TWB Fundraising Blog

August 29, 2023

Executive Search: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Austin Seminary seeks a Vice President for Institutional Advancement to oversee its comprehensive...

September 30, 2022

Burning Man — Philanthropy in Action

Written by Amy Funk

This September, I hopped on a plane to Reno to embark on my first Burning Man event. While I...

April 26, 2022

Marklund Search: Two Fundraising Leadership Roles

Marklund is a nonprofit organization that serves individuals of all ages with severe and profound...

December 18, 2014

Senate Votes to Extend Charitable IRA Rollover

In an effort to encourage older Americans to give charitably out of their Individual Retirement...

May 17, 2013

Alumni Relations in the Age of Online Education (Part Two)

Written by Clyde Watkins

Think about it. Pretend you are a college student, registered at any given institution, taking most...

March 25, 2013

Soliciting Campaign Gifts: The Vanishing Volunteer

Written by Clyde Watkins

In the forty years I have been working in development, the past two decades as a consultant, I have...

March 4, 2013

The Power of the Fundraising Team

Written by Gene Brandt

We don't always agree! I'm not talking about my wife and I, or my 16 year old (we almost never...

February 1, 2013

Fiscal Cliff Deal Beneficial to Charitable Giving

Despite the last minute December scramble, the yearend squabbling in Congress brought good news to...

June 22, 2012

No Laughing Matter

Written by Gene Brandt

Our firm recently hosted a group of recently minted chief development officers for a one-day...

April 6, 2012

Getting to Give

Written by Gene Brandt

I am regularly reminded of a brief talk that our former pastor gave when someone new joined our...

March 8, 2012

Is this a Blog or a Rant?

Written by Gene Brandt

I’ll admit it. I tend to be a difficult donor. It’s not that I am an unusually bad person. I don’t...

January 30, 2012

2012 Philanthropy Awards

Written by Gene Brandt

I was very interested to receive information recently about this year’s recipients of the Chicago...