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5 People You Should Be Following on Twitter

Our social media feeds can feel overwhelming. And with so many impressive influencers out there in the charitable space, it can be hard to tell who to follow. This is by no means an exhaustive list of Impact’s favorite social … more

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#Wednesdaywisdom

“Challenges make life interesting, however overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” -Mark Twain         Follow us on Facebook @ImpactStories and Twitter @ImpactDC            

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Field Building – What Is It? And Why Should You Care?

I first heard the term ‘field building’ when reading Stanford Social Innovation Review and appreciate their efforts to study and report on this and many topics of importance to the nonprofit community. Authors Taz Hussein, Matt Plummer, and Bill Breen … more

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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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8 Must-Have Components of a Winning Case Statement

Case statements come in many sizes and shapes—but they all aim to convince your donors to invest in the mission of your organization.  To make sure you have a winning case statement, include these 8 elements: 1. Use a Theme … more

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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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It Takes Two to Tango: 5 Tips for Engaging Your Donor’s Partner

You love your donor and they love your organization. But what about your donor’s partner? What have you done to help them become enthusiastic about your mission? Here are few quick tips to show your donors’ partners some love. It … 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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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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#WordsOfWisdomWednesday: Cost vs. Investment

“Many donors balk at an average fundraising cost as high as one-third of the money raised. Yet I don’t know any donor who, when told, ‘Give me £1.00 and I’ll quickly turn it into £3.00 for the cause,’ wouldn’t say, … more

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