The two big trends in fundraising today

Fundraising is Beautiful Podcast

For the second installment of our new State of Fundraising series of podcasts, we interview Bill Jacobs of Grizzard, whom you can frequently read at Grizzard’s Blog. Bill talks about two massive changes that are hitting the fundraising industry: The arrival of Boomers in their prime giving years and the way donors now respond to our fundraising as they please — not necessarily in the ways we want them to. (Up to a third of response to direct mail comes in through channels other than mail!) If we don’t respond to these huge and growing trends, we are in deep trouble in the coming years.


Steven Screen is Co-Founder of The Better Fundraising Company and lead author of its blog. With over 25 years' fundraising experience, he gets energized by helping organizations understand how they can raise more money. He’s a second-generation fundraiser, a past winner of the Direct Mail Package of the Year, and data-driven.

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