Meg Gardner, Blogger on 101 Fundraising

What dirty tricks lie in wait for your fundraising behind these doors?

By Meg Gardner • October 30, 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Halloween! And while I know that it’s celebrated differently and has different origins and meanings throughout the world (where it’s even celebrated at all), I’m here in the US, and here it’s a whole lot about trick-or-treating. So let’s knock on a …

Elements of effective storytelling: Empathy, action and the message

By Meg Gardner • June 26, 2017

The Resource Alliance team is in the throes of IFC Asia! The conference officially starts today, but most of us have been either traveling or hunkered down at the conference hotel since mid-week last week.
It’s pretty amazing!
We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programming next week. Today, please enjoy this …

A message of hope and gratitude

By Meg Gardner • June 5, 2017

Over the weekend came news of the attacks that took place at London Bridge and Borough Market, where terrorists eschewed bombs and guns but used knives and a van to kill seven people and injure scores of others. The attacks came close on the heels of the bombing at a …

The joy of giving — and what it means to fundraisers: An interview with author and philanthropy advisor Jenny Santi

By Meg Gardner • May 4, 2017


Jenny Santi is a philanthropy advisor to some of the world’s most generous givers, celebrity activists, and leading financial institutions in Europe and Asia, helping them channel their wealth, power and search for meaning toward social good. She also is the author of the acclaimed book, “The Giving Way to …

2017 Digital Outlook Report: 62 percent of nonprofits have no digital program

By Meg Gardner • March 23, 2017

It seems kind of staggering, no? Nonetheless, that’s the finding from the third annual Digital Outlook Report, a joint effort of Care2, hjc, NTEN and The Resource Alliance.
The theme of this year’s report is “Advance Your Nonprofit’s Game to the Next Level.” It very helpfully shapes its findings into strategic information …

Video: Innovative social entrepreneur talks about collaboration

By Meg Gardner • March 16, 2017

No doubt, the power of consumer spending is undeniable. Aliza “Alice” Napartivaumnuay, co-founder of Socialgiver, has harnessed that power to create a movement to support social change around the world. Socialgiver is an online giving ecosystem that sells products and services from leading brands at exclusive rates. When consumers spend …

Arm(adillo) yourself to engage with donors

By Meg Gardner • March 6, 2017

I made eye contact with an armadillo the other day. Well, I was staring at it, and I admit it might have been folly to think it was doing anything more than looking past me and thinking about whatever it is armadillos think about. Despite living in the deep south …

101fundraising scholarship to IFC 2017

By Meg Gardner • January 12, 2017

We wanted to take a moment to thank those of you who so generously have donated funds to 101fundraising over the years. We’ve been entrusted with that cash and have come up with a cool way to use it!
You know that The Resource Alliance is the curator of the IFC, which …

Please allow us to introduce ourselves

By Meg Gardner • January 5, 2017

(Don’t worry, we’ll be back to real blogs next week.)

Funny how things sometimes come full circle. As we’re working on transitioning the 101fundraising site to reflect The Resource Alliance’s new role as its caretakers, I was reminded that in 2013, the then 2-year-old 101 was given the Editor’s Choice award …

The Top 50 blog posts of 2016!

By Meg Gardner • January 3, 2017


Happy New Year, everyone! Here’s to a year full of hope and promise, dreams fulfilled, goals met and new ones set.
As you know, the original 101fundraising team has passed the considerably weighty baton to us here at The Resource Alliance. Many of you know us and have been part of …

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