meet face-to-face several times before asking for money, say two experts.


Nonprofits Find New Donors With Databases That Track ConnectionsPremium Link

By Nicole Wallace

5 Myths That Keep Nonprofits From Making the Most of Social Media

By Allison Fine

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Opinion: The Detroit Deal Is a Model for How Foundations Can Solve Dire ProblemsPremium Link

By Vijay Padmanabhan

The deal demonstrates what happens when grant makers offer incentives that get every key player to make a financial sacrifice.


13 Nonprofits Get Grants to Encourage Openness in Philanthropy

By Debra E. Blum

The Fund for Shared Insight has awarded $5.26-million to "accelerate the culture of listening" at charities.


Opinion: Charities Should Give, Not Beg on Giving Tuesday

By David Nocenti

The competition for donations on December 2 runs the risk of alienating the very people nonprofits need most.


Grant Makers Channel More to Charities' Operating Costs

By Ben Gose

A new study finds foundations are also resuming multiyear grants after cutting back in hard economic times.