A Matching Gift Brings in Big Bucks

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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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Using a Mini-Campaign to Jumpstart Your Major Gifts Program

Charity Navigator

It’s high time you started a major gifts program for your organization. While perusing donor lists of event keepsake booklets, you’re surprised that some of your low-level donors give much higher gifts to organizations of similar size or even cause areas.

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Marketing Matching Gifts With Direct Mail Outreach

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That’s why we recommend taking a multi-channel approach to marketing matching gifts with direct mail outreach and online engagement efforts. And in the end, that means more matching gifts for your cause. Marketing Matching Gifts With Letters. Incorporating matching gift outreach?—whether

Marketing Matching Gifts To Your Internal Team

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If you’re looking for new methods that your organization can use to collect increased funds, matching gifts are one of the best ways to go. by marketing matching gifts to your internal team. This should include prioritizing your: Internal Awareness of Matching Gifts.

NCOA Gets $8M Gift From Scott

The NonProfit Times

One of the few known gifts in the latest round of giving by author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott was an $8-million gift to the National Council on Aging (NCOA). It’s the largest unrestricted gift in the 72-year history of the organization.

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6 Points of Economic Reality for Major Gifts

NonProfit PRO

That’s why we’re starting a major gifts program.” This is how many leaders think the economy of a major gifts program works. These leaders need a dose of economic reality as it relates to major gifts. Major Gifts“We need more money.

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Get More Gifts From Your Email Subscribers

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How to Insert Emotion Into Major Gifts

NonProfit PRO

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

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Get That “Warm Glow” Through Tribute Donations (aka the perfect last-minute holiday gift!)

Charity Navigator

Finding meaningful holiday gifts is often challenging. holiday gifts holidays last-minute gifts tribute giftsWhat do you get your loved one that seemingly has it all or never tells you what they want? In this blog, I discuss the idea of donating in honor of a loved one.

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AFP & Charitable Gift Planners of Indiana

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What Hocus Pocus Can Teach You About Major Gift Fundraising

Bloomerang

Believe it or not, I’ve found that there are parallels between one of the greatest Halloween movies ever made and major gift fundraising. When preparing a major gift proposal, focus on the short-term and long-term impact their gifts would make on the trajectory of the organization.

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Gift Histories Predict the Future

NonProfit PRO

Here is how to use gift histories to help forecast future fundraising goals. Determining where the funds will come from to deliver on the mission can feel a bit like a numerical game of Tetris, trying to make all the pieces fit together no matter how strange the final configuration.

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

Your Major Gift Work Is Not About the Money

NonProfit PRO

As a major gifts officer, the primary question asked is, essentially, “How’s the money coming in?” Major GiftsThe finance office needs to know because it can't pay the bills with air. The goal you made also set an expectation that a certain amount of money would come in.

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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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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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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

3 Reasons Why Nonprofits Should Embrace Stock Gifting (and How to Do It)

Nonprofit Tech for Good

And while stock gifting has been limited either by lack of awareness among potential donors or a painstaking process, the prize for nonprofits is enormous. “If As a result, pre-tax stock gifts are generally much larger than after-tax cash gifts.

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[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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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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Book Review: The Surprising Gift of Doubt

NonProfit PRO

“The Surprising Gift of Doubt,” written by Marc Pitman of Concord Leadership Group, is a book that’s not just about nonprofit leadership. Fundraiser Education Book Review Fundraiser education Nonprofit Leadership The Surprising Gift of Doubt

How Do You Track and Record Recurring Gifts?

NonProfit PRO

