JGA Blog

Engaging with Donors Virtually: Lessons Learned from a Pandemic

Utilizing Data to Guide Investments in your Fundraising Program

Giving USA 2019: Implications for Higher Education

Campaigning During A Crisis: How to Adjust and Plan

Giving USA Reports a Robust Year for 2019 Giving

Learning to Change

Raising Funds in a Crisis: Connect and Tell Your Story

Philanthropy’s Role in Reopening Your Doors After COVID-19

Guiding Your Team in Tackling Complex Issues

Keep Your Fundraising Team Engaged During Social Distancing

The CARES Act and Your Donors: The Potential Impact on Giving

COVID-19: Historical Giving Data and What to Do Today

COVID-19: Philanthropy in a Changing Landscape

Leaving a Legacy – 3 practical implications for planned giving

Using Data to Focus Your Major Gift Efforts

Giving USA 2019: Implications for Religious Organizations

Leading for Change: Onboarding the next generation of nonprofit leaders

Giving USA 2019: Implications for Healthcare

Giving USA 2019: Implications for Higher Education

Maximizing Volunteer Engagement

Running a Campaign Today: What You Need to Know for Success

Leadership and the Future of Philanthropy

Giving USA Reports a Strong but Complex Year for 2018 Giving

Seeking Big Gifts: Steps to build your major gifts fundraising program

Are You Taking Advantage of Challenge Gifts in fundraising?

A Quarter-Century Empowering Nonprofits

Honoring a Leader in our Profession

Required Reading for Running a Campaign

Top 5 Things for Nonprofits to Know in 2019 About Tax Law Changes

Need to Expand Your Donor Base? Start from within and work outward

Giving USA 2018: Implications for Human Services Nonprofits

High Net Worth Donors Have Increased Giving Amounts Since 2015

How to Use Prospect Research in Your Major Gift Fundraising

Giving USA 2018:   Implications for Religion

Missed Connection: 6 common nonprofit communication failures

Giving USA 2018: Implications for Healthcare

EXPLORING THE Evolution of WORKPLACE PHILANTHROPY

Defining Campaign Success: Using a campaign to grow major gift donors

Giving USA 2018: Implications for Higher Ed

Getting the Most Out of Board Retreats: 7 Best Practices

Giving USA Reports U.S. Giving Tops $400 Billion in 2017

Giving Trends in America Highlight Need for National Conversation

How Women and Men Approach Impact Investing

Create a Development Plan to Guide your Fundraising Efforts

Establish a Plan Early for Counting Planned Gifts in a Campaign

New Research Shows Benefits of Diversity on Nonprofit Boards 

Good Stewardship is the Key to Donor Retention

Giving to Religion - A Leader in  Charitable Giving

Understanding the Tax Law Changes and the Implications for Charitable Giving

Help Donors Do More with Their Nest Egg – Tax-Free Charitable IRA Rollovers

Introducing “Generosity For Life” – How U.S. Philanthropy is Changing

Five Questions a Feasibility Study Should Answer

Important Considerations for Establishing Major Gift Metrics

Giving USA 2017: Implications for Healthcare

Giving USA 2017: Implications for Higher Education

Attracting and Retaining Good Fundraising Talent

Giving USA Indicates Growth in Philanthropy Across All Nonprofit Sectors

How Does Your Fundraising Measure Up? Improve Performance with a Development Audit

Teaching Our Children to Give: Passing Down Our Philanthropic Values to Gen Z

Developing Your Fundraising ‘Swing’: Lessons Learned from Rowing

Understanding Baby Boomer Donors and their Giving Preferences

Maximizing Major Gift Fundraising

Donor Data: 4 Strategies to Maximize Your Fundraising

3 Philanthropic Trends Driving Fundraising in 2017

Shifting Patterns in Giving Show Importance of Women Donors

Year-End Giving and the Election's Impact on Fundraising

Giving USA 2016: Fundraising Implications for Giving to Religion

High Net Worth Donors and Their Impact on Major Gift Fundraising

Fundraising Best Practice - The Magic of Vision as a Catalyst

Giving USA 2016 and the Implications for Healthcare Fundraising

Using Nonprofit Storytelling to Communicate Impact

Giving USA 2016 and the Implications for Higher Education Advancement

Women's Philanthropy: Creating a Connection Drives Giving to Women and Girls

Approach Donors Holistically: Integrate Planned and Major Gifts

7 Tips to Keep Momentum During a Capital Campaign

Identifying Major Gift Donors: 6 Prospect Research Data Types to Study

Building a Systematic Approach to Major Gifts Fundraising

Three Techniques for Converting Members to Donors

Giving USA 2016 Shows Stable Growth for Philanthropy Amidst Disruptions

Creating a Women’s Philanthropy Group Engages Women Donors

5 Key Steps for Capital Campaign Planning

Gen X Giving - Effective Fundraising Strategies for Gen X Donors

Taking the Fear Out of Board Fundraising with Board Training

3 Steps to Creating a Stronger Board Fundraising Culture

Gain Insight and Clarity with a Development Assessment

Women, Presidential Politics, and Philanthropy – the role of women donors and voters

