Fundraising Stories

Tuesday, December 6, 2005
Of the many roles Sam Duncan has played during his career, two have been administrator and superintendent.  Last year, he was asked to switch gears and work with a foundation that had been...
Tuesday, December 6, 2005
Several years ago, I started a “Work-a-Thon” in my school. Teams of 4th through 12th graders raked leaves and washed windows, helping the local elderly and the disabled prepare their homes for winter...
Thursday, December 1, 2005
For most organizations, resources have been focused on annual giving and in some cases major gifts.  Many nonprofit organizations, especially small ones, do not even try to begin a basic wills or...
Monday, October 24, 2005
This article was originally published in the Grand Island Senior High "Islander," on September 17, 2004.By Betsey Stehlik It has been said that “some individuals dream of great accomplishments, while...
Monday, October 10, 2005
It is no secret that there will be an upcoming transfer of wealth from the “silent” generation to the “Baby Boomer” generation.  This is part of what drives Barb Bartle’s passion throughout her work...
Monday, October 10, 2005
Although major gift contributors are essential to successful fundraising they are often pursued like prospects with considerably less gift potential.  I call that fishing for minnows when there are...
Friday, September 30, 2005
Sep 30, 2005Ask Terry Eisenberg how her passion for fundraising for the Alhambra School District in Phoenix, Arizona originated, and her response is simple. "These kids aren't even aware there is...