Claire Axelrad , J.D., CFRE was named Outstanding Fundraising Professional of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals and brings 30 years frontline development and marketing experience to her work as principal of Clairification.
A sought-after coach and consultant, Claire is a member of the Rogare Fundraising Think Tank Relationship Fundraising Advisory Panel and writes monthly columns for Nonprofit Pro and Maximize Social Business. Clairification was named “Best Fundraising Blog of 2013” by FundRaising Success Magazine.
A member of the California State Bar and a graduate of Princeton University, Claire currently resides in San Francisco California.
Fundlio: Welcome to the Fundlio blog! We are happy to have you here and offer our readers some valuable tips on how to raise money better.
We were curious – why is your blog tagline “Philanthropy, Not Fundraising”? Does this refer to a particular vision you have about fundraising?
Claire Axelrad: I urge nonprofits to move from an attitude of taking and hitting people up (aka “fundraising”) to a mindset of giving and lifting people up (aka “philanthropy”).