Some surprising news was announced by the American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA). Get all the details from our Senior Gift Planning Consultant, Lynn M. Gaumer, J.D.Continue reading SPECIAL UPDATE: Gift Annuity Rates Are Going Up After All
Looking to tap into the $6.3 trillion planned giving opportunity presented by the baby boomer generation? Our guest blogger and Stelter Client Strategist Kit Lancaster digs into recent research to uncover the best way to reach this important demographic.Continue reading How to Reach Baby Boomers: Insights From Recent Research
If you missed any of our webinars or would like a refresher, here are the five highest-rated presentations to enjoy.Continue reading Top 5 Webinars: Do Your Job Better With Advice From These Fundraising Experts
The president just signed new retirement plan legislation into law, commonly called Secure 2.0, the new legislation builds on SECURE Act of 2019. It aims to further expand Americans’ ability to save for retirement and increase their options for doing so. Stelter Senior Gift Planning Consultant, Lynn M. Gaumer, J.D., explains what this means for you and for your donors.Continue reading President Signs Retirement Plan Legislation into Law (Plus, Get Your Free Download)
The American Council on Gift Annuities has released a new schedule of suggested maximum gift annuity rates for gifts established on or after Jan. 1, 2023. Get all the details from our Senior Gift Planning Consultant, Lynn M. Gaumer, J.D.Continue reading New Gift Annuity Rates Released (Plus, Get Your Free Download)
Whether you’re a fundraiser guiding your donors through a tricky situation, or a donor scared to look their future (and death) in the eye—let’s face it—planned giving can be a bit frightening. Here are six reasons donors often feel scared about committing to a planned gift and what you can do to ease their fears. Continue reading 6 Ways Planned Giving Scares Your Donors (And How You Can Ease Their Fears)
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
The American Council on Gift Annuities has released a new schedule of suggested maximum gift annuity rates for gifts established on or after July 1, 2022. Get all the details from our senior gift planning consultant, Lynn M. Gaumer, J.D.Continue reading [Special Update] New CGA Rates Released
For years, open rate was the go-to metric for email performance. It was easy to measure, easy to test and it provided a helpful starting point for gauging donor interest. So without it—or rather, with every Apple email looking “opened”—what’s a marketer to do? Continue reading Soooooo, Should I Care About Email Open Rates Anymore?
The American Council on Gift Annuities has released a new schedule of suggested maximum gift annuity rates for gifts established on or after July 1, 2022. Get all the details from Stelter’s Senior Gift Planning Consultant, Lynn Gaumer, J.D.Continue reading [Special Update] New Charitable Gift Annuity Rates
With a powerful call to action, you have the opportunity to lead readers from “What do I do?” to “Today’s the day!”. These eight tips get calls to action noticed. Continue reading 8 Tips for Writing Calls to Action That Readers Won’t Overlook
Thousands of brands compete daily for attention. As a fundraiser, your job is to inspire your donors to solve a problem—they want to do more good, their estate is disorganized, they want to avoid a tax hit—while recognizing that they have other priorities. Here’s why keeping your message concise helps you stand out. Continue reading Say Less, Earn More: The Power of Brevity in Planned Giving Marketing
The most successful planned giving fundraisers consistently rely on these six tools. Do you have them all? Continue reading Better Donor Conversations: Do You Have These Skills in Your Toolbox?
Most donors aren’t telling us if they’ve made a planned gift (according to a 2019 Giving USA study, fewer than 40% of legacy givers informed the nonprofit). Here we propose and solve for a key reason why: We’re not asking them! Continue reading This 1 Thing Encourages Donors to Tell You About Their Planned Gift
You likely have a few more donor touchpoints to round out 2021. My advice for at least one of them: Incorporate a survey. Here’s why a survey is so valuable. Continue reading The 1 Tool You Need to Close 2021 On Solid Footing