Now’s the time to take a breath, remain focused and build the foundation for future years of growth. These five fundamentals will start your 2022 program on solid footing. Continue reading 5 Fundamentals for Your Planned Giving Program in the New Year
Sadly for us, no one reads or remembers everything we send. When you start to worry that your materials are becoming repetitive, remember that repetition in marketing is a good thing. Continue reading Repetition Is Powerful: Why Frequency Makes Your Marketing More Effective
We hope these pivotal blogs of the past 12 months helped you navigate your fundraising programs and your donor conversations. If you missed a post, here’s your chance to see what your colleagues at other nonprofits were most interested in. Continue reading Best Blogs of 2021: Did You Miss Any of These?
Consider this: Paper prices have gone up a little more than 25% since January 2021. We also know the supply chain is not a short-term issue. The following tips help you take control, today. Continue reading Why Is There a Paper Shortage and What Can I Do About It?
Your team was prone to burnout even before the pandemic, and they’re likely even more receptive to the siren call of recruiters now. So, what can you do? Continue reading How to Hang On to Top Fundraisers in a Hot Job Market
Let’s shift our mindset. What if, instead of a “leave-behind,” collateral became the “lead-with.” Continue reading Collateral is No Good on The Shelf: Here’s How to Get It in Donors’ Hands
Here are some smart ways to alert your donors about expiring CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act provisions. Plus, get a free email template to use today. Continue reading [FREE DOWNLOAD] How to Let Your Donors Know About Expiring Tax Benefits
From Oct. 18 to 24, the critical documents that we talk about every day get their moment in the news cycle. We’ve pulled together tips to make the most of your donor outreach. Continue reading Estate Planning Awareness Week Is Oct. 18-24. Let’s Prep for Outreach.
There’s little doubt that the pandemic has altered our lives. But its effect on younger people tells a new story, one that planned giving fundraisers should pay attention to. Continue reading Pave the Pipeline: Why Gen X and Millennials Matter
The goal? Develop fundamental best practices for creating sustainable, well-constructed gift planning efforts at any organization, regardless of size, scope or history. The output? Sixteen standards, a checklist of best practices, plus tools and links that put the practices into action. Continue reading What Great Gift Planning Programs Have in Common: Meet the National Standards
Noncash gifts offer an enormous opportunity for fundraisers. Here are three tips courtesy of Jackie Franey, Director of Gift Planning Fundraising at The Nature Conservancy. Continue reading Shifting to Noncash Gifts of Assets: One Nonprofit’s Success Story
From initial outreach to stewardship, feed donors a constant diet of Yes! emotions. Here’s how, according to a research from Stelter and behavioral science experts. Continue reading What Makes Donors Give? The Science Behind the “Yes!”
According to the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP), 43% of nonprofit organizations experienced difficulty collecting beneficiary proceeds from one or more IRA administrators. Here’s a helpful solution. Continue reading Collect Those IRA Proceeds! A Nonprofit’s Guide to a Common Problem
For those individuals who invested in Bitcoin or other virtual currency prior to Jan. 1, 2021, it’s likely worth a lot more than they paid for it. Many investors may want to minimize taxes by donating their appreciated asset to your organization. Here’s what you need to know. Continue reading Can Bitcoin Help Your Fundraising? A Look at Charitable Cryptocurrency
Spoiler: Our experiment provided an astonishing example of how asking a community of people for help can naturally unleash the human instinct for compassion. Continue reading Experiments With Work: Can a two-hour exercise boost belonging and compassion at work?