Big Gifts, DAF Contributions Will Be Key to Year-End, Fundraisers Say

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Some nonprofits are sharing blunt messages about financial woes in an effort to spur donations. By Emily Haynes December 11, 2023 philanthropy.com Children celebrate St. Nicolas Day in Dnipro, Ukraine, on Dec. 5, as part of a program partly funded by nonprofit Project HOPE. The group is appealing to supporters with donor-advised funds in its year-end campaign.   Nonprofit fundraisers …

Preparing Your Organization For Capital Campaign Success

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Michael Rubin, Founder and President, Michael D. Rubin & Associates, St. Louis, MO Blog post for Stocktoberfest October 18, 2023 So, you’ve got big ideas, big plans for your nonprofit. The board and staff have worked diligently on a compelling strategic plan. You have a good roadmap for the future. Among the priorities may be some special initiatives vital to …

Is giving really going south?

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Recently, the Giving USA 2019 report was released. Charitable giving in the U.S. was charted at $427 Billion (that’s with a “B”), the second highest total ever. Second-highest ever seems promising, but there may be hidden issues. One thing that could be concerning is that while total dollars given increased 0.7% from 2017, giving by individuals, who make up 68% …

Next gen donors: how will they transform giving?

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Originally posted on STL Nonprofit News Blog April 11, 2019 About two years ago, I spoke to a group of independent school fundraising professionals, members of ISSL, the Independent Schools of St. Louis. When I asked what was keeping ISSL development directors up at night, the answer came back: “Where will the next generation of donors come from?” I don’t …

On Board: Balancing The Annual Campaign And Endowment Building

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Originally published in HaYidion Magazine, October 2018 My experience is that one can actually help the other. Many sophisticated donors actually like the idea of being asked to give to short-term operating needs and the long-term picture through endowment. The key is knowing the giving history and likes/dislikes of the potential donor, making an appointment to see that person, and …