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14 Must-Know Facts About Fundraising, Social Media, and Mobile Technology

Online fundraising is rapidly rising, especially on mobile devices. If you haven't already adopted a mobile-first approach to online communications and fundraising, use the data from this report to help convince your executive staff and board that a mobile-compatible website should be high on their priority list. Crowdfunding, peer-to-peer fundraising, monthly giving, and email fundraising is also proving to be effective.

Schooled in Giving

Want to improve your student philanthropy program? A new global survey reveals surprising trends and best practices.

Engage Students Now To Become Lifelong Donors

A joint global survey focused on development and alumni relations professionals at higher education institutions of every type to gather perspectives and best practices on a critical but often neglected area: student philanthropy. Click through to read more about what the results of the survey revealed about student philanthropy.

Did You Know About the Foundation Center?

One of the best (and local!) resources available to fundraisers, board members, corporate and foundation relations officers, development officers, and more is the Foundation Center. Are you taking advantage of it?

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