Welcome to The Modern Fundraiser

Hi, I’m Johnny Avots-Smith and I’m glad you’re here!

I started this site to help you—whether you’re a nonprofit, a fundraiser, or a volunteer—reach your goals.

I know it’s hard to be a fundraiser today. You probably have more plates spinning than you can count. Your year-end appeal, a new grant proposal, that big ask, an inbox full of emails, you name it.

I want to help you parse through the trends, the skills you need to keep sharp, and the news that makes a difference to your work.

Four things to do right now:

1. Read my first post, The 8 Keys of a Successful Modern Fundraiser, and find out what it takes to be a successful fundraiser today.

2. Learn more about me and read my bio.

3. Subscribe to The Modern Fundraiser to newsletter and get posts sent directly to your inbox.

4. Tweet me! Let me know what’s holding you back from achieving your goals or just say “Hi!”


Thanks for coming on this adventure with me. Please let me know how I can help you succeed!



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