Talking about death can be uncomfortable, but it’s an important conversation that we shouldn’t shy away from. Today, Stelter Client Strategist Kasi Zieminski reflects on her personal experiences with loss and discusses why we need to be more comfortable discussing death. She shares insights from experts on reframing the legacy conversation and offers tips for approaching the topic in a meaningful and authentic way. Continue reading Why We Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Talk About Death
Blog Round-Up: Make Things Simple With Lists
Today we’re highlighting blogs filled with fundraising tips that you can add to your to-do list. Continue reading Blog Round-Up: Make Things Simple With Lists
Giving USA 2022: Inside the Numbers
Let’s take a deep dive to see how and where Americans gave in 2021, according to a study from Giving USA. Plus, with the first half of 2022 behind us (and the stock market and GDP not looking as promising), get recommendations on navigating the latter half of 2022. Continue reading Giving USA 2022: Inside the Numbers
Giving USA 2021: Inside the Numbers
Take a deeper dive into Giving USA’s 2021 report to see how Americans rose to the challenge and gave in 2020. Plus, look ahead to today’s most successful fundraising strategies. Continue reading Giving USA 2021: Inside the Numbers
Special Update: President Signs New Retirement Plan Legislation into Law
The president just signed into law the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act. The new law will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020. This legislation marks the most significant changes to retirement security since the Pension Protection Act of 2006. Continue reading Special Update: President Signs New Retirement Plan Legislation into Law
Get Personal: Make Your PG Marketing More Creative—and Impactful
No ifs, whens or buts about it. Personalization is the now—not the future—of planned giving marketing. Continue reading Get Personal: Make Your PG Marketing More Creative—and Impactful
Read These: The Best Quotes to Prepare You for International Day of Charity
September 5 is International Day of Charity, designated by the United Nations General Assembly as a day to shine a light on charity-related activities worldwide. On this day, individuals, nonprofits and volunteer organizations raise awareness, organize special events and build support for charitable works. Continue reading Read These: The Best Quotes to Prepare You for International Day of Charity
How Do You Know You’re Good at Planned Giving?
Think you’re good at what you do? Some days perhaps even great? While other days…leave you questioning.
Then you know that no two days are alike in planned giving. The highs, the lows, the in-between’s and the not knowing. You’ve been through them all, sometimes within minutes.Continue reading How Do You Know You’re Good at Planned Giving?
The 3 Things Your Donors Really Want
The season of giving and receiving is here. Instead of wrapped gifts and glad tidings, however, let’s reflect on the season in a way that speaks to our business. The reciprocal nature of giving and receiving with donors, of building relationships with them that last throughout every season and through the years. The Fundraising EffectivenessContinue reading The 3 Things Your Donors Really Want
3 Ways to Thank Your Supporters on World Kindness Day
Have you heard? The kindness is catching, and it’s going global. Knowing you, my planned giving friends, you’re already committing random acts of kindness daily. It’s who you are and what you’re inclined to do, especially in the realm of nonprofit work. The good news is that we’re taking it to the streets: World KindnessContinue reading 3 Ways to Thank Your Supporters on World Kindness Day
Why You Need to Hit Your Donor’s Mailbox First Thing in 2019
Is mailing in December a nonprofit do or don’t? Traditionally, sending direct mail in December has been viewed as less-than-ideal in the nonprofit industry. The logic behind this was simple. Donors most likely just donated their year-end gifts—not to mention the added financial strain of the holidays. The assumption: No one wants to think aboutContinue reading Why You Need to Hit Your Donor’s Mailbox First Thing in 2019
3 Tips to Grow Your Charitable Gift Annuity Program
Today we welcome back a special guest to the blog: Stelter’s Senior Technical Consultant Lynn Gaumer, J.D. Lynn returns to share 3 ways you can grow your CGA program. One of the key takeaways from the American Council on Gift Annuities Conference held earlier this year was that rapidly growing planned giving programs shifted fromContinue reading 3 Tips to Grow Your Charitable Gift Annuity Program