Tag Archives: philanthropy

#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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Storytelling Tips from Planned Giving Days

This year, Planned Giving Days was all about storytelling—one of our favorite things here at Impact! It started with John Trybus of Georgetown University’s Center for Social Impact Communication. We already loved John before his plenary address last Thursday morning, … 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: Giving Liberates the Soul

“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” -Maya Angelou     Photo credit: © Ingrid Taylar. Used under a Creative Commons (CC-BY-2.0) license. Save Save Save Save Save

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What Do Memories Have to Do With Fundraising?

I always enjoy attending Planned Giving Days, sponsored by the National Capital Gift Planning Council and this year was no exception. Jay Steenhuysen led an interesting discussion on the donor experience. He challenged us to think about how we can … more

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Testing… Testing… But Did it Work? Check for Free!

We all know how important it is to test new direct marketing techniques so you can learn what really works best when it comes to motivating your donors to give. But once you get your results back, how do you … more

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Fighting Chronic Under-Investment Syndrome

Time and time again, we hear clients and potential clients tell us that they want to grow their planned giving program—just as soon as it is approved in their new budget! We aren’t talking about hiring a new staff member … more

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What’s Your Donor Strategy for Generation Z?

Guest Blog by Susan Crites Price, Philanthropy Writer   When I was a kid, if my friends and I wanted to raise money for charity, we’d have a bake sale. All we needed was a table, a sign, some goodies, … more

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