You meet the coolest people in airports!

Caught up with Georgia’s Representative John Lewis on the train at the airport in Atlanta last week.

We had a bit of a train ride from the B gates to the F gates (and if you fly in or out of ATL, you know that’s a decent trip!), and Rep. Lewis was kind enough to let me bend his ear about the condition of people living in poverty across the U.S. We spoke briefly about how federal policy impacts people in the lowest economic classes in the country, and I asked him to keep fighting for those who have the least. I was encouraged by how humble and kind he is, and how willing he was to have this conversation!

Middle & Major Donor Fundraising Success for Social Service Orgs

Mel Trotter Ministries raises nearly $1 million in six weeks!

As an adviser to 60+ nonprofits across the U.S. and Canada, one of the most frequent questions I get asked is, how can we better engage our middle and major donors through direct response to generate more revenue and deepen our relationships? This is a question that my good friend, Dennis Van Kampen, President/CEO at […]

We’re ending hunger in Eastern MA!

It’s always a good day for #fundraising and #endinghunger when I get to spend the day developing fundraising and communications strategy with my friend Suzanne Battit at The Greater Boston Food Bank.

GBFB does amazing work in the fight against hunger in Eastern Massachusetts, and I’m honored to play a small part in that.

Andrew’s top posts of 2016

The best of fundraising & leadership all in one place

As 2016 comes to a close and I look to 2017, I¬†took some time to reflect on this blog. I love helping nonprofit leaders and fundraisers more effectively lead their organizations and raise massive amounts of money to fund their causes. That’s why I host this blog and share my insights on our sector. In […]

The success of middle and major donor direct response campaigns

I’ve just reviewed results from three middle/major donor integrated direct response fundraising campaigns that my teams managed for various social service organizations over the last year. The numbers are astonishing! We’ll get to those in a second. First, I want to share some of the negative myths we’ve dealt with around these campaigns, and why […]