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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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#WednesdayWisdom

“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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Impact at The Copy Clinic

The October year-end appeal season is one of the busiest times of the year for fundraising professionals. But it all comes down to writing effective copy that achieves results. On October 17th, Impact’s own Kathy Swayze, CFRE and copywriter Barry … more

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WednesdayWisdom

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou       Photo credit: Saint Sabina Photos Used under a Creative Commons (CC-BY-2.0) … more

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Take My Blood! Direct Mail Inspiration Just in Time for Halloween

I’ll admit, it had been awhile since I stopped by the Red Cross to donate blood. But when I got this package in the mail, it didn’t just remind me to schedule a donation—it reminded me of some important direct … more

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#WednesdayWisdom: Storytelling

“Storytellers broaden our minds: engage, provoke, inspire and ultimately, connect us.” -Robert Redford       Photo credit: Marco Verch Used under a Creative Commons (CC-BY-2.0) license     

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