By Jeannine Brown, Consulting AssociationHDH Advancement Group, LLC Who knew when I was sitting in high school writing classes, passing notes back and forth (there were no cell phones, kids), that I would grow up and choose a job where I do a significant amount of writing? Between case statements, appeals, strategic plans, and even […]
Communications Tips for Fundraisers
By Pallavi SukhiaPhilanthropy Manager, Triangle Land Conservancy Effective communication is an essential tool for a fundraiser to connect with existing and potential donors to convey their organization’s message and impact. Here are some helpful tips to make sure your communication is impactful and delivers results:
There’s a Skill That Every Great Fundraiser Needs
By Mary Linda McBrideMindful Resolution It’s already been a long week and you get some version of THE CALL… The donor you were counting on has decided that she is not ready to entertain your “ask”. The grant maker chose to invest in a different project. Your best volunteer just resigned. You might wonder, Is it […]
BIPOC Fundraisers Group: 2023 Outlook
By Mina KobayashiAFP Triangle IDEA Chair BIPOC-identifying fundraisers around the Triangle (and beyond) started gathering in the middle of 2022, both virtually and in person. We look forward to continuing to build this community in 2023. There will be four virtual gatherings this year and several in-person ones. You can register now for the virtual […]
Ethics In Fundraising
By Pam Highsmith, CFREAFP Board MemberVice President, Advancement & Donor Relations, North Carolina Medical Society Like many of you who operate on a calendar year, along with working hard to secure year-end donations, my organization is in the midst of performance reviews and goal setting for 2023. It’s at this time of year that I am […]
What are the benefits of a CFRE credential?
Have you ever wondered what the CFRE credential stands for after someone’s name? It’s a Certified Fund Raising Executive.
Fundraising vs. Stewardship?
By Melodie Carter, MBASenior Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships, Shaw University What is more important — fundraising or stewardship? The easy, answer is: You need to do both. As fundraisers, we are bounded to the art of getting more. More funds. More donors. More relationships. But at what point does quantity overshadow quantity? So, between fundraising […]
What do Bart Simpson, Michael B. Jordan, and the Triangle Chapter of AFP have in Common?
By Pam Highsmith, Vice President, Advancement & Donor Relations, North Carolina Medical Society The year 1987. The first short of the Simpson’s cartoon aired in April; Michael B. Jordan was born in February; and a visionary group of fundraisers established the AFP Triangle Chapter! Please join me and your colleagues on November 17, 2022, at The […]
I want my money to go to the cat not the ladder!
Wait, can you make sure that my donation isn’t being spent on the ladder? I want most of my money to go to the cat! By Casey TherrienAssociate Director of Philanthropy, Triangle Land Conservancy One of my favorite things to do when I’m having a rough day is to head over to Vu Le’s NonprofitAF […]
Finding Your Community of Fundraisers
By Mina KobayashiGenesys Works Continuing my work in fundraising and in the nonprofit sector has not always been easy. One of the biggest reasons I have been able to stay in the field has been finding my people within the fundraising community. These people support me, challenge me, and motivate me to improve our profession […]