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What Will We Carry Forward?

With more than three million people in the U.S. being vaccinated every day , we’re beginning to see the light at the end of this long Covid-19 tunnel. CFA President Paul Johnson explores some of the adaptations and lessons that fundraising professionals will want to consider and carry forward.


Cultivating Major Gifts in Challenging Times

The highest priority for any development officer, of course, is nurturing relationships with an organization’s most significant donors and prospects. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to create economic and social challenges, gift officers are taking a fresh look at these relationships. They want to be sure they are connecting in a meaningful way while also being sensitive to donors’ changing circumstances

Our Commitment to Impacting Change

Beyond the tumult of the past two weeks, we do not want to lose sight of the primary issue at hand: the gaping inequality in the legal, economic, medical, educational, and social treatment afforded white people versus people of color. 

Why Your Next Major Gift is a Well-Stewarded One

Have you ever had the sinking feeling that you could have done more to thank a donor and share with them the impact of their gift? Do you ever get to your internal deadline—the end of year or the public phase of a major campaign—and wonder why you haven’t heard from a tried-and-true donor?