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Why Millennials Don't Put Money In The Church Offering Plate

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 03.22.2015 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

Luxury shoppers in the Millennial generation have been given a label by the retail industry: HENRY, meaning "High Earner, Not Rich Yet."

Why Fundraising Matters in Higher Education

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 10.15.2014 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

The news over the summer that Bethany College had reached the $47 million mark in gifts and pledges during our current $52 million capital campaign wa...

Likely vs. Able

Michael Kaiser | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The fact that people once came to a gala, made a modest contribution or attended a performance -- and happen to have a great deal of discretionary funds -- does not make them strong prospects for a capital campaign.

Hard Questions Every Nonprofit Must Ask

Nell Edgington | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Nell Edgington

It is critically important that we move away from an unwritten rule that "charities" are doing good things that shouldn't be questioned, to a place where nonprofits are continually asking themselves whether they are making the most effective use of resources and providing real solutions.

The Arts and the Edifice Complex

Michael Kaiser | Posted 07.20.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The situation facing the Nashville Symphony is sad and frustrating. Unfortunately, it is also not atypical. Symphony officials recently announced that it would default on the bonds for its performance hall -- the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Donor Fatigue

Michael Kaiser | Posted 11.10.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Some believe that donor fatigue is an inevitable consequence of long-term involvement with an arts organization, or other not-for-profit venture, and that these organizations must be prepared to replace their major donors regularly. I do not agree. I do not believe donor fatigue is inevitable.