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Hands-On Fundraising

Mary Cahalane’s blog focuses on a “hands-on” approach to fundraising which includes great communications, sensible planning, and strong donor relationships. She shares resources to help organizations get even better.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The go-to blog for non-profit fundraising and management resources.

Showcase of Fundraising Innovation and Inspiration

If you are looking for fundraising case studies to learn from, the SOFII blog is for you! It offers the best fundraising resources and innovation inspiration from around the globe.

Asking Matters

An important part of fundraising is actually ASKING! Brian Saber, president of Asking Matters, has created a resource for every nonprofit out there, motivating and training material to help take every organization to the next level.

Fired-Up Fundraising

Gail Perry‘s blog brings cutting-edge fundraising strategies and new tools to its readers. Content produced with the goal of making fundraising more successful and more fun. With a special focus on major donors and capital campaigns!

Beth Ann Locke’s Blog

Beth is all about donor-centric fundraising and sharing resources that re-inspire philanthropists. Fundraising tips “with a heart”.

Future Fundraising Now

A blog with resources centered around donors. For fundraising professionals who understand that philanthropy is a “number-driven science and a heart-driven art.”

Ignited Fundraising

Lori Jacobwith shares tips on donor engagement and communication. Be prepared for your fundraising passion to be reignited!

The Big Fundraising Ideas Blog

Discover the latest fundraising trends for elementary, middle, and high-school fundraisers. Helpful tips and practical solutions for your next fundraising event.

The Story-Telling Nonprofit Blog

Vanessa Chase Lockshin shares with fundraisers the art of telling a great story. Resources and tips to help nonprofits impact their donors in a new way.


The premier nonprofit resource for trends, best practices, and need-to-know news. Get ready to engage!

Kivi’s Nonprofit Communication Blog

For nonprofit organizations looking to better donor communication. Kivi is a “do-it-yourself” non-profit marketer sharing resources to motivate fundraisers.

The Fundraising Authority

Helping nonprofits fund work that really matters. Offering professional tools and information to charitable organizations, of all sizes, from around the globe.

Wild Women Fundraising

For every nonprofit leader looking to enhance their fundraising strategies. Also, tips from the Wild Woman of Fundraising herself, on how to take YOUR professional fundraising career to the next level.

GuideStar: Blog

A mixture of the latest industry trends and updates, with fundraising resources for every non-profit professional.

101 Fundraising Crowdblog

A collection of crowdfunding resources and best fundraising knowledge from experts around the globe.

Ken Burnett’s Blog

Stories about fundraising, the donor experience and the meaning of life.

Beth’s Blog

Beth Kanter writes about the social media influence on nonprofit fundraising. One of the longest-running and most popular nonprofit blogs, full of techniques for every nonprofit professional.

Network for Good Blog

Tips and key content to make every nonprofit fundraiser and marketer better.

The Fundraising Coach

A collection of resources to inspire every fundraiser to raise money for their nonprofit organizations.

Pamela Grow Blog

Strategy advice directed towards smaller fundraising operations.


A pathway to passionate philanthropy. From Claire herself, “Philanthropy, not fundraising. Passionate, not forgettable.” 

Veritus Group’s Passionate Giving Blog

Resources and ideas for major donor fundraising. Helping YOU change the world and making YOU successful in major gift fundraising.

Not Your Father’s Charity Blog

A blog focusing on branding, development, leadership, and news with the added bonus of free resources written by Wayne Elsey himself.

Wild Apricot Blog

Fundraising strategies with a special focus on membership organizations.

The TechSoup Blog

A resource for nonprofit professionals focused on the technology aspect of fundraising.

The Selfish Giving Blog

Joe Waters is showing nonprofits and businesses how to raise money in a win-win way for both sides. Resources to ensure good partnerships, which can make all of the difference.

The Non-Profit Times Blog

The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management. Bringing together nonprofit news with industry updates.

JustGiving Blog

General fundraising tips from various non-profit authors.

CauseVox Blog

Resources focused on online giving and strategies for non-profit crowdfunding.

Katie Haystead

Katie Haystead

Senior Vice President, Partnerships

With over a decade of experience working with K12 schools and higher education institutions’ fundraising efforts, Katie Haystead now oversees the partnerships team at Community Funded. Her passion for partner success and satisfaction aligns with Community Funded’s priorities and Katie’s unique background is well suited to manage the day to day operations of our partnerships team as well as new market acquisition.

Prior to joining the team at Community Funded, Katie served many roles within the Fundraising Division at Ruffalo Noel Levitz. Her experience ranges from working onsite and remotely with clients executing phonathon programs, developing annual giving strategies, onsite consultations and also developing multichannel strategies allowing for strong synergy between annual giving channels and creating strong major and planned gift pipelines.

Katie is based in Metro Detroit and is a graduate of Central Michigan University, where she worked for the phonathon for 3 years while working towards her History Major.

Kim Jennings

Kim Jennings

Senior Generosity Strategist, Generis

Kim Jennings, CFRE is a skilled fundraising leader who believes in the power of Christian education to raise up thoughtful, strong, committed leaders who can make our world a better place for all.

Kim Jennings

Todd Turner

Director of Digital Strategies, Generis

In addition to his 11 years overseeing Chuck Swindoll’s Insight Living Ministries communications department, Todd Turner has worked as a digital strategist for faith based organizations across the globe..

Kim Jennings

Jennifer Perrow

Senior Generosity Strategist, Generis

Jennifer is a skilled fundraising and communications professional who helps ministries articulate vision, communicate mission, and raise abundant funds to advance Kingdom priorities.