Tag Archives: philanthropy

#WednesdayWisdom: Little Bits of Good

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” -Desmond Tutu     Photo credit: Ben Sutherland 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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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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Who’s excited for Planned Giving Days?!

Impact is looking forward to being out and about at tomorrow’s annual Planned Giving Days conference. Here are just a few of the things we’re excited about: Laura Gobbi of the Smithsonian Institution reports back on Smithsonian’s most recent and … more

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What we owe humanity

“If you’re in the luckiest one percent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 percent.” – Warren Buffett     Photo credit: © dlands333 Used under a Creative Commons (CC-BY-2.0) license.   … 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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#WordsOfWisdomWednesday: Philanthropy is not enough

“Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.       Photo credit: © Alan Kotok. Used under a Creative Commons (CC-BY-2.0) … more

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#WordsOfWisdomWednesday: What is a legacy?

“Legacy. What is a legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see.” —Hamilton, “The World Was Wide Enough” Are you coming to the Bridge Conference next month? You can hear Impact’s own Meg Roberts share more … 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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