Tag: Philanthropy

A Window of Opportunity: Gift Planning and the LGBTQ Community

In 2013, the first version of this paper was published in Advancing Philanthropy. With the 2015 US Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges securing marriage equality, and the increased number of American adults identifying as LGBTQ, the authors continue to believe the potential impact of giving by the LGBTQ … Read More

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Benefactor Heads to New Orleans

Gumbo, jazz and Mardi Gras….New Orleans has a little bit of everything going on including the 55th Annual Association of Fundraising Professionals International Fundraising Conference April 15-17.  Senior Consultant Catherine Fynes will join nearly 3,000 fundraisers from around the world as they get reinvigorated and super-charged about their profession. AFP … Read More

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The Mighty Middle: How middle donors can provide a big return for your organization

What’s the difference between major donors, mid-tier donors, and annual donors? Major donors are treated like family. Organizations celebrate their birthdays and anniversaries, extend them exclusive event invites, and tailor gift requests. Annual donors, on the other hand, contribute many small gifts after being solicited by mail, newsletter, or other … Read More

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Stop the Revolving Door in Nonprofit Development

No matter the size, scope, or mission of your nonprofit, your development staff is crucial in sustaining your operations for today and your impact for tomorrow. By investing in these professionals—and ensuring their longevity in your organization—your nonprofit will have both the funding and the focus to achieve its goals.

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Tax Reform Insights

  As the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act became law in December 2017, many of our colleagues have provided excellent analysis of the potential impact on the nonprofit sector. We’ve provided links to some of our top picks below. Today, we’re thinking about the steps that nonprofit organizations can take … Read More

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Giving USA 2015: The Annual Report on Philanthropy

Giving USA 2015

Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the longest running, most comprehensive report on philanthropy in America. Our Bene Graphics provide a visual interpretation of the trends from this report to help cultivate your efforts of serving the common good. Click to download the Highlights from 60 Years of … Read More

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Hiring a Nonprofit CEO

What’s the best way to identify and hire the most qualified person to lead the organization into the future? It isn’t as easy at it appears and it’s definitely not a task to be taken lightly.

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Making Your Case

Looking for just the right words for a thank you note? Need concise information about your organization for a grant proposal? Want the message to position your group in new fundraising materials? Your case for support is the place to look. It is one of your most important – and … Read More

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Best Reasons to Hire a Fundraising Consultant

This is the year to thrive, to make the most of your mission, and to serve the common good as never before. As you review the priorities that will make these aspirations happen, consider the kind of help that would mean the most to you and your organization. And ask … Read More

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Sixty and Over: Elders and Philanthropic Investments

Willy Sutton was a depression-era bank robber. He was wanted for robberies in New York, New Orleans, and Miami. After his capture on March 9, 1950, a reporter asked him why he robbed banks. “Because that’s where the money is,” he replied. Aside from his lack of moral justification, his … Read More

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