Entries by John Taylor

How Annual Giving and Advancement Services Can Work Together to Make Digital Fundraising Successful

John Taylor is an Advancement Services expert, educator, speaker, and consultant. He formed one of the largest Advancement-related listserves in the world, FundSvcs, now with over 3,100 subscribers. He has spoken at hundreds of conferences across the country, receiving the CASE Crystal Apple Award for outstanding teaching. He is the founder and former President of the […]

How I Learned to Love Crowdfunding: 4 Keys to Doing it Right

John Taylor is a crowdfunding expert, educator, speaker, and advancement consultant. He is an Industry Advisor at Community Funded where he participates in developing best practices, advising new product development, and helping platform administrators achieve their fundraising goals. A mere 7 years ago I thought that Crowdfunding was the next worst thing to hit higher education, second […]

Day of Giving or Day of Pain?

In the interest of full disclosure, I grew up in the world of Advancement Services. You know, the “back office.” The “support staff.” The “we’ll dump more admin stuff on them because they have the time since they aren’t out there raising money.” Ya, that Advancement Services. You should remember that if it weren’t for […]