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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

FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR

Posted by Jan Brogdon

I’m nominating Alice S. for “Fundraiser of the Year.”

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Topics: Success Stories, Donation, How To Ask, Art Of The Ask, Professional Development, Goals, Making The Ask

SUDDENLY IT HAPPENED

Posted by Jason Fry

I met with an experienced Major Gift Officer recently who shared a story about a donor he’d been close to for many years. That donor had made a transformational gift to the organization he represented within his first 3 months on the job. The CEO, management team and the board were awestruck that this new guy magically pulled in one of the biggest gifts they’d ever received. The prevailing thought was, “Wow – this is what fundraising should be! Just find the rich people and ask them for money.”

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Topics: Fundraising, Major Gifts, Nonprofit Management, Art Of The Ask

THE PAIN IN YOUR ASK

Posted by Jon Simons

Fundraising is a lot like yoga. If it hurts, you are probably doing it wrong.

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Topics: Ask, How To Ask, Art Of The Ask, Patience, Making The Ask

HOW TO ASK

Posted by DBD Team

When people think of fundraising, they usually are thinking about The Ask – and that can be very intimidating. Today, we’re digging into the archives for some of our best advice on How to Ask.

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Topics: Ask, Donation, How To Ask, Art Of The Ask

TELLING (AND LISTENING) YOUR BETTER STORY

Posted by Bruce Berglund

When people think of fundraising, they usually are thinking about The Ask – and that can be very intimidating. This month, the Donor By Design Team is taking on How to Ask. Today, Bruce delves into a better way to approach the ask.

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Topics: Ask, Fundraising, How To Ask, Art Of The Ask, Asking, Face To The Case, Interest Raising

PREPARING FOR THE ASK

Posted by Robin Jordan

When people think of fundraising, they usually are thinking about The Ask – and that can be very intimidating. This month, the Donor By Design Team is taking on How to Ask. Today, Robin reminds us to take the time to prepare our volunteers, and ourselves.

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Topics: Volunteer Development, How To Ask, Art Of The Ask

TRUST YOUR DONORS

Posted by Peggy Vinson

When people think of fundraising, they usually are thinking about The Ask – and that can be very intimidating. This month, the Donor By Design Team is taking on How to Ask. Today, Peggy urges us to trust our donors… and the process.

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Topics: Fundraising, Major Gifts, How To Ask, Art Of The Ask

ASKING FOR PERMISSION

Posted by Mike Bussey

One of our best pieces of advice for major gift fundraising sounds a bit awkward and unnecessary at first. That advice? Ask for permission to ask.

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Topics: Art Of The Ask

BEST OF DBD 2016: ASKING

Posted by DBD Team

As we come to the end of 2016, we’re taking a look back at the posts that inspired the most conversations on the blog and with our clients. Today’s topic? Asking for a Gift.

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Topics: Art Of The Ask, Volunteer Management, Endowment, Annual, Capital, Board Management, Best Of

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