MPW Strategies BlogBlog posts on philanthropic fundraising by Matt Wasserman and John Pepperdine.
Why do most nonprofits raise fewer major gifts (relative to size, mission, etc.) than hospitals and big universities? Simple, they don't know how. They don't know the process of major gift work. Smaller, less established non-profits have missions, clients, causes,...read more
Stop Looking at Your Neighbor’s Lawn. Just too many nonprofits think the grass is greener with someone else's mission, donors, or . . . fill in the blank. Not true, most of the time. Let me share a brief story about this kind of unwarranted envy. When I was advising...read more
As the philanthropic market continues to evolve, organizations are facing numerous obstacles to meeting their mission and vision. Raising funds has become much more complex and competitive, and donors are demanding increased impact and accountability. A new age of...read more