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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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