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A large component of your association’s membership retention strategy is having a top-notch association website. Your website is where current members (and prospects) go for information and…

A couple months back, I was killing some time on Twitbook or Facebird or some other social media site when I came across a type of article that seems to have become way too common in recent years…

It's amazing the degree to which digital technology is changing the charitable sector. We've talked on GrantStation about contactless giving, NFTs, and artificial intelligence, so it should come…

Rising inflation is putting the squeeze on just about everyone these days. In March, the U.S. inflation rate jumped to 8.5%, the highest rate in over 40 years. What does this mean for the average…

Are you setting specific expectations for your nonprofit board? You should be. Whether yours is a small board with no major-gift fundraising experience or a large board that knows its job is to…

How can technology help your nonprofit with the many types of major gift fundraising you employ? Explore this guide to technology in major gift fundraising.

Giving circles have been around for years, but they are one of those philanthropic vehicles that just keep gaining steam. The number of giving circles is projected to nearly double in the near…

The last few years have brought stories about cybercrime against nonprofits to the news with increasing regularity. In late 2020 hackers managed to divert $650,000 from the San Francisco nonprofit…

You did it! You made it through another turbulent year, while juggling changing rules, priorities, health concerns, and service needs. Your organization has benefited from your resilience and…

On January 20, 2022, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists set the Doomsday Clock to 100 seconds to midnight, the closest to point to midnight since its creation in 1947.

Frugality is baked in to the American mindset. "A penny saved is a penny earned," goes a saying whose history dates all the way back to 1737. We believe that we must hold on to our funds, in case…

Prospect research is key to effective fundraising. Capacity and affinity markers can signal that a donor may be interested in and able to give to your mission.