Jump Start Your Nonprofit Feasibility Study: 5 Strategies

Published June 11, 2018

By Bob Happy, President, Averill Fundraising Solutions For nonprofits large and small, feasibility studies are a staple of most of your major fundraising efforts. Whether you’re planning a capital campaign or creating a new annual fundraising plan, conducting a feasibility study is generally seen as a cornerstone of campaign planning. Yet, although most nonprofits agree […]

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6 Facts to Learn About Your Fundraising Event Attendees

Published June 6, 2018

  By Sarah Tedesco, Executive Vice President, DonorSearch Tracking just a handful of useful metrics at your events will help refine nearly every aspect of how your nonprofit interacts with its supporters. Your fundraising events can and should serve multiple purposes! Most importantly, this includes identifying prospective major donors within your list of registered attendees. You already work to develop relationships […]

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Skin in the Game: The Importance of Board Giving

Published June 4, 2018

By Avrum Lapin, President, The Lapin Group, LLC When we engage with new clients, we always begin with the imperative – up front and with clarity – that in order for the campaign or fundraising project to be successful, 100% board participation is required. Board members, as the legal stewards of the organization, must lead by example. […]

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4 Reasons to Treat Grant Funders More Like Major Donors

Published June 1, 2018

By Lauren Steiner, President, Grants Plus What size grants do private and corporate foundations make to your organization? $25,000? $100,000? Much more? Most likely, grant funders are some of the most generous contributors to your organization. As such, it’s crucial to have a tailored strategy for every foundation funder, just as you should for every high-level individual […]

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Decoding Donor-Advised Funds: From Data to Practical

Published May 23, 2018

By Keith Curtis, Founder and President, The Curtis Group Donor-advised funds began in the 1930s, but in recent years these funds have become the fastest growing vehicle in philanthropy. Contributions to donor-advised funds grew at three times the rate of total charitable giving in 2016 according to the National Philanthropic Trust. Donor-advised funds defined: Donor-advised funds […]

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Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: 3 Tips to Maximize Your Campaign

Published April 25, 2018

By Abigail Jarvis, Director of Content, Qgiv It’s really no surprise that peer-to-peer fundraising has seen a boost in popularity alongside the rise of social media. After all, this fundraising strategy relies on social networking. Social media makes it easier than ever for your supporters to directly appeal to their social networks! But the value […]

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Tax Reform’s Effects on Philanthropy: Assessing the Landscape Four Months Later

Published April 4, 2018

By Peter Fissinger, President and CEO, Campbell & Company Nearly four months ago, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), legislation that could impact charitable giving in a number of significant ways. By now, we’ve all heard the projections: itemizers could decrease by 27 million and giving could drop by as […]

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JUST RELEASED: Special Report, The Data on Donor-Advised Funds: New Insights You Need to Know

Published February 28, 2018

Where do donor-advised fund grants go? Education and religion attract the most dollars, Special Report on Donor-Advised Funds from Giving USA Foundation™ and Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy finds CHICAGO—Donor-advised funds are frequently identified as one of the fastest-growing vehicles for charitable giving, but the question of where those donor-advised fund grant dollars […]

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