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Why Every Organization Needs a Major Gifts Program (And Where to Start)

Whether you’re in a small or mid sized organization, or part of a development team of one or 25, you are probably raising major gifts. But let me take a step back and address some common questions that I hear about major gifts.

Nora Hennessy
April 26, 2023

6 Benefits of Hiring an Interim Leader During a Leadership Gap

Here are 6 reasons why your organization could benefit from interim leadership...

Judy Rosen
February 1, 2023

Sharing Salary on Job Postings is No Longer Optional

3 Reasons You Need to Put a Salary Range on Job Postings 

Jamie Perry
November 28, 2022

4 Ways to Help Your Board Be Better Ambassadors for Your Organization

We ask a lot of our board members, and we can’t expect them to succeed without the proper tools. One way to support their success is to focus on how board members can support your work in addition to donating—building relationships, opening doors, stewarding your current donors. 

Renee Davis
June 25, 2022

Why Nonprofit Professionals Leave Their Jobs--and What You Can Do About It

Lisa Tarshis
September 23, 2021

4 Reasons To Do Strategic Planning Before a Capital Campaign

Lisa Tylke

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4 Strategies for an Effective Stay Interview

Laura Knisley
November 14, 2023

Fundraising During Times of Crisis: Should My Nonprofit Keep Fundraising During the Israel-Hamas War?

Jamie Klobuchar
October 13, 2023

CEO/President Amy Schiffman's Advice for Aspiring Women Business-Owners

Happy Women’s Small Business Month!!

Amy Schiffman
October 5, 2023

Exploring the 2023 Giving USA Report: Navigating a Changing Philanthropic Landscape

Erika Moczulewski
July 13, 2023

4 Ways AI Helps Innovate the Nonprofit Sector

AI is here to stay and has the potential to revolutionize the nonprofit sector by automating routine tasks and freeing up more time for delivering high-quality programs and services to those who need them most. In this article, I want to share some tangible ways that AI can help your nonprofit optimize your data analysis, donor management, fundraising, and program delivery.

Katie Wilson, Digital Marketing Manager, StratusLIVE
May 11, 2023

Why Every Organization Needs a Major Gifts Program (And Where to Start)

Whether you’re in a small or mid sized organization, or part of a development team of one or 25, you are probably raising major gifts. But let me take a step back and address some common questions that I hear about major gifts.

Nora Hennessy
April 26, 2023

8 Best Practices for a Stronger Job Interview Process at Your Nonprofit

Check out these 8 best practices that will help your interviews go more smoothly than ever–and help you find a candidate who is a best fit for your organization.

Kal Marcus
April 4, 2023

Evolved Onboarding: Make Your New Employee’s First Day Seamless

How can you prepare your organization and your new employee for a great first day of work? 

Jami Bachrad
March 8, 2023

6 Benefits of Hiring an Interim Leader During a Leadership Gap

Here are 6 reasons why your organization could benefit from interim leadership...

Judy Rosen
February 1, 2023

3 Signs of a High-Achieving Board

We all know how crucial a successful board is to a thriving organization. But many nonprofit boards struggle with a lack of engagement, communication issues, or not achieving their fundraising goals. Luckily, it’s a new year, which is a great time to set new expectations, plan more training and social opportunities, and breathe some new life into your board.

Jamie Klobuchar
January 24, 2023

What Impact Will This Unstable Financial Time Have on the Nonprofit Job Market in 2023?

We sat down with Rhonda Stephens, Evolve’s new VP of Talent Services, to hear her thoughts on what we can expect to see in the job market this year.

Dani Castonzo
January 19, 2023

Meet Senior Consultant Patricia Broughton, A Leader in DEI Work at Evolve & in her Community

Senior Consultant Patricia Broughton always wanted to make the world a better place – but she realized early on that nonprofit programming was not where her strengths lie. Her superpower is connecting people who want to change the world with those who can. As a fundraiser, this means connecting donors who have the resources and want to make a difference with the incredible staff of nonprofits doing the frontline work. 

Jamie Klobuchar
December 2, 2022

Sharing Salary on Job Postings is No Longer Optional

3 Reasons You Need to Put a Salary Range on Job Postings 

Jamie Perry
November 28, 2022

I’m Sick of Giving Tuesday - Here’s Why

Each year, the pressure is on for development staff to be the one of few lucky nonprofits that makes it ahead. This is the time of year when the board starts emailing you success stories from other nonprofits’ Giving Tuesday campaigns and asking, “Why aren’t we doing this?”

Jamie Klobuchar
October 27, 2022

6 Tips to Engage & Empower Gen Z Fundraisers (From a Gen Z Fundraiser)

Do you have questions or more to contribute to this conversation? Join us on Tuesday, October 25 at 12 PM CST for a conversation with Gen Z professionals and managers about quiet quitting and ways to best work together. 

Kal Marcus
October 12, 2022

It’s Not Too Early to Start Planning for Year-End Giving

In busy development shops, it can feel like September is too early to be thinking about year-end giving. We’re still three months out! But this is actually the perfect time to start planning for your best year-end giving yet.

Jamie Klobuchar
September 21, 2022

3 Ways to Prepare Mid-Level Professionals at Your Nonprofit for Leadership

We’ve all heard about the leadership gap in the nonprofit sector since the pandemic began. Many EDs and Directors of Development have retired, moved industries, or been recruited away by a better offer. Instead of scrambling to launch a search when your next leader transitions, I recommend that nonprofit leaders start developing this talent internally.

Jami Bachrad
August 15, 2022

5 Ways to Tackle Inflation as a Nonprofit Leader

Jamie Klobuchar
July 28, 2022

4 Ways to Help Your Board Be Better Ambassadors for Your Organization

We ask a lot of our board members, and we can’t expect them to succeed without the proper tools. One way to support their success is to focus on how board members can support your work in addition to donating—building relationships, opening doors, stewarding your current donors. 

Renee Davis
June 25, 2022

Fundraisers, You’re Not Lazy - You Need a Break

Because nonprofits are operating with fewer resources and staff, everything and everyone needs to be more efficient, more streamlined, more productive to make a bigger impact. To hit goals that are constantly growing, even when your staff is not increasing in capacity. But it doesn't need to be that way.

Dani Castonzo
May 25, 2022

Evolve’s career coach talks micromanaging bosses, switching careers, and resume boosting

Evolve recently welcomed Rhoda to lead our new nonprofit career coaching initiative and provide coaching services to our terrific clients.

Jamie Klobuchar
May 11, 2022