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Charity vs. Philanthropy and Charitable People vs. Philanthropists


Charity – Helping people in need. Charitable people – Help others in need. You want to find or develop philanthropists.

Book Reviews: With Charity for All VS. Charity Case

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The second book is With Charity for All by Ken Stern, the former CEO & COO of NPR. Bottom line: Pick up Charity Case. He is mad.

10 Charity Fundraising Events to Raise Large Amounts of Money

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When your charitable cause needs large amounts of money, charity fundraising events can be your best option. The huge funds generated by these events can be used for a single project or the ongoing operations of your charitable organization. Charity 5K. Charity concert. Charity dinner. Charity auction.

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Charitable Giving Recovering Faster Than Anticipated – Giving USA

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In 2012, $316 billion was given to charity. This means charitable giving showed a 3.5% Are You Paying Taxes on Your Charitable Giving?

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Stop complaining because your success is up to you


All of us have been there. Sometimes we find ourselves stuck in situations that just plain suck! Think yours is worse than someone else’s?

Is your community suffering from an attack of a charity ideology?

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Local and state governments are threatening to tax charities. The odd thing? It's not coming from one specific party, or group, or demographic.

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Finally, you can learn what words work to raise money!


For instance, some of the worst words for planned gift marketing are: Bequest; Charitable Gift Annuity; and Remainder Interest Deed.

Why fundraiser job titles suck and cost you a lot of money!


After presenting these fundraiser job titles to people, he asked them, “Who at the charity are you more likely to contact?”

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A Brilliant Stewardship Plan for Legacy Society Donors From Down Under


There’s brilliance down under! . A person can easily take you out of the Will as quickly as they put you in. 2 bequest newsletters. Visits.

Is your job really to raise money?


” His book, written in 1968, is about a poor camel boy who achieves a life of abundance. Tweet this. Tweet this. Tweet this. Tweet this.

Why Steve Jobs and I Hate Charity

Selfish Giving

When I was a kid charity was for chumps. The neighbors I grew up with in Brockton, Massachusetts were giving but not charitable.

35 amazing ways to engage and involve your donors and supporters


If you’re stuck wondering how to involve your supporters with your mission, look no further. Here are 35 ideas from a stream of my consciousness. Surveys. Quizzes. Invitations to join a board or committee. Games. Polls. Videos. Advocacy or activism opportunities. Podcasts. Testimonials. Online chat tools. Webinars. Streaming live events.

McDonald’s Lesson to Companies: Charity, Impact Better be on the Menu

Selfish Giving

In a new report, Clowning Around with Charity , McDonald’s is portrayed as cheap, deceptive and selfish. Here are the highlights.



billion dollars to charities last year. A chart from Third Sector’s Report. Or worse… Pokemon Go. Why do they shun the 80/20 rule ?

Can You Tell Your Supporters That a CGA Can Deliver "GUARANTEED" Income or Not?


I attended a local monthly planned giving event a while back and learned a lot about how not to market charitable gift annuities.

3 Big Reasons Why Charities Should Work to Get Gifts in Wills from Middle-Aged Donors


It can turn them into more committed and more charitable donors. . ” 3. And, best of all… it leads to BIGGER GIFTS! Fundraising

Should your donors be given a chance to “tip” your organization?


Are you confused by that headline? Similar to how you tip a waiter, why not allow the donor the choice between several overhead support options?

3 new phrases/concepts engagement fundraisers need to know


Fundraising Charitable Giving Cultivation charity donor engagement engagement fundraising nonprofit tips PhilanthropyIf you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I coined the phrase “ engagement fundraising ” in 2013. Here’s my first rant on the subject. Tweet This! Tweet This! Related Posts. >>

Ep184: How This Pet Hospital Chain Used POS to Raise $2.5 Million for Charity

Selfish Giving

What the Foundation learned from its partner, PetSmart, and its charitable giving program. How the Foundation is funded. They gave $2.5

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What planned and major gifts officers can learn from Shark Tank


I watch it with my kids! You’ll definitely want to read her details , but the bullet-points from her post are below. Keep it simple.

