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“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength”.   -Maya Angelou           Photo credit: The Carolina Theatre Used under a Creative Commons (CC-BY-2.0) license   … more

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Does Better Copy Really Matter?

I’ve been writing fundraising copy for 30 years. So, I think you can tell already how I am going to answer this question. Yes, I believe better copy gets better results. But it’s not just about good writing. It’s about … more

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Show Your Donors You Care during the Holiday Season

The months leading up to the holidays and the end of the year are some of the busiest times at nonprofits. You are working hard to write year-end appeals, send holiday cards and thank you letters while also preparing the … more

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Combating the Philanthropic Downturn

2019 has a lot of catching up to do, fundraising-wise. Indeed, the 2019 Third Quarter Fundraising Report from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project shows growth over 2018 in only three metrics: Revenue from gifts of under $250: +0.4 percent; Overall donor … more

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#WednesdayWisdom

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” -Thomas Edison         Today’s quote comes from Insights With Impact, a great newsletter from Dr. Rob Sheehan at http://insightswithimpact.org    

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“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” -Conrad Hilton            

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Celebrating #GivingTuesday 2019

It’s time once again for one of the Impact team’s most treasured traditions. Each member of our staff selected a nonprofit with an amazing mission to receive one of Impact’s #GivingTuesday donations. Here are the organizations we’re celebrating this year, … more

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#WednesdayWisdom

“Writing is an extreme privilege but it’s also a gift. It’s a gift to yourself and it’s a gift of giving a story to someone.” – Amy Tan         Photo credit: St. Louis County Library Used under a Creative … more

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Just Say No

That was the advice from University of Oregon Foundation’s Jeff Comfort at the National Capital Gift Planning Council’s event on Wednesday. With 35 years of experience in planned giving, Comfort knows his stuff. He wants all charities to stop jumping … more

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Let’s Ask More of Philanthropy

Tomorrow, our greater Washington, DC community will come together to celebrate National Philanthropy Day. It’s a day set aside to honor the charitable work that EVERYONE does to make a difference and strengthen their communities. The Impact team will be … more

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