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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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Fundraising Fraud – Presidential Style

“The New York attorney general filed suit against President Trump and his three eldest children Thursday, alleging “persistently illegal conduct” at the president’s personal charity, saying Trump repeatedly misused the nonprofit organization.” As a lifelong fundraiser, it is always distressing … more

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4 Quick Tips from Planned Giving Days

As always, the Impact Team learned a lot at Planned Giving Days last week. We wanted to share a few of our top takeaways for anyone helping their donors make an impact through planned gifts: We all know that Baby … more

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Fire Up Your Fundraising Copy: A Master Class with Kathy Swayze

Are you frustrated with the lack of passion in your appeals? Not getting the results you need from your mailings and emails? Struggling with messaging for your upcoming capital campaign? Join Kathy Swayze for her half-day master class Fire Up Your Fundraising Copy, … more

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Benchmarking for Beginners

Consultant’s Corner is a new column in AFP DC’s DConnections newsletter where you can submit questions to be answered by knowledgeable consultants and get advice on your burning fundraising questions. Read on to see the first question answered by Impact’s very … more

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What the New Tax Law Means for Your Donors

Some sobering insights from AFP about the tax law changes—with an interesting twist for mid-level fundraising:  1) The threshold to be able to take advantage of the charitable deduction has increased. Research from the Joint Committee on Taxation estimates that … more

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Want a Raise? Start Marketing Planned Giving!

Do you want to be a rock star in your organization? To add more value and raise more dollars to fuel your mission? You can! Join Impact’s own Kathy Swayze and Meg Roberts on DMFA’s planned giving marketing webinar tomorrow, … more

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8 Tips for Communicating Impact to Your Donors

Many of us scurried to make our charitable contributions in the final days of 2017. Who did you decide to give to… and what do communications have to do with it? Based on my own giving, I would say a … more

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Say Goodbye to Business as Usual

“It is our duty to take reasonable risk in pursuit of the systemic change we seek.” That was the message delivered at the National Capital Philanthropy Day luncheon in Washington, DC this week by the 2017 Philanthropist of the Year, … more

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Storytelling to Help Alzheimer’s Patients

We know the power of a good story… stories that evoke emotion at deep level… stories that move people up out of their comfort zone, but what about stories that heal the storyteller? In this instance, a couple’s own story … more

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