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3 Ways to Make the Most of the Pandemic Payout 

3 Ways to Make the Most of the Pandemic Payout  What if 2020 is as good as it gets? It’s true, no one […]

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Why Is It So Hard to Talk to Donors About Planned Giving?

TMI Have you ever asked someone about their new grandbaby? Sometimes they are so excited to tell you, they launch […]

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Will a Planned Giving Campaign Negatively Affect My Current Fundraising?

“The tyranny of the urgent” is a phrase coined by Charles E. Hummel, but it’s also an apt description of […]

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Why Donors Won’t Put You in Their Wills

Remember when you turned 16? You had finished driver education, perhaps you had logged a lot of hours of supervised […]

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How Can I Measure the Results of My Planned Giving Efforts?

We all want to see results. If you’ve ever owned a car, you know the joys keeping a car running. […]

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6 Ways to Encourage Planned Giving with Your Donors

Planned giving is the most personal gift a donor can give you. After all, it’s been a lifetime in the […]

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Getting to the Heart of the Matter (and the Donor)

A local coffee shop often puts out two “competing” tip jars to encourage reluctant tippers. University of Michigan or Michigan […]

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The New Challenge for Arts and Cultural Nonprofits

How is your organization changing the world? You know your work is important. But when you are part of an […]

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Creating a Safe Space for Your Donors

At a recent seminar I attended, a representative of a home security system company said that she’s noticed they sell […]

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The Secret Upside of Downsized Donor Bases

While American philanthropic giving is increasing every year, Eileen R. Heisman of the National Philanthropic Trust points out in her […]

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