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Take My Money: Fuzzy Flyers Edition

Take My Money is a new occasional series featuring creative inspiration straight from Impact’s mailbox. If I were a character in “Harry Potter,” I would totally have a pet bat. I mean, owls are way too mainstream, amirite? So I … more

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Take My Money: Valentine’s Day Edition

Take My Money is a new occasional series featuring creative inspiration straight from Impact’s mailbox. It’s no secret that Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show your donors how much you love them. And this card my husband and … more

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How Much Do You Know About Your Donors of Color?

While interviewing a foundation leader recently, I learned about a thought-provoking report by the Vaid Group: The Apparitional Donor: Understanding and Engaging High Net Worth Donors of Color. It’s eye-opening to read about how philanthropy continues to overlook donors from … more

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Government Shutdown: Philanthropy Responds

The facts are sobering. More than 800,000 federal workers not getting paid. Washington-DC area restaurants report business down 20 to 60%. A devastating halt to health and education programs provided based on historic agreements between Native tribes and the government. … more

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Communications is NOT Overhead

If you work for a social impact organization, chances are your work involves moving people to action, enacting public policy, providing services, conducting research, changing public opinion, or some combination of these and other functions. What good does it do … more

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#WednesdayWisdom: We’re All Storytellers

“Look, we’re all storytellers. There’s no one alive who isn’t a storyteller, even if they don’t think they are. Every day is a story.” -Steven Spielberg   We’re inspired by Spielberg’s work with the USC Shoah Foundation to combat hate … more

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Fundraiser’s Corner: The Story of #GivingTuesday in 40 Subject Lines

#GivingTuesday was bigger than ever this year – raising $380 million from 3.6 million donors.  What were the Trends this year? #GivingTuesday started earlier and lasted longer, with many organizations sending emails a week or more in advance and a … more

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Impact Celebrates #GivingTuesday

The tradition at Impact continues – each member of our staff selected a nonprofit to a receive a contribution from the company on Giving Tuesday. Take a look at the organizations we are celebrating this year. Kathy: “My Giving Tuesday charity … more

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20 Years of Impact

Today marks the official day of Impact Communication’s 20th anniversary.  If you’re reading this, you’ve played a part in Impact’s journey. Thank you. We were thrilled to celebrate earlier this month with those who have supported this company in countless … more

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Provide a warm welcome to your new donors

I purchased something online from Jet. I didn’t give it much thought–it just popped up as I was searching for a product I needed to buy. I went ahead and bought it, but then Jet welcomed me in such a … more

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