Sustaining 2019's Record Giving Will Require Adaptation
Giving USA webinar recommends how to fundraise in the “new normal”: Giving USA is the longest running annual report on charitable giving that provides estimates for sources of giving and amounts received by type of organization. On June 18, 2020, over 70 fundraisers joined this year’s data presentation and panel discussion virtually.
Our Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access
As fundraisers for nonprofits, we all work towards building a stronger and better community. Whether we are addressing poverty, homelessness, health, quality of life or any other cause, our common goal is to create a better tomorrow for those we serve. Today we must all take a stand and say Black Lives Matter.
You Can Raise More Money During the Pandemic
You don’t need to have a health-care related mission to succeed in fundraising during this time of pandemic, shut-down, and fear. Detailed in this article is a template for an e-mail or direct mail piece which can produce significant revenue for your organization right now.
On Philanthropy: Finding Hope in Darkness
Working in the wee hours (when my daughter’s asleep so there are no mouths to feed, no diapers to change, no zoom meetings to attend), I gaze out the window to see a star shining through the foggy twilight, and it reminds me: in the darkest skies we find the brightest stars.
On Philanthropy: Volunteers a Growing Challenge for Milwaukee-Area Nonprofits
In a recent survey of Milwaukee area nonprofits, 50% of the 250 responding organizations said that volunteers were either essential or very important to their mission. That’s not surprising, given that 52% of the responding organizations had fewer than 10 paid staff – and fully 25% had only one staff member, or none.
Here's What You Missed – Strategic Marketing for High Impact in Small-Shop Fundraising
It’s as much about saying “no” as it is about saying “yes”. Members who attended January’s AFP Educational Luncheon heard from experts in the field on marketing strategies to make the most of their limited time and resources.
On Philanthropy: The Case for a Way Back
Each year, philanthropic donors bring enlightenment, health, and opportunity to area residents through charitable gifts to nonprofit organizations. But those of us who genuinely care about community-building must support one more mission: restoring the ability of troubled and at-risk neighbors to thrive as community members.
Here's What You Missed – Fundraising Topics ‘On the Table’
Back by popular demand, AFPSEWI’s annual round table event brought opportunity for our members to ask questions on the trending topics of the fundraising profession. Nine Seasoned Professionals led round table discussions and when asked after the event: What is one rule to live by/important piece of advice you have to offer on your topic? What challenges/themes did you notice amongst your guests? What advice can you offer? Here’s what some of our experts had to say:
Here's What You Missed – Impact Data: From soup to nuts, inclusion, evaluation, and impact
Our October educational luncheon speakers affirmed the importance of sharing our organization's mission impact with funders and other stakeholders. The panel offered sound advice on the question of how best to report impact...
Memorable Moments from the Podium - National Philanthropy Day Honorees Inspired with Actions and Words
More than 450 community leaders gathered at AFPSEWI’s National Philanthropy Day celebration at the Pfister Hotel on November 12, hoping to be inspired by this year’s honorees. Those receiving the six awards did not disappoint, as affirmed by some of the outstanding quotes from their words of thanks:
On Philanthropy: How to paint a beautiful picture without picking up a brush
To create an inspiring work, an artist translates a beautiful vision into reality. It’s the same for a philanthropist: starting with their vision of a better world, they wield brushstrokes of passion, creativity, insight and generosity. Their works don’t just inspire us – they lift our whole community’s quality of life.
AFP New Member Chronicles: Today’s Special - Get Two AFP Communities for the Price of One!
What a good investment you made! That was what I told myself when I discovered there are not just one but two major pathways to getting value from my new AFP membership: local and global. If you’re like me, you probably joined without realizing how robust the resources are on both sides of that line. So I knew I had to share my findings as part of this ongoing “New Member Chronicles” blog I’m writing with fellow AFP rookie Ann Sebald. Ready? Here we go!