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To guide your major gift team as they navigate uncertainty, we compiled an article collection that explores how to make the most of the four pillars of major gift fundraising—Leadership, Staff & Systems, Case for Support, and Donor Engagement—in times of crisis.

If your organization is navigating a challenging situation, we know now more than ever is the time to stick to your mission and implement best practices. In this collection, we share strategies to help build relationships, leverage donor data, tweak donor communications, and retain high-performing fundraisers.

Download the article collection.

Fundraising Tips, Campbell & Company Research Findings, Fundraising


COVID-19 has challenged nonprofits like never before—and nonprofits have risen to the occasion in their own unique ways.

In this podcast series, we explore how nonprofits are adapting their fundraising strategies to a difficult moment. We sat down (virtually, of course) with leaders from across the sector to hear what they have been doing and what they have learned. Follow us as we discover strategies that have helped a diverse array of organizations survive and thrive during a challenging time. 

Our fifth episode features Campbell & Company Vice President and Director, East Region Christina Yoon, PhD speaking with Bruce Lederman, President and Chief Executive Officer for Charles E. Smith Life Communities.

Fundraising Tips, Fundraising, Podcast, Blog

So you’ve heard gift tables are an essential fundraising planning tool…but they require MATH?! You ask yourself: are they really that useful? Yes! A gift table that’s properly set up will show you everything you need to know about your campaign at a glance.

And while there may be more math involved in building the table than in anything you’ve done since high school, it’s a surprisingly simple process—half an hour in any spreadsheet software will get you most of the way there.

Before you get intimidated by gift table math and logic, take a look at two resources our team developed: a guide to creating gift tables and an Excel workbook with gift table examples.

Download the guide and Excel workbook.

Fundraising Tips, Campbell & Company Research Findings, Fundraising, Beam Insights


COVID-19 has challenged nonprofits like never before—and nonprofits have risen to the occasion in their own unique ways.

In this podcast series, we explore how nonprofits are adapting their fundraising strategies to a difficult moment. We sat down (virtually, of course) with leaders from across the sector to hear what they have been doing and what they have learned. Follow us as we discover strategies that have helped a diverse array of organizations survive and thrive during a challenging time. 

Our fourth episode features Campbell & Company Vice President and Director, East Region Christina Yoon, PhD speaking with Jenn Brunner, Director of Advancement for the Children's Science Center.

Fundraising Tips, Fundraising, Podcast, Blog

The state of the world has made us want to connect with more of you, more often. For the rest of 2020, the Campbell & Company Communications team is sharing a new article every week that explores a topic in case development and fundraising communications, drawn from our work.

Whether it’s thinking about how to approach fundraising communications against the backdrop of current events or tackling an evergreen challenge we see time and time again in nonprofits across the sector, these articles focus on practical tips to empower fundraising leaders in their day-to-day work. Subscribe to the series here.


Whatever your fundraising plans for 2020 were, they probably didn’t involve this much videoconferencing. Today, many nonprofits are struggling with how best to continue cultivating and developing their most valuable donor relationships without in-person contacts…yet the show must go on!

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COVID-19 has challenged nonprofits like never before—and nonprofits have risen to the occasion in their own unique ways.

In this podcast series, we explore how nonprofits are adapting their fundraising strategies to a difficult moment. We sat down (virtually, of course) with leaders from across the sector to hear what they have been doing and what they have learned. Follow us as we discover strategies that have helped a diverse array of organizations survive and thrive during a challenging time. 

Our third episode features Campbell & Company Consultant Kelsey Nelson speaking with Christy Prassas, Vice President of Development and External Relations of The Night Ministry.

Fundraising Tips, Fundraising, Podcast, Blog

COVID-19 has challenged nonprofits like never before—and nonprofits have risen to the occasion in their own unique ways.

In this podcast series, we explore how nonprofits are adapting their fundraising strategies to a difficult moment. We sat down (virtually, of course) with leaders from across the sector to hear what they have been doing and what they have learned. Follow us as we discover strategies that have helped a diverse array of organizations survive and thrive during a challenging time. 

Our second episode features Campbell & Company Vice President Melissa Berliner speaking with PJ Powers, Artistic Director of TimeLine Theatre Company.

Fundraising Tips, Fundraising, Podcast, Blog

Qualification—the active dialogue with a prospect that helps you better understand their capacity, linkage, interest, and inclination to support your organization—is an increasingly important component of an effective fundraising program.

But despite its inherent value, few organizations dedicate the time and resources to create a qualification program—or implement qualification activities—grounded in best practices. To address this gap, Campbell & Company spoke with organizations across sectors with a range of qualification experience and practices. 

Download Qualifying Donors, a research study. 

Fundraising Tips, Campbell & Company Research Findings, Fundraising

COVID-19 has challenged nonprofits like never before—and nonprofits have risen to the occasion in their own unique ways.

In this podcast series, we explore how nonprofits are adapting their fundraising strategies to a difficult moment. We sat down (virtually, of course) with leaders from across the sector to hear what they have been doing and what they have learned. Follow us as we discover strategies that have helped a diverse array of organizations survive and thrive during a challenging time. 

Our first episode features Campbell & Company Senior Consultant Elizabeth Suffredin Boyle speaking with Josh Hale, President and CEO of Big Shoulders Fund.

Fundraising Tips, Fundraising, Podcast, Blog

As we inch closer to the end of the year, it's time to start thinking about GivingTuesday. To this end, we published advice to help you navigate GivingTuesday during the COVID-19 pandemic. We're also re-releasing our Comprehensive Guide to GivingTuesday to give you 360° planning support ahead of the big day.

Download our Comprehensive Guide to GivingTuesday.

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