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Planned Giving Marketing
Viken Mikaelian

The Power of Endowments

An endowment sends a motivating message to the world, as well as to your board, staff and donors. It says your organization is going to be here for the long run. It creates respect, trust, authority.

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Planned Giving Marketing
Viken Mikaelian

Nonprofits Did Not Do Well Last Year

2023 was another tough year in the nonprofit industry. Although all the numbers aren’t in yet, it’s on track to be on par with 2022 — perhaps worse. And what’s even more concerning is that this seems to be part of a larger downward trend.

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People Community Progress
Planned Giving Marketing
Wayne Olson

Give Donors Community

When raising funds, talking with coworkers or even with family, remember that we all want to belong. We all want to feel part of something. In everything you do look for ways to give your donors and staff community and you will succeed.

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Planned Giving Marketing
Caitlin Fillmore

Thank “You.” Who Gets Gratitude?

In any given year, donors may give you thousands quarterly via a mailed check or an online donation for $0.12 that you are not sure was on purpose. It begs the question – is a gift, a gift? Does everybody at your nonprofit feel the same about these two examples? Has your organization ever stopped to consider exactly which donors get what thank-yous at your nonprofit? Take time in the new year to outline the expectations and procedures for thanking at your nonprofit to establish an essential best practice.

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Real Estate
Planned Giving Marketing
Viken Mikaelian

Accept Real Estate: Risk Free

Is Your Nonprofit Accepting Gifts of Real Estate? If not, you’re missing out on a very large untapped donation market. Consider this: While most nonprofits

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Hello January with a cup of coffee on desk
Planned Giving Marketing
Caitlin Fillmore

How to Focus your Fundraising in January

After the fundraising marathon of November and December, thinking about another development strategy in January may seem like going overboard. However, a built-in requirement for every nonprofit in the United States provides an inspiring place to add extra stewardship at a key time of year.

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