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Communicating with Donors the Old-Fashioned Way: Tips on Writing Letters

Posted December 1st, 2015

By Elizabeth Smithers In this digital age, communicating by text and email is convenient, quick and efficient. However, for many there’s still something special about receiving an ink-on-paper, addressed-to-you, rip-open-the-envelope, hold-it-in-your-hand letter. They are tangible, personal and, in today’s screen-based world, can be much appreciated. That being said, writing a personal note or letter does require some thoughtful consideration. We have …Read More

Charitable Giving: Good for Charities, Good for Donors

Posted December 1st, 2015

Studies suggest that “’tis better to give than to receive” is not just an adage, but a scientific fact. Many nonprofits rely on gifts from individuals to either fully or partially fund their missions. Development officers charged with encouraging gifts from individuals and others find their task is easiest when they clearly communicate their mission and let potential donors know …Read More

Navigating the Years Ahead: The Coming Year in Fundraising

Posted December 1st, 2015

By Barlow Mann As 2015 draws to a close and a New Year is about to dawn, many fundraisers are fine-tuning their plans to maximize gifts during the last weeks of the year, while wondering how philanthropy will fare in 2016. Past, present & future By most accounts, charitable giving did very well in 2014, finally surpassing 2007’s pre-recession …Read More

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