I have often said that in my dream world, I would get to be a student for life. With all the resources and time I needed, I would get degrees in history, literature, religion, philosophy, management — there’s just so much to learn in this world of ours! While, sadly, I’m not able to live that dream completely, I thoro...
Each month, CDR features a spotlight of one of our employees. This month we are doing a special highlight on Copy Editor, Stephanie Avent for International Women's Day and National Proofreading Day. What is your favorite thing about working at CDR? My favorite thing about working at CDR is that I get to...
Each month, CDR features a spotlight of one of our employees. This month we are doing a special highlight on Copy Editor, Stephanie Avent for International Women's Day and National Proofreading Day. What is your favorite thing about working at CDR? My favorite thing about working at CDR is that I get to...
Each month, CDR features a spotlight of one of our employees. This month we are learning more about Graphic Designer, Kathleen Randour. What is your favorite thing about working at CDR? A genuine camaraderie among my fellow coworkers in the art department. We’re all a dedicated, hard working department that...
Hopefully, evidence of the resolutions you set at the start of January have become evident in your everyday life by now. If you haven’t made much progress toward your goals or are struggling just to get off the ground, you may have to reevaluate your decision. Being realistic about goal setting is important—both in your personal life...
Each month, CDR features a spotlight of one of our employees. This month we are learning more about Senior Analyst,  Wanshen Wang.    What is your favorite thing about working at CDR? Hands down, the people I work with. They are the most smart, passionate and caring people I have ever met. I have...
Each month, CDR features a spotlight of one of our employees. This month we are learning more about Pete Cline, our Associate Director of Client Services.    What is your favorite thing about working at CDR? There’s a ton of things I like about working at CDR but, since I am being asked to drill dow...
Everyone knows that thanking donors is a must do. But what can you do to make your acknowledgments a must read? 1. Timeliness Is Critical Time to second gift is indicative of the donor’s long-term value, so get that acknowledgment out ASAP—no later than a week after receipt of the gift. You want t...
Giving Tuesday is right around the corner! Whether you are looking for a few last-minute ideas to incorporate into your larger campaign plans or need some general advice on how to seize this great fundraising opportunity, here are six ways to make your #GivingTuesday a success:  1.    Tell Your Story
The 2018 International Fundraising Congress (#IFC2018) was held in mid-October in Noordwijkerhout, Holland. With over 1,000 registrants from more than 65 countries, this year’s IFC conference, themed “Together We Can,” was a filled with thought-provoking sessions and collaborative “Masterclasses.” During the IFC, wh...
Each month, CDR features a spotlight of one of our employees. This month we are learning more about Sharron Johnson, our Production Manager. What is your favorite thing about working at CDR? A few of the most important people in my close circle of friends have been those I have met here at CDR. I’ve had the pleas...
Everything has its start—that point where technology meets the mainstream and simply catches fire. With the internet, it was the World Wide Web. With mobile, it was the smartphone. And now there’s voice technology. The intersection of artificial intelligence and machine learning—the technology that makes it possible for voice t...
Bonsai is a Japanese art form that challenges even the most ardent gardeners. Cultivating a bonsai tree will put to test one’s patience and attention to detail―but the end result is well worth the time and effort. In donor acquisition, like in bonsai, it’s all about a careful, nurturing beginning. The way a new crop of bonsai...
While you may have heard about the issues Facebook has been recently facing in the news, you might be less aware of how those issues are affecting advertisers. At the end of September, Facebook officially removed all third-party targeting capabilities from the advertising system—an update that will directly affect charities and nonprofits...
CDR Fundraising Group has hired Erin Albitz as creative director and Felicia Seibert as associate production director. They will join Lisa Scott Benson, CEO, in Los Angeles, where the agency is building its West Coast presence. "CDR has had a national client footprint for decades," Scott Benson explained. "As we continue to grow a...