Monthly Archives: August 2020

#Wednesdaywisdom

“One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.” —Michelle Obama     Follow us on Facebook @ImpactStories and Twitter @ImpactDC … more

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Preparing for Year End in a Strange World

It’s that time of year again . . . time to plan your year end fundraising campaigns. But this year, there’s a twist. We’re in the midst of a global pandemic that has already claimed nearly 180,000 U.S. lives. Many … more

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The Next Big Thing

Everyone is talking about “blended gifts” these days. It’s like the intermittent fasting of the fundraising world. It will solve all your problems! It will help you live forever! Well…it just might do that. Yes, many gift officers have been … more

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#Wednesdaywisdom

“Writing is really a way of thinking – not just feeling but thinking about things that are disparate, unresolved, mysterious, problematic or just sweet. – Toni Morrison       Follow us on Facebook @ImpactStories and Twitter @ImpactDC     … more

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Don’t Limit Your Donors’ Dreams

Time and time again, I hear people tell me that they don’t want to talk about planned giving with their donors because they don’t know enough about it. They worry that they need a full staff of planned giving experts … more

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3 Simple Steps to Break Down Silos for the Greater Good

In the era of integrated marketing and donor-centric communications, why are so many organizations still dealing with siloed decision-making structures that crush revenue opportunities? As a fundraising professional, you may be weary of bumping your head up against those same … more

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#Wednesdaywisdom

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of … more

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Academy of Hope Works to Break the Cycle of Poverty

“Throughout history, marginalized people have fought for their rights to freedom, justice, and education. The American education system continues to be plagued by discrimination, homophobia/transphobia, classism, and racism.” –  Academy of Hope Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement Impact is honored to work … more

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