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Five Ways to Become Your Donor’s New Year’s Resolution
Getting an estate in order is an intimidating task for lots of us. It’s the kind of work that people think […]
Creating Continuity within the Dynamics of Development
Development professionals have always moved around, but this year it’s happening like never before. Long-time fundraisers are retiring, and the […]
The Magic of Data-Driven Surveys
Have you tried surveying your donors about planned giving? Have the results been magical or a horror show? Often surveys begin with good intentions and […]
Is Planned Giving Integral to Your Strategic Plan?
Is strategic planning coming up for your nonprofit? This is a great way to integrate planned giving into your overall strategy. But […]
Zero Is No Hero When It Comes to Response Rates
It’s your worst nightmare: You send out mailings to prospects about planned giving, and no one responds. A university recently experienced […]
How Does Your Planned Giving Garden Grow?
It’s the end of August. You know what that means, time to lock the doors to make sure your gardener […]
Talking to Your Board About Planned Giving
Your board is an essential part of your organization; they represent you in the larger community. They care about the […]
What Development Officers Can Learn from Marvel
The Marvel franchise is everywhere, there’s no escaping it. Most obvious are the infinite installments in the feature film series. […]
How Ethical Wills Can Help Your Donors — and You!
Everyone wants to leave a legacy. A legacy is more — and sometimes completely different — than leaving a tidy inheritance. Legacies are built […]
Turning Pandemic Givers into Planned Givers
Many nonprofits experienced a flood of new donors during the pandemic. You are probably working hard to find ways to […]