Articles & Trainings


Upcoming Trainings & Webinars:

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Selection of Past Trainings:

The ABCs of Annual Appeals
MetroWest Nonprofit Network
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Annual Appeal Bootcamp: Successful Strategies for More Effective Marketing
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Q&A Discussion on Resource Development with ED Forums
The Commonwealth Institute
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Monday, July 21, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014

The Nuts & Bolts of Individual Donor Programs;
After the Gift: What Donors Need, Expect & Deserve; and
How to Communicate So People Will Listen — and Act!
Dress for Success
Worldwide Conference
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Building Donor Loyalty: What it takes and how your database can help
Tech Tuesdays by
Tuesday, June 19, 2013

Create Your 2013 Fundraising Plan: Get ahead by planning ahead
Wednesday Webinars by
November 28, 2012

The Principles of Donor-Centered Communication (a 2-part series)
Women in Development’s Institute for Nonprofits
March 27 & April 24, 2012

After the Gift: How to build a satisfied, loyal donor base
Wednesday Webinars by
April 11, 2012

An All-Staff Fundraising Model
Association of Fundraising Professionals MA 2011 Conference on Philanthropy
November 30, 2011

How to Survive as a Small Shop: A Peer Learning Experience
Women in Development of Greater Boston
November 1, 2011

Getting Your Board on Board with Fundraising
Massachusetts Nonprofit Network & Associated Grant Makers 2011 Conference
October 20, 2011

Capitalizing on End-of-Year Giving: Strategies for Ending 2011 on a High Note
September 29, 2011

Why Your Board Won’t Fundraise, and What You Can Do About It
Wednesday Webinars by
August 24, 2011

So You Want to Change the World: Issues Surrounding Nonprofit Organizations
Greater Boston Business Council
April 27, 2011

Fundraising Clinic: Direct mail & newsletters
Women In Development’s Institute for Nonprofits

April 26, 2011

Nonprofit Newsletter Reality Check: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training
March 24, 2011

Guest Lecture: Personal Solicitation & Special Events
Northeastern University
November 8, 2010

How to Create a Fundraising Plan
The Center for Nonprofit Management at Stonehill College
March 30, 2010


Selection of Published Articles & Materials:
Note: You can find more of my articles at

2nd-Half of the Year Fundraising Advice
bloomerang blog
June 2014

Emerge America State Affiliate Guide
May 2014 Edition

Train Your Board (And Everyone Else) to Raise Money
Andrea Kihlstedt & Andy Robinson
March 2014

How Best to Use Your Volunteers for Fundraising
Contributions Magazine
April 2012

How to Survive as a Small Shop
Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training e-news
May 2011

How to Survive as a Small Shop
Marc Pitman’s Fundraising Coach – Guest Blog post
April 5, 2011

Make Sure Your Website Meets Your Donors’ Needs
The Wednesday Report by – Expert Advice column
February 18, 2011

Crafting a Killer End-of-Year Appeal
Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training enews
October 2010

Ten Steps to Creating Your Fund Development Plan
The Wednesday Report by – Expert Advice column
December 16, 2009

Silos are for Farms: How to Make Fundraising a Part of Your Organizing (PDF)
Grassroots Fundraising Journal
November/December 2009, Vol. 28 No. 6

Conversing with Donors in a Recession
The Wednesday Report by – Expert Advice column
April 22, 2009