The Collaborative Nonprofit: Building Better Relationships Between Fundraising and Finance

AbilaFundraising and finance departments are critical to leading the growth and success of nonprofit organizations. Yet, nearly 55 percent of fundraising and 45 percent of finance professionals believe their departments are not at all or only “somewhat” collaborative with each other. Abila surveyed both nonprofit finance and fundraising professionals to better understand the collaborative nature of the two departments, and the biggest challenges they face when working together. Based on the study findings, we will dive into strategies for improving cross-departmental collaboration including demystifying commonly misunderstood jargon, management strategies to empower emerging leaders, and new opportunities for information sharing.