Proof that donors want to help you get past the finish line


I’m constantly reminding people that fundraising is about facilitating and helping donors feel good ! ” Tweet this! And, guess what?

Ever wonder what donor advisors tell their clients when it comes to giving their money away?


Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors has spent the past 120 years advising one of the worlds most philanthropic families— the Rockefellers.

Funding Your Startup or New Charity

Cause Related Marketing

The nonprofit fundraising world is set up to favor established charities, and with good reason. In short, they raise money to give it away.

What to do with wealth screened data that’s “sitting on the shelf” unused


Wealth screening your data is a good idea! My firm doesn’t provide that service but there are plenty that can help you to determine who among your donors has the capacity to give more. But here’s what fundraisers tell me they felt once they got the wealth screened data: They felt that they got too much data. The data was overwhelming.

UK online giving up 85% over 3 years – but still only 3.7% of charitable donations?

Giving in a Digital World

At 50 pages this free report is a lengthy but worthwhile read, combining recent research into general UK internet usage as well as online charity activity, together with advice on how to make best use of online opportunities and some thoughts on how things are likely to develop in the future. What do you think?

Why I don’t cry foul when I hear how much money sits in DAFs


For instance, fairly recently he pointed out Fidelity Charitable’s unforgivable lack of transparency. Al Cantor is great. He’s a tiger.

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NEWS FLASH: Most of your supporters don’t really want to be in your legacy society


But, oddly, that’s the first thing fundraisers offer legacy gift prospects and those who have disclosed their legacy gift intentions. .

INTERVIEW: How to get substantially more money per donor with Alan Bacharach

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On the nature of compassion: I mentioned that most people who give to charity have a salary of less than $100,000 a year. Or Charities.

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Why you should ignore Pokemon Go


Pokemon Go is a shiny object. A time waster for a fundraiser seeking serious results. It focuses on the lowest rung of the ladder. DO NOT chase it!

I must sound like a broken record but here’s more nonprofit data that will inspire you to focus more on major donors


Similarly, donations increased +57% during the same period from people making $500,000 or more (the top 1%). So, what should you do? Should we fret?

The best way to predict the future is to invent it


When I was just a donor, I was frustrated with the letters, newsletters, and emails I received from my beloved charities. They were insulting.

How to market the Charitable IRA Rollover?


In case you forgot, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 reinstated the Charitable IRA Rollover through December 31, 2013.

Stephanie Strom’s take on Nonprofits

Wild Woman Fundraising

Nonprofit Quarterly reports on the Michigan State Charitable deduction going away. The IRS MIGHT look into how much charity you actually do a bit more closely. Remember last week when I was all “Save the Nonprofits !” ” Well, turns out I didn’t even know the whole story. We’re more screwed than I knew!

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3 things every fundraiser needs to consider before they talk politics in front of their donors


Using IRS data on the percentage of household income given away in each state, red states are more charitable than blue states. Do you know?

It was bound to happen sooner or later, here’s why and what to do…


Supporters give to charities yet remain anonymous ( so they don’t get badgered with email, direct mail, telephone calls and requests for visits).

RIDDLE: How do you measure the success (or failure) of your planned giving program?


The report states that planned gifts to charitable organizations have grown on average 4.5% She’s got an interesting riddle to solve.

7 Steps To More Online Donations This Holiday Season

J Campbell Social Marketing

Charity Navigator found that while charities on average receive 13% of their total annual donations online, this number is growing.

Another highly requested blog post on why people give


Plus, the more personal the charity is to you, the greater amount of dopamine that gets released- meaning… more good feelings! Tweet This!

Sustainable Charity

Cause Related Marketing

Charity Donors Say They’d Keep Giving If Tax Deduction Went Away, But They’re Not So Sure About You

Cause Related Marketing

A new study, released yesterday, finds that Americans would keep giving, even if the tax deduction for charitable gifts went away. However, they’re certain that charitable donations would decline as a result. deficit, one idea that frequently comes up is eliminating tax deductibility for charitable donations.