March: Everybody Fundraises – If You Want to Be Distinctive, You Must Advance Toward Development

March: Everybody Fundraises – If You Want to Be Distinctive, You Must Advance Toward Development

Last month’s article described the differences between fundraising and development. While fundraising (candy sales, car washes, sales of products, etc.) is still important in the short-term, the long-term way to ensure the viability of an organization is through development (which includes annual and alumni appeals, grantwriting, major gifts, planned giving and business/corporate sponsorship). The article […]

February: The Difference Between Fundraising and Development

February: The Difference Between Fundraising and Development

There are two ways of raising money to support your tuition-charging school. The first is development, which is the most challenging and time-consuming, but is the most effective way to ensure sustainable revenue for your school over the long haul. The other somewhat easier, less time-consuming, but more commonly used way – the way schools […]

March+: A Look In the Rear View Mirror

March+: A Look In the Rear View Mirror

While sorting through my computer, I found an article I had written several years ago but never posted.  After reviewing before deleting it, I thought that even though the articles referenced are two years old, schools are still having difficulties raising funds, so the texts and comments are still valid today. http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Guide-to-Giving/2010/1122/Tough-year-ahead-for-charities Not only will […]