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#WednesdayWisdom: Donors Invest in Ideas

“Donors don’t give to institutions. They invest in ideas and people in whom they believe.” -G.T. Smith     Photo credit: Delta News Hub Used under a Creative Commons (CC-BY-2.0) license

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Philanthropy’s New Frontier

I can’t stop thinking about a session I attended at Planned Giving Days this spring. Why? Because Avery Tucker Fontaine of BNY Mellon painted a picture of how today’s potential donors think . . . and let’s just say, it’s … more

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#WordsOfWisdomWednesday: We All Matter

“There’s not a human being alive who doesn’t want—in any conversation, encounter, experience with another human being—to feel like they matter.” -Oprah Winfrey Save

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What’s Yoga Got to do With It?

In this field of do-gooders and dreamers, I am sure a number of you are fellow-yogis. Hello! I recently went to a yoga retreat in a beautiful place called Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Nestled into the side of a volcano, I … more

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3 Easy Planned Giving Tips for 2016

We often hear from new clients that they have wanted to get a planned giving program started for years and just never get around to it. Well, my friends, this is your year! Just taking these quick steps will position … more

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3 Ways to Make the Most of October

October. A month historically filled with the rustic colors of fall leaves and pumpkins and more recently filled with pink ribbons. The month set aside to bring attention to breast cancer in ways both noble and kitschy. Amongst Halloween, Oktoberfest … more

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Fearless Gift Planning Marketing

Are you intimidated by legal terms like “remainderman” and confused by acronyms like “CRAT” and “CRUT”? Do you worry about how you should promote planned gifts without rudely pointing out that we are all going to die? And have you … more

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Donors Longing for Immensity

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood, and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery As fundraisers it’s … more

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The Truth About Millennial Donors

As a Millennial, I’m a bit tired of the countless articles making generalizations about my generation. Usually detailing how we’re all lazy narcissists with a deep-seated sense of entitlement. That being said, NPR’s recent story on the giving habits of … more

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Great Donor Communications = Great Donor Retention

At Impact, we strongly believe that what’s most needed to retain good donors is good communications – across all channels and at all levels of the donor pyramid. We were impressed with what Chip Grizzard recently had to say about … more

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