In this excerpt from an edited volume, Aimée Laramore describes the difficulties of the diverse economic problems facing congregations — and the opportunities that adapting to them could provide.
Melissa Spas: How do you fundraise and ask for major gifts? Don't pitch. Nurture relationships first.
Fundraising is about forming relationships, sharing the mission of your organization, and inviting others to participate, writes the managing director for the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving.
The head of the Ford Foundation discusses his philosophy of philanthropy, proximity and social justice, including the role faith communities and their leaders should play.
The biggest names are not always the best choices when it comes to a successful grant application. Look locally and talk to the people who know your community and what works in your context.
By fundraising and buying the medical debt of strangers, a group of Chicago congregations and the nonprofit RIP Medical Debt bring relief during the holiday season.
Before submitting a grant proposal, consider whether it is the right grant for the right organization at the right time, writes Leadership Education’s managing director of grants.
With over 15 years engaging in “social justice philanthropy,” an author and member of the Lumbee Tribe encourages faith communities to revitalize the ways that they approach money, wealth and philanthropy.
A foundation in Connecticut brings people together across the public, private and nonprofit sectors to close the “opportunity gap,” says the president and CEO.
Being born in South Africa, growing up in segregated St. Louis and going to divinity school have all influenced the Ford Foundation executive vice president for program, who works to combat inequality.
In her lifetime, Margaret A. Cargill gave away money anonymously and spontaneously. In this interview, Christy Morse, CEO of the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, talks about carrying on her legacy.
In reading the annual Gates letter, a theologian wonders: Is there a way to acknowledge the pessimists’ accurate rendering of reality and still retain an optimistic rendering of the future?