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Stronger Together

Stronger Together

10 SEPTEMBER, 2020   Like many of us during these strange days, the list of people I’m worried about is a long one. My family. Friends. Clients. Strangers near and far. But often, persistently, my thoughts go to one group of people I think will be most affected...

Seeking our Next Racing Upwards Fellow

Seeking our Next Racing Upwards Fellow

29APRIL, 2020We are seeking our fourth Racing Upwards fellow at RHI. This is a paid fellowship focusing on people from communities of color who want to add new fundraising skills to their portfolio. Past fellows have been come from all kinds of backgrounds: a...

More important than ever: Above all, Connect

More important than ever: Above all, Connect

More important than ever: Above all, Connect16MARCH, 2020I woke this morning to the news that my friend Roxy, teaching in Uganda, is going to be evacuated along with thousands of other Peace Corps volunteers, due to COVID-19. It’s not clear what the afternoon news...

“London Calling”: A New Home

“London Calling”: A New Home

20FEBRUARY 2020Three days into 2020, I relocated to London from Washington, D.C. Like most complex, invigorating, and remarkable decisions, several things prompted this move. One was very personal: in October 2019, I married a Londoner I met four years ago while...

Artist-In-Residence

Artist-In-Residence

28 JUNE, 2019 Doing our work—fundraising, nonprofit consulting—requires the entirety of our hearts and minds. And the arts have a strong role to play in inspiring us and enlivening us. That’s why I’m delighted to announce that we have named our first-ever...

TMCF X HENNESSY

TMCF X HENNESSY

30 APRIL, 2019 We are delighted to share the news of a $10 million agreement between Hennessy and the Thurgood Marshall College Funds (one of our clients).  TMCF’s mission is to ensure student success by promoting educational excellence and preparing the next...

Donor-Advised Funds: Democratic Giving Vehicles or Crafty Tax Shelters?

Donor-Advised Funds: Democratic Giving Vehicles or Crafty Tax Shelters?

15 APRIL, 2019 For the past ten years, Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) have become increasingly a popular, albeit controversial, giving vehicle. The principle behind DAFs is simple: Donors make charitable contributions to a DAF and recommend where and when this money goes....

Addressing the Top Operational Challenge of Nonprofits

Addressing the Top Operational Challenge of Nonprofits

13 MARCH, 2019 The 2018 Salesforce Nonprofit Trends Report: Insights from over 450 Nonprofit Leaders into the Trends Shaping the Social Sector tells us that 78% of nonprofits are finding it difficult to keep up with growing demand for programs and services. In the...

Climate Justice Cannot Wait

Climate Justice Cannot Wait

31 JANUARY, 2019 When 15-year-old Greta Thunberg addressed world leaders at the COP24 in December 2018, she bravely and unapologetically voiced what so many of us are thinking: That our planet and our future are being sacrificed for the opportunity of a few...

On A Lighter Note, Choosing Meaningful and Joyous Holiday Gifts. . .

On A Lighter Note, Choosing Meaningful and Joyous Holiday Gifts. . .

12  DECEMBER, 2018  As the leader of a social enterprise, I try to make sure that everything we do is in some way connected with social good. The term “virtuous circle” is overused, but the day today business choices really matter to big goals like social justice. How...

RHI Educational Fellowship

RHI Educational Fellowship

21 JANUARY, 2018 I consider mentorship of up-and-coming professionals one of the most important values of this firm, along with ethics, passion, and social justice. Providing emerging fundraising professionals with great opportunities and skills in fundraising can...

Happy Anniversary RHI!

Happy Anniversary RHI!

03 OCTOBER, 2017 An Anniversary! It’s been one year since the founding of Robin Heller International LLC, whose mission is to create a more just, equitable world through fundraising. During this year, with five organizations under contract with operating budgets from...

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