A Matching Gift Brings in Big Bucks

Get Fully Funded

A matching gift is a great opportunity to leverage a generous donation from one donor, or a group of donors, to bring in even more money from other donors for your nonprofit. Turning a $50 donation into a $100 gift adds a little umph to the joy of giving!

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How to Insert Emotion Into Major Gifts

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Donor Relationship Management Major Gifts Donor communications Emotional connection Major-gifts

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Donors Choose Anonymity with Record $550M Public University Gift

NonProfit PRO

Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, inspired the largest gift ever made to public higher education: $550 million. It’s a gift with very few restrictions, made outright over the span of 10 years to the university, its medical school and athletics. Education Major Gifts

How to Use a News Story to Support Your Major Gift Ask

NonProfit PRO

Below is a perfect example from our colleague Diana Frazier on how she advised a major gift officer to use a news story to support a major gift ask. Major Gifts Major Donors Major Gift Ask Major-gift officer

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More Recurring Gifts From Digital Approaches

NonProfit PRO

Monthly Giving Recurring Donations Donor retention Monthly giving Recurring Donors Recurring GiftsFace-to-face/door-to-door fundraising, also known as canvassing, came to a screeching halt during COVID-19.

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Keeping the Finance Person Happy With Major Gifts

NonProfit PRO

In major gifts, there is nothing better than a good finance person to be your partner. Major GiftsIf you have a good one, pour on the love. They need affirmation just like you do, and they do not get enough of it.

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Major Gift Relationship Doesn’t Count

NonProfit PRO

What he said is that the investment in a major gifts officer (MGO) was not worth the result in revenue in the first two years of the MGOs tenure — and that those donors were better off just being communicated with by direct mail. Donor Relationship Management Major Gifts

[ASK AN EXPERT] How To Document Legacy Gift Intent

Bloomerang

Today’s question comes from a nonprofit employee who wants advice on how to talk to legacy givers as you document their legacy gift intent. . I don’t recommend requiring donors to report to you the amount of their legacy gift expectancy.

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Avoid the Triple Whammy: How a Mid-Level Program Can Save Major Gifts

NonProfit PRO

So, the major gift program suffers because you’re not feeding major gifts a healthy diet of qualified major donors. Donor Relationship Management Major GiftsTypically, we see clogs in that pipeline in the mid-level range of giving.

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University of Massachusetts Medical School Rebrands After $175M Gift

NonProfit PRO

Education Major GiftsThe University of Massachusetts Medical School is commemorating an unrestricted $175 million donation from the Morningside Foundation — the philanthropic arm of venture capital and private equity firm Morningstar — that will more than double its endowment.

[ASK AN EXPERT] How to Negotiate a Gift of Realty with Strings Attached

Bloomerang

Today’s question comes from a fundraiser who needs advice on how to deal with a potential legacy gift that has conditions attached. . Turning down a gift can be a tough decision. Generally, for a gift to be tax-deductible, the donor must relinquish control over its use.

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An Insider’s Guide to Growing Your Nonprofit’s Gifts and Wills Program

Bloomerang

Legacy gifts are an area of revenue in the nonprofit sector that few can afford to overlook. The hardest part is measuring the effectiveness of a particular campaign and trying to predict gifts in wills’ income for the future. Legacy Gifts / Planned Giving / Bequests

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[ASK AN EXPERT] How to Negotiate a Gift of Reality with Strings Attached

Bloomerang

Today’s question comes from a fundraiser who needs advice on how to deal with a potential legacy gift that has conditions attached. . Turning down a gift can be a tough decision. Generally, for a gift to be tax-deductible, the donor must relinquish control over its use.

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Why Automatic Monthly Gift Upgrades Are a Bad Idea

NonProfit PRO

If you ask for a monthly gift, you’ll want the donor to be very conscious, alert and intent about making that commitment. Monthly Giving Automatic Monthly Gift Upgrades Automatic Upgrades Monthly giving

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[ASK AN EXPERT] Should I Publicize the Amount of a Major Gift?

Bloomerang

Today’s question comes from a fundraiser who needs advice on best practices around acknowledging and recognizing major gifts. . We’ve received the largest ever single gift to our organization, over $800,000. Are they okay with you publicizing the gift?

