January 25, 2021
January 22, 2021

Being a Successful Fundraiser in 2021

I have an obsession. I love defining what makes a fundraiser successful, bottling it, and using it to empower nonprofit professionals and volunteers. I’m obsessed with helping them become more productive in securing gifts to advance the charities and good causes they’re so passionate about. I enjoyed being a higher education fundraiser for about 25 years. I had the privilege of working closely with business and community leaders who were absolutely fearless in virtually everything […]
December 12, 2020
Zooming Major Gifts Jim Eskin

Zooming Major Gifts – Jim Eskin

Zooming Major Gifts – Jim Eskin is a veteran fundraiser’s take on the new world of virtual one-on-one asks. Here’s what Jim has to share: I’ve long insisted that superior listening skills were close to, if not at the top of, the list of essential attributes of a great fundraiser. This might surprise some people, who assume the most important skills needs are a silver tongue and powers of persuasion. But in my 25 years […]
November 4, 2020
inside charity post election thank you

Inside Charity Post Election Thank You

Inside Charity Post Election Thank You celebrates the unity, civility and kindness that characterizes the nonprofit sector. Inside Charity steers clear of the political arena and commenting on political parties and candidates. Conversely, we enthusiastically encourage everyone, no matter their beliefs, to actively participate in our democratic system of self-government. We’re grateful for the unprecedented way the American people embraced their most cherished privilege of all in the 2020 election — voting
June 12, 2020
Jim Eskin Board Fundraising COVID-19

Jim Eskin Says, “Board Fundraising is Now a Necessity”

Jim Eskin Says, “Board Fundraising is Now a Necessity” is veteran fundraisers Jim Eskin’s take on the roles of nonprofit boards in the era of COVID-19. Here’s what he has to share: When my wife Andrea and I launched Eskin Fundraising Training June 1, 2018, our motivation was to combine two passions: Empower non-profit board members, volunteers and staff to overcome the fear of asking for gifts, and to venture out on my own. I […]