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    THANK LESS

    Posted by Jon Simons

    This month, we're thinking about thanks... especially for those who support nonprofits in their important work. It's time to think outside the box about stewardship. 

     



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    Topics: Stewardship, Donation, Gratitude, Donor Love, Relationship Building, Communication, Appreciation, Nonprofit, thanks

    STEWARDING VOLUNTEERS

    Posted by Robin Jordan

    This month, we're thinking about thanks... especially for those who support nonprofits in their important work. It's time to think outside the box about stewardship. 

     



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    Topics: Volunteer Development, Volunteer Appreciation, Stewardship, Volunteers, Relationship Building, Communication, Nonprofit, community

    CREATING JOYFUL GIVERS

    Posted by Laura DeVries

     

    This month, we're thinking about thanks... especially for those who support nonprofits in their important work. It's time to think outside the box about stewardship. 

     



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    Topics: Stewardship, Ask, Donation, Asking, Donor Love, Year-End Giving, Church Fundraising, Church Stewardship, Gift Of Giving, Nonprofit, Online Giving

    MORE THAN A TRANSACTION

    Posted by DBD Finance Team

    This month, we're thinking about thanks... especially for those who support nonprofits in their important work. It's time to think outside the box about stewardship. 

     



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    Topics: Stewardship, Ask, Donation, Volunteers, Value Of Time, Relationship Building, Relationships, Gift Of Giving, Nonprofit

    SHARE WHY. TELL HOW

     

    This month, we're thinking about thanks... especially for those who support nonprofits in their important work. It's time to think outside the box about stewardship. 

     



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    Topics: Ask, Donation, Asking, Year-End Giving, Gift Of Giving, Nonprofit, Online Giving, Tax Law, gifts of stock

    WORKING TOGETHER. FOR GOOD.

    Posted by Sara Luke

     

    This month, we're thinking about thanks... especially for those who support nonprofits in their important work. It's time to think outside the box about stewardship. 

     



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    Topics: Collaborations, Donor Stewardship, Stewardship, Nonprofit, partnership

    DBD PODCAST: FALL FORWARD PART 3

    Posted by DBD Team

    Leaders of non-profit organizations across the country have faced tough questions about how to successfully navigate disrupted plans and services due to Covid-19.  How do you lead with confidence in times of uncertainty?  How do you support your team, reconnect with your "why", and move boldly towards positive change and opportunity?  

    In the Fall Forward DBD Podcast series, Jon Simons interviews leaders about how they were able to innovate and serve their community during the pandemic.

    In the third and final part of the series, Jon Simons interviews founder and DBD Group President Bruce Berglund.

    In this twenty-one minute episode, Bruce gives insights into how he was able to stay connected and provide unwavering service to clientele in midst of a crisis, move with confidence despite the uncertainty of the times, and support his team.

     

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    Topics: Nonprofit Leadership, Podcast, Feasibility, Nonprofit Staff, Big L Leadership, DBD Axiom, The Dip, Nonprofit, community, Covid

    DBD PODCAST: FALL FORWARD PART 2

    Posted by DBD Team

    The pandemic has made strategic planning a challenging prospect for organizations across the country.   Many teams have had to revisit their mission, vision, or even their values.  Pre-Covid plans no longer fit the times and leaders have had to take a fresh look at community needs.  Given the current landscape, how do we "fall forward" with purpose and planning?    

    In part two of the Fall Forward DBD Podcast series, Jon Simons interviews executive coach and fellow DBD Group partner Kellie Wardman about strategic thinking and planning for the modern era.

    In this seventeen minute episode, Kellie shares insights about how leaders and teams can get unstuck and take new, energized approaches to thinking and planning for the future.

     

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    Topics: Strategy, Podcast, Planning, Big L Leadership, Nonprofit, Preparation, community, Covid

    CHARITABLE GIVING TAX BENEFITS FOR 2021

    Posted by DBD Finance Team

    By DBD Financial Management Team

    Much has been made of support like the Paycheck Protection Plan and Employee Retention Tax Credits that arose from Congressional efforts to address the economic impact of the COVID pandemic.

    However, from a tax standpoint, there are some less known provisions that can affect how your donors treat their contributions.

    As we head into year-end giving,  you'll be engaging with donors and asking for their continued support.  Being aware of the tax provisions below could come in clutch during these crucial conversations.

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    Topics: Donation, Art Of The Ask, End Of Year, Year-End Giving, Communication, Making The Ask, Nonprofit, Tax Law

    DBD PODCAST: FALL FORWARD PART 1

    Posted by DBD Team

    Covid-19 disrupted plans and services for non-profit organizations across the country.  Many programs had to be re-conceived and significant changes were made under pressure.  With these unprecedented circumstances, some significant lessons were learned and in some cases, opportunities occurred.  What creative problem solving arose for leaders and teams and what new community partnerships emerged?  

    In the Fall Forward DBD Podcast series, Jon Simons interviews leaders about how they were able to innovate and serve their community in challenging times.

    In part one, DBD Group's Jon Simons interviews Justin Ihne, CEO of YMCA Plattsburgh in New York.

    Justin shares insights into how he and his team were able to choose "creation" over "crisis", pivot, and deliver exceptional service to their community.

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    Topics: Podcast, Ymca, Big L Leadership, Family YMCA, Nonprofit, Collaboration, partnership, Covid

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