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Top 3 Reasons to Consider Making Recurring Gifts Instead of One-time Gifts

Charity Navigator

Read on to discover my Top 3 Reasons to Consider Making Recurring Gifts instead of One-time Gifts. Maybe you've had one before or maybe you have one (or many) active at the moment.

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Webinar: Drive Donations & Engagement Via Gift Matching

NonProfit PRO

How valuable are Employer matching gifts? 84% of donors say they are more likely to donate if a match is offered.

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Major Gifts Guide: The Ultimate Resource for Nonprofits

Donor Search

As a nonprofit fundraising professional, you’ve likely heard the question posed: what’s better for your program—one gift of $1 million or one million gifts of $1? But the million-dollar gifts are significantly harder to come by!

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[ASK AN EXPERT] Who are the Best Prospects for Legacy Gifts?

Bloomerang

Today’s question comes from a nonprofit leader who needs advice on who the best prospects are to ask for legacy gifts. Dear No Rockefellers, It’s a myth that legacy gifts must come from rich people. 30% make a commitment = 45 planned gifts .

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[ASK AN EXPERT] What is the Purpose of Publicizing Legacy Gifts?

Bloomerang

So no one in the family will notice how, or if, we acknowledge the gift. My boss thinks talking about such gifts is a bit unseemly because they’re received due to a death. Dear Need to Make a Case, There are two ways I like to honor/acknowledge legacy gifts: Story of impact.

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Major Gift Fundraising: Improve Your Strategy with Tech

Top Nonprofits

As a nonprofit fundraising professional, you’re well aware that major gifts are some of the most important components of your organization’s overall fundraising strategy. These gifts make up a significant portion of your annual fundraising revenue, and they don’t just appear at random.

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Leveling up your major gifts program

Candid

One way to get more funding is to start or grow your major gifts program to channel resources toward an equitable recovery for all. Starting a major gifts program can be intimidating. First, define (or revise) what a major gift is at your organization. It has been quite a year.

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Corporate Matching Gifts: Get Started as a Small Nonprofit

Charity Navigator

But there’s one source of revenue that you might not have already tapped into: corporate matching gifts. corporate matching gifts employee giving small nonprofitsAs a small nonprofit organization, you’re already doing good work to help your surrounding community.

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20 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For environmentally friendly and socially conscious holiday shoppers that prefer to give donations to nonprofits as holiday gifts, the 20 holiday gift programs listed below are a good starting point for your holiday shopping. Ranging from wildlife conservation to refugee relief, tribute gifts make excellent holiday gifts for friends, family, and work colleagues. Audubon Society Gift Catalog. Best Friends Animal Society Gifts. DonorsChoose.org Gift Cards.

[ASK AN EXPERT] How to Publicly Recognize Memorial Gifts

Bloomerang

Today’s question comes from a fundraiser who wants advice on how to honor, credit, and recognize their memorial gifts. . This would basically give credit to the same gift twice on the Honor Roll. You don’t want to inadvertently send the message that memorial gifts don’t “count.”.

Goosehead Insurance Founders Provide Montana State University Nursing Program With $101M Gift

NonProfit PRO

Education Health Major GiftsWith 52 of 56 Montana counties classified as medically underserved and health professional shortage areas, per the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the philanthropists saw a need that the university’s nursing program could help solve.

Combining Wealth Screening and Matching Gift Efforts

Double the Donation

And if you’re looking to increase your organization’s corporate revenue as well, wealth screening and matching gift efforts go hand in hand. To boost your wealth screening and matching gift strategies simultaneously, equipping your team with the right tips and tools is critical.

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Matching Gifts Program Management for Medical Nonprofits

Qgiv

Luckily, there’s a great way to make your donors’ gifts double (and sometimes triple) in value. By instituting a matching gifts program at your medical nonprofit, your donors can provide additional funds so you can continue to do your crucial work. What is a matching gift program?

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Bright Idea: Show Impact of Recurring Gifts

Qgiv

They sent an email appeal to donors asking them to make a monthly gift. These impact statements showed donors what was possible with their gift. What would their monthly gift accomplish? Who would this gift help? Who They Are.

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The Gift Begins with Securing the First Meeting

NonProfit PRO

Think about your fundraising career. Did you take classes, learn from mentors, read books or attempt to gain experience on a trial-and-error basis?