Best Feasibility Study Questions to Generate Authentic Donor Feedback

Using Events for Donor Cultivation & Stewardship

Using Naming Rights in Fundraising

8 Philanthropy Trends to Watch in 2016

Permanent Charitable IRA Rollover a Great Planning Tool for Some Donors

Trends in Endowment Fundraising Campaigns: 5 Key Implications

Four Keys to An Effective Feasibility Study

Making Your Nonprofit Stand Out in an Attention Economy

Recent Capital Campaign Trends in Education

Engage and Celebrate Generosity on #GivingTuesday

8 Best Practices for Fundraising Campaign Success

Feasibility Study Best Practice: Enhance Your Study with Broader Input

Feasibility Study Best Practice - Appoint an Advisory Committee

JGA Adds Major and Planned Giving Expert to Team

The “Art” of the Donor Qualification Visit

Fundraising to Pay Off Nonprofit Debt

Donor-Advised Funds: What Nonprofits Should Know

Hiring a VP for Advancement? 8 early indicators for success

2 Crucial Elements Influence Capital Campaign Success

Is Your Development Operation Road-Worthy? Time to Assess

Record High US Charitable Giving Grows for Fifth Straight Year

Time for Boards to Tackle Nonprofit Leadership Transition Planning is Now

Developing the Next Gen of High-Net-Worth Donors

The President’s Role in a Campaign: 10 Key Responsibilities

Keys to a Master Fundraiser’s Success

Defining Greatness in Fundraising

5 Keys to Using Storytelling in Fundraising

Critical Role of Gift Policies

Motivations for Giving - A Personal Choice

3 Key Communication Elements Every Nonprofit Should Maximize

What Events CAN’T Do for Your Development Program

Developing Your Case for Support — Preparation is Everything!

Declining Alumni Giving: What’s happening? Why is it happening? And, what can we do about it?

Set New Employees Up to Succeed

Hot Trend for 2015 is to G-I-V-E

Impact of #GivingTuesday Spotlights Year-End Giving Growth

Past Donors: Gems Hiding in Plain Sight

Are You Ready for a Campaign Feasibility Study?

Happy New Year! Is Your Development Operation Ready for 2015?

Giving USA 2014: Implications for Higher Education

Role Play the Donor Relationship, Not Just the Ask

Have You Hugged Your Donors Lately? A Lesson in Stewardship from Dogs

Women Give 2014: The Latest Research on Women’s Philanthropic Giving Patterns

Charitable Registrations -- Are You In Compliance?

Solicitation Tips for Your Board

Importance of Grateful Patient Fundraising Programs

Useful Fundraising Metrics I Wish I Had Known Then

Generational Giving Preferences

Nonprofit Salary Report Provides Insight on Staff Retention Challenges

New Approach to Leadership Training

Critical Role of Unrestricted Giving

Importance of Financial Projections for Nonprofits

Recognizing One of the Very Best

3 Key Factors to Create a Culture of Philanthropy

The Ice Bucket Challenge

Mapping Your Organization's Future with a Strategic Plan

The Impact of Suggesting a Donation Amount

Overcoming Resistance

Elements of a Successful Parent Fundraising Program

Growth in Individual Giving Highlights Need for Major Gift Checkup

In Memoriam -- Kris Kindelsperger

Teaching, Preaching, and Modeling Faith and Giving

Preparing for Strategic Planning

Encouraging News in the Latest Giving USA Report

Why Are Good Gift Officers Hard to Find?

Asking: The Heart of Fundraising is Being Fearless

Top Philanthropic Trends

5 Tips for Conducting Feasibility Interviews

Is Your Nonprofit Investment-Worthy?

Vision and Leadership are Key to Advancing HOPE

3 Keys to Investment-Level Gifts

4 Keys to Engaging Women as Leaders and Donors

Asking: The Value of Questions

JGA Celebrates 20 Years Serving Philanthropy

Are You Investing Enough in Your Hospital Foundation?

Key Elements to a Successful Day of Giving Campaign

3 Keys to Successful Gift Solicitation

Getting Your Board Engaged Beyond Fundraising

CAE Reports Record Giving to Colleges and Universities in 2013

Using Wealth Screening as a Campaign Tool

Leading by Example

Engaging the Board in Fundraising

Are you Fundraising to Stay Alive or Fundraising for Sustainability?

Telling the Story of #WomenLeading Philanthropy

The Joy of Giving

Are You Million Dollar Ready?

The Art of Funding Science at Liberal Arts Schools

Using Student Organizations to Engage Younger Donors

Could your Facebook likes be costing you donations?

Lead Donors will Make or Break Your Campaign

Implement a Generational Fundraising Strategy

Generational Philanthropy

Art in Practice: The Feasibility Study Interview

The Role of HIPAA in Building a Grateful Patient Program

Here come the future donors!

Strong Stewardship is the Foundation of Effective Fundraising

3 Ways to Promote Your Nonprofit Cause on Twitter

Startling Drop in Alumni Giving

The Mechanics of a Feasibility Study

Fundraising for the Mundane

Lead Donors Are Crucial for Campaign Success

Taking Stock of Philanthropic Trends

Setting Your Development Staff Up for Success

The Overhead Myth

Giving Grows in 2012

Whistling in the Dark Before a Campaign

Listening to Donors

30 Years Ago . . .

Confessions of an Alumni Non-donor

Fundraising's Cart and Horse

The Ministry of Fundraising

Will "shaking up the development office curb turnover?"

Equipping Your Volunteers for Success

A Call for Sound Investment in Nonprofits