Author: Patrick Coleman

Patrick Coleman is the president and CEO of GiveCentral. He has spoken nationally on topics of negotiations, strategic sourcing and operations management, and is a strong advocate for the disadvantaged in the community. He has served as board president for the United Way of Elk Grove Village and as a member of both Talkline/Kidsline and Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) Boards. His diverse educational pursuits include a Master of Management Degree from Northwestern University; a Master of Divinity and Baccalaureate in sacred theology from University of St. Mary of the Lake, and a B.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University.

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Swamped for time? Five ways to improve your alumni giving in five minutes or less

Swamped for time? Five ways to improve your alumni giving in five minutes or less

On social media, autumn may look like cozy lattes, pumpkin patches, and crisp evenings spend reading under a blanket—but as anyone who works in educat ...
The 5-Second Rule to Fundraising Success

The 5-Second Rule to Fundraising Success

How long should it take to make a gift? For us at GiveCentral, the answer is 5 seconds or less.  Making giving quick and easy creates an amazing opp ...
Consider GC Event Tools for your Next Fundraiser

Consider GC Event Tools for your Next Fundraiser

We’ve been listening. We have many challenges managing events, and sometimes technology seems to get in the way. With GC Event Tools that won’t be t ...
Consider GC Community for all your information needs

Consider GC Community for all your information needs

We’ve been listening. We have many challenges managing information, locating information easily (especially when we’re out of the office), and rememb ...
Things to remember when fundraising in multiple states

Things to remember when fundraising in multiple states

When it comes to fundraising for nonprofits it’s always a great idea to diversify your support base and reach out to people in multiple states. Sticki ...
So You Want to Fundraise. Why Choose GiveCentral Over Paypal?

So You Want to Fundraise. Why Choose GiveCentral Over Paypal?

If you’re thinking about delving into the world of online fundraising, you may very well be overwhelmed with choices. There’s a lot out there, and it’ ...
What’s your narrative? Stories worth telling.

What’s your narrative? Stories worth telling.

By Patrick Coleman What's Your Narrative? Powerful Storytelling for Non Profits. Humans are literally built to learn through stories.  Storytell ...
Throwback Thursday: Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge?

Throwback Thursday: Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge?

Do you remember the phenomenally successful campaign, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from four years ago?  The viral, crowd sourced fundraising campaign ...
Campaign fundraising like a politician

Campaign fundraising like a politician

Lessons Learned from Campaign 2016 I have to admit, I'm a bit of a political junkie...when it comes to candidates' campaign fundraising strategies, t ...
Charitable giving on the rise for second consecutive year

Charitable giving on the rise for second consecutive year

The numbers are in... 2015 was another record-setting year for charitable giving. According to the recently released "Giving USA 2016: The Annual Repo ...
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