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Advancing Philanthropy Spring 2015

Ideas & Strategies from the Association of Fundraising Professionals


Looking at Capacity Building Differently!

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This Month's Articles:

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18 A NEW PERSPECTIVE
Nonprofits are turning their attention to strategies for rebuilding and even growing their operational capacities, and, fortunately, grant-maker support for capacity building remains strong. To earn that support, however, a nonprofit needs to be able to convince funders that it will use those funds wisely.
By Paul Lagasse

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Features

26 ASSESS AND EVALUATE
How comprehensive assessments of fundraising capacity yield much more than improved fund-development efforts
By Mary Ellen Collins

Column

4 CHAIR’S REPORT
A Unique Role in Philanthropy

Departments

6  WORTH A LOOK
Some of the latest stories and updates affecting nonprofit professionals

16 ETHICS
Protecting Your Greatest Asset
By Bill F. Faucett, Ph.D., CFRE

36 RESEARCH
Study a Lot—and Raise More!
By Melissa S. Brown

40 GIFT PLANNING [Download a PDF of this article!]
Personalized Philanthropy
By Steven L. Meyers, Ph.D.

44 COMMUNICATIONS
Integrate Your Philanthropic Communications
By Shaun G. Lynch, CFRE

48 YOUR CAREER [Download a PDF of this article!]
A Different Career Trajectory
By Stephanie Cory, CAP, CFRE

51 BEST BETS
Direct-Mail Solutions for Small Shops Doing It All
By Donald K. Rhoten, CFRE

54 WHAT’S WORKING
Restructuring for the Future
By Robin L. Cabral, CFRE

56 TECHNOLOGY
Overcoming Database Demons
By Robert Weiner

59 PROSPECT DEVELOPMENT
Prospect Research: Building a Strategic Focus
By Troy Smith

62 MANAGEMENT
Happy Campers?
By Lynda McDaniel

65 PUBLIC POLICY
Want to Meet With Members of Congress?

67 FUNDRAISERS WITHOUT BORDERS
Capacity Building for Fundraising Organizations in Mainland China
By Timothy KW Ma, JP

69 AP RESOURCES
Your Fundraising Resource Marketplace

70 ONE MORE THING

72 ONE-ON-ONE
Joy C. McKee, CFRE, ACFRE


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