November 28, 2022
November 24, 2018

Major Gifts Fundraising: 10 Ways To Improve Your “Ask”

Major Gifts Fundraising: 10 Ways To Improve Your “Ask” – Jim Eskin. After a fulfilling career in higher education advancement — including the last nine years heading the local community college foundation — I was ready to pursue a lifelong dream to VENTURE OUT ON MY OWN. Over the past several years I was spending more and more weekends training nonprofit board members and volunteers on the art and science of fundraising … and loving […]
September 7, 2019

Major Gift – How Do You Quantify One?

Intuitively, we all know what a major gift is: It’s simply the top stratum of charitable gifts received by your nonprofit organization. The relative impact of any gift depends on an organization’s mission, operating budget, community, and fundraising base, but what does the overall fundraising landscape look like when it comes to size of donations? To answer this question, the Major Gifts Fundraising Benchmark Study contacted more than 600 organizations in 2017 and learned that: […]
April 24, 2022

Unrestricted Major Gifts Are Charities’ Best Friends – Jim Eskin

Unrestricted Major Gifts Are Charities’ Best Friends is Jim Eskin’s take on the importance of nonprofit cashflow. Here’s what Eskin has to share: In addition to record-setting philanthropy, one of the more encouraging trends we’ve witnessed over the last few years in response to the pandemic is funders letting non-profits and recipients of their generosity decide how money can be best spent. This has long been known as unrestricted giving. For various reasons, non-profits — including […]