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LEAN FORWARD

Posted by Bruce Berglund

 

Plans are important, but they’ll never work unless you take action.

This month, the DBD team will be sharing ways for you to jump start your work in 2022.

 


 

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Topics: Donation, Goal Setting, Goals, Nonprofit Leadership, Volunteers, Case Statement, Planning, Fundraising Campaign, Communication, Donor, Nonprofit

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

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

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

5 WAYS TO ADJUST YOUR FUNDRAISING PLAN

Posted by Bruce Berglund

As we enter Fall 2021, all of us had hoped the pandemic would have been in the rearview mirror. Instead, COVID-19 continues to have an impact on our organizations, staff and donors. As you gear up for another season of service and fundraising, here are some things to consider adjusting in your fundraising plan.

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Topics: Donation, Goal Setting, Fundraising Campaign, Nonprofit

YOUR FUNDRAISING GPS

Posted by Lauren DeSimone

If you’re anything like me you may have become used to – or perhaps dependent on – directional apps, like Google Maps. I even put on directions to pick up my son from daycare, just so I know exactly the best way to get there and when I will arrive. Evidently, I like having certainty and a plan.

These apps are written with algorithms that assess available routes (plus traffic or accidents) to produce the most efficient directions.  What if we could apply something similar for fundraising professionals?

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Topics: Donation, Goal Setting, Fundraising Campaign, Communication, Planned Giving, Making The Ask, Nonprofit, Donor Identification

DIGITAL CURRENCY DONATIONS

Posted by DBD Team

By Brian Keel and Robyn Furness-Fallin

You probably see cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dogecoin popping up on social media trends and news headlines every day.  Some are more established and widely marketable than others, but people are increasingly buying and holding cryptocurrencies for fun, for investment purposes or as a hedge against inflation.  But what is it anyway?  A recent Journal of Accountancy article defined it as “a digital medium of exchange that can be used for purchasing, selling and storing value, but it is not backed by a sovereign government.” 

The good news is nonprofit organizations do not have to understand all the theory and technology behind cryptocurrency to gain the potential benefits of accepting this form of appreciated property as a donation. 

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Topics: Donation, Major Gifts, Strategy, Planning, Giving, Prospect Research, Gift Of Giving, gifts of stock

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

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