Big Gifts, DAF Contributions Will Be Key to Year-End, Fundraisers Say

Lori TaborForward Thoughts

Some nonprofits are sharing blunt messages about financial woes in an effort to spur donations. By Emily Haynes December 11, 2023 Children celebrate St. Nicolas Day in Dnipro, Ukraine, on Dec. 5, as part of a program partly funded by nonprofit Project HOPE. The group is appealing to supporters with donor-advised funds in its year-end campaign.   Nonprofit fundraisers …

Preparing Your Organization For Capital Campaign Success

Lori TaborForward Thoughts

Michael Rubin, Founder and President, Michael D. Rubin & Associates, St. Louis, MO Blog post for Stocktoberfest October 18, 2023 So, you’ve got big ideas, big plans for your nonprofit. The board and staff have worked diligently on a compelling strategic plan. You have a good roadmap for the future. Among the priorities may be some special initiatives vital to …

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Jewish Family Services of St. Louis (JFS)

Michael RubinCase Studies

Jewish Family Services of St. Louis (JFS) has provided children, adults, and seniors in the St. Louis region with the supports they need to lead vibrant, healthy lives. To ensure they had the necessary resources to support…

Fundraising Campaigns Move Forward Despite Pandemic Disruption

Michael RubinForward Thoughts

From The Chronicle of Philanthropy By Emily Haynes January 12, 2021 Mennonite Economic Development Associates, an international aid charity, considered putting its long-planned fundraising campaign on ice but decided to forge ahead after talking to past donors.   In the early months of the pandemic, some fundraisers wondered whether it would be better to put their major campaigns on ice. …

Drawing Strength from Prior Crises

Michael RubinForward Thoughts

Happy to share an article just published, co-written with Head of School Cheryl Maayan, on drawing strength from prior crises. Cheryl and I worked diligently together on an independent school merger as board president and Head of School.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis

Michael RubinCase Studies

With a successful history of serving St. Louis youth at ten locations across St. Louis City and County, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis recognized a need to expand its services in the region…

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Miriam School and Academy

Michael RubinCase Studies

The Miriam School reaches over 1,000 students annually through its comprehensive services. Following a successful campaign in 2012, Miriam hired Rubin & Associates to conduct a feasibility study…