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10 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As a follow-up to 25 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofit s , below are 10 holiday gift programs that benefit nonprofits. Gifts range from symbolic adopt-an-acre of a national park gifts to funding a classroom project in a low-income community. These gift programs are ideal for socially and environmentally conscious holiday shoppers that would prefer their holiday spending directly empower nonprofits. World Wildlife Gift Center.

25 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The study also found that o nline shoppers plan to spend 16 percent more than brick-and-mortar shoppers this holiday season on gifts, decorations, greeting cards, and food. ONE HOPE Wine and Gifts. According to Shop.org’s annual Holiday 2014 Pre-Holiday Retailer and Consumer Study , two out of five U.S. consumers started their holiday shopping in October.

Should You Have a Donor Account for Monthly Gifts?

NonProfit PRO

If you know that the typical number of people who finish a gift is only 21%, that means 79% do not give, even though they go to your organization’s page to donate. What’s preventing donors from making the gift?

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19 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As follow-up to 29 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofits , below are 19 nonprofits that are offering symbolic gifts and adoptions this holiday season. These gift programs are ideal for socially and environmentally conscious holiday shoppers that would prefer their spending directly empower nonprofits. They also make excellent gifts for activists and advocates of global development, environmental conservation, and wildlife protection. American Rivers Gifts.

3 Ways Prospect Research Can Help Your Nonprofit Attract More Major Gifts [Guest Post]

EveryAction

Major gift prospects are the heavy weights of the fundraising world. fundraising guest post major gifts prospect research D o some jumping jacks to get the blood flowing. Don’t arch your back. Inhale as you lift. Focus on the muscle group you’re working. Just like lifting more weight, raising more money requires proper technique. You have to want more, strive for more, and do what it takes to attain more.

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Transformational Gifts Aren’t Out of Reach — All You Need Is a Big Idea

NonProfit PRO

Transformational gifts can take your organization to the next level.

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Encourage Gift Matching with One Easy Update to Your Form

Qgiv

When those gifts are doubled (or sometimes even tripled!). How you can make it easier for your donors to match more gifts so your nonprofit can raise more money? By making gift matching part of the donation process! Add a Matching Gifts Widget to Your Donation Form.

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29 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It may cost a bit more to purchase fair trade and from nonprofits, but the quality is often better, the gifts more unique and meaningful, and consequently much less likely to end up the landfill by early spring. The National Retail Federation is projecting that the average American holiday shopper will spend on $738 this holiday season generating more than $602 billion in total sales.

3 Ways to Incorporate Matching Gifts Into Your Fundraising Strategy

Classy

A simple way to boost funds with minimal effort is to allow your donors to double eligible donations through employer matching gift programs. Maximize matching gift revenue with direct appeals. Market Your Matching Gift Program to Boost Awareness.

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Major Gifts and a $260,000 Online Donation

NetWits

Guest post by Bill Connors , author of Fundraising with The Raiser’s Edge: A Non-Technical Guide. >> Join his free webinar on 4/17/12 @ 2pm ET - Making a major impact with your major gifts program. — Larger and larger gifts are being given online. In fact, Blackbaud’s 2011 Online Giving Report , noted that the largest online gift in 2011 was $260,000 ! The question for me is, “Is this major gifts fundraising ?” For making the actual gift.

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A Penny (or $20 Amazon Gift Card) for Your Thoughts?

NonProfit PRO

NonProfit PRO is looking for insights from our community of experts on the condition of the nonprofit landscape.

12 School & Higher Ed Fundraising Platforms That Match Gifts

Double the Donation

360MatchPro by Double the Donation , the leading provider of matching gift automation software, integrates with the best school and university fundraising platforms. Talk to the double the Donation team to take advantage of matching gifts with these awesome platform integrations.

10 Holiday Tribute Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For environmentally friendly and socially conscious holiday shoppers that prefer to give donations to nonprofits as holiday gifts, the 10 holiday tribute gift programs listed below are a good starting point for your holiday shopping. Ranging from wildlife conservation to refugee relief, tribute gifts make excellent holiday gifts for friends, family, and work colleagues. International Rescue Committee Rescue Gifts. Nothing But Nets Gift Nets.