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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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3 Reasons We’re Excited for Planned Giving Days

At Impact we’re busy prepping for NCGPC’s Planned Giving Days Conference on May 25th & 26th. PG Days brings together all types of people in the gift planning profession to learn and network. Two days of educational sessions and events … more

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Big Bets Philanthropy and Social Change

It was just an ordinary day with lots of things on my to do list, until the email from The Bridgespan Group landed in my inbox with a TedX talk by Bridgespan partner William Foster. In just 15 minutes, I … more

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#WordsOfWisdomWednesday: We are the ones we’ve been waiting for

“A lot of people are waiting for Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi to come back— but they are gone. We are it. It is up to us. It is up to you” -Marian Wright Edelman, Founder, Children’s Defense Fund … more

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What Do We Say Now? 5 Tips for Nonprofit Messaging in the Trump Era

At Impact, we talk to a lot of nonprofit folks about messaging. And for many of our clients, things have been a little challenging since last November. Sure, there are the nonprofits like ACLU (who we’re proud to partner with), … more

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One Simple Trick to Make Your Clients Love You

Recognize that they are doing three hundred different things for ten different departments/people. It’s that simple. A quick “I understand how much you have on your plate, and want to help you ” goes a VERY long way. Because as … more

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