High school and college students have raised more than $300 million “For the Kids” at 170 children’s hospitals across North America since 1991. They achieved this one dance step at a time, often standing and dancing up to 36 hours at a stretch, raising funds primarily through P2P requests (peer-to-peer). This two-minute video encapsulates the… Read more »
Empathy, self-care, and fundraising during COVID-19
By Janice Gow Pettey, Ed.D. Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can. -John Wesley (attrib.) In less than four months,… Read more »
Gender differences in major gifts: Can clues about fundraiser empathy in contact reports provide insight?
By Maarten Bout Contact reports are the unsung heroes of the fundraising process. Short summaries written by fundraisers about their interactions with donors, they function like a diary, and together they form a record of the long-term relationships between the organization and its donors. Last year, Dr. Sara Konrath and I read 572 fundraiser contact… Read more »
You may have heard of a new app hitting the market in the last nine months – the Random App of Kindness, or RAKi. The app focuses on building empathy among children and teenagers ages 10-17 through a series of nine, evidence-based and scientifically tested mini-games that work to build and encourage empathy. What was… Read more »