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The complete year-end guide to maximizing matching gifts

EveryAction

One way to bring any organization’s end-of-year fundraising strategy to the next level is a matching gift strategy. Understanding matching gifts Matching gifts are a type of corporate philanthropy where companies pledge to match employees’ donations to eligible nonprofits. Maximize corporate philanthropy funding.

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Recurring Extra Gift and Upgrade Best Practices

NonProfit PRO

Tax letters should aim to engage recurring donors and encourage them to either make an extra gift, upgrade to a higher level, switch to a higher retaining way of giving, or give the ultimate gift. Here's how you can do that.

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Major Gift Relationship Doesn’t Count

NonProfit PRO

A meeting started out negatively with the finance person saying that a personal relationship with a donor doesn’t really count – it doesn’t positively affect the retention or contribution of that donor. Now, to be fair, he didn’t exactly say it that way.

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[ASK AN EXPERT] How To Enter And Credit Donor Advised Fund Gifts In Your Database

Bloomerang

Today’s question comes from a nonprofit employee who wants advice on how to credit and acknowledge donor advised fund gifts in their donor database: Dear Charity Clairity, I’m unsure how to enter donor advised fund gifts in our database so they’re credited and acknowledged appropriately.

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Who Qualifies as a Major Donor Prospect for Your Organization? (3 Guidelines)

The Fundraising Authority

The following is an excerpt from our class How to Find New Major Donors and Get Them to Give to Your Non-Profit. Who qualifies as a major donor prospect for your organization? As you are looking for donors to make contact with and insert into your fundraising funnel, you don’t want to waste time. Good major donor prospects…. #1

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A New Nonprofit Donor Paradigm: First-Time And Habitual Gifts

Bloomerang

For years we’ve talked about donors from the perspective of a “pyramid” or “ladder.” Which is why I advocate retiring the old donor pyramid in favor of a dynamic energy vortex. It’s the reason so many donor programs have retention rates representing three steps forward, two steps back. I prefer a different donor paradigm.

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Text donor love to boost your end-of-year giving

EveryAction

Is there something you can do now to influence their end of year gift? Something that makes you stand out and lets your donors feel like the heroes that they are? Warm your donors up with some thoughtful stewardship through a channel that will help you get through: mobile. Why text donors? Think you’ll make a gift?

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