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FLiP meets Lindsay Siegel

FliP meets Lindsay Siegel, a founding member of the New York City and New Haven chapters of Dining for Women, a national organization that raises over $400,000 a year for grassroots nonprofits that support women and girls in developing countries. Lindsay sat down with FLiP to discuss her own background, Dining for Women, and why being involved in fundraising for non-profits is about more than raising money.

AFP Celebrates National Philanthropy Day

On November 21, five hundred fundraising professionals came together at the Plaza Hotel to celebrate the thirteenth annual National Philanthropy Day, sponsored by the New York Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Each year, the AFP sets aside a day to honor the contribution of the philanthropy community to the world, with more than 50,000 people in over 125 communities around the world participating in celebrations in honor of National Philanthropy Day.

Starting a Nonprofit – From Believing to Succeeding

Outdoors For A Cause (OFAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that brings together outdoor activities, such as running, triathlons, or hiking, and raising money for charitable organizations. OFAC’s founder, Karen Lewis, writes for FLiP about her experience with founding a nonprofit organization, the challenges she’s faced, and the resources she’s found helpful.

Arts Organizations Get Creative for Fundraising in a Tough Economy

As a result of the recent economic downturn, America’s arts organizations have implemented drastic cuts and layoffs. To compensate, they have been challenged to develop creative resource mobilization strategies to strengthen the nation’s 109,000 nonprofit arts organizations and 2.2 million working artists.

Running for Funding

The marathon, once considered a grueling sport open only to elite male athletes, is quickly gaining in popularity among both endurance runners and casual joggers. In fact, the most prominent races are now selling out their spots just hours after opening for registration.

Fundraising in the 2010 Midterm Elections

Despite the huge fundraising challenges in this current economic climate, candidates for Congress and state houses have benefitted from fundraising numbers that dwarf those of previous midterm election cycles.

A DonationPay Takeaway

For nonprofits, nothing demands security and reliability quite like online payment processing. So when I told a New York-based client about DonationPay, a full-service, customizable platform whose 3% per-transaction fee is the only charge its clients see, I shouldn’t have been surprised when she laughed, “What’s the catch?”

New Fundraising Resource for Community Organizers

Community organizing is certainly a popular career path right now, and I know quite a number of FLiPs are pursuing it!  Marjorie Fine, Project Director for the Linchpin Campaign at the Center for Community Change here in New York, wrote in recommending a free new resource that will be of interest to those of you […]

Secrets to the Success of The Michigan Difference Campaign

Hats off to the University of Michigan whose Development staff recently celebrated the success of their record-breaking campaign, which raised $3.200 billion– 28% above their $2.5 billion goal!  Donors to The Michigan Difference campaign, the largest in the history of public higher education, have made tremendous impact, generating $545 million in student support, creating 1,969 […]

Career Option: Higher Education Fundraiser by John Burkhardt

One of the fastest growing and most satisfying career opportunities in the philanthropic sector can be found at your nearest college campus.  While fundraising was once an activity limited to the nation’s private institutions, it is quickly expanding into new arenas.  Most public four year institutions and many community colleges have now gotten into the […]