Critical Role of Gift Policies

  • Critical Role of Gift Policies

    April 30, 2015

    by Andy Canada   Are all “gifts” created equal? We generally say that it takes all types of gifts to move an organization forward and we want to make our donors feel as good as we can about their intent to make a gift in support of the organization.   But, as hard as it …

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  • Motivations for Giving – A Personal Choice

    April 15, 2015

    by Ted Grossnickle   A recent Wall Street Journal article profiled Ethicist Peter Singer’s comments about a $100 million contribution by David Geffen for Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York. He questioned whether that was really the best thing that could have been done with Mr. Geffen’s money. He suggested pretty clearly …

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  • 3 Key Communication Elements Every Nonprofit Should Maximize

    April 9, 2015

    by Abigail Coleman   Today’s organizations recognize the importance of good external and internal communications and how these efforts benefit fundraising efforts. Though organizational communications may seem intuitive, it is helpful to review distinct elements of successful communications to ensure your organization is maximizing its good work.   Mission and vision –Organizations typically have a …

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  • What Events CAN’T Do for Your Development Program

    April 2, 2015

    by Tim Ardillo   Special events can play a very important role in your integrated, multi-channel development program. For instance, I typically think of them in terms of how they impact the organization:   • Is the event a cash cow? Does it have a very positive financial net return for the organization? • Is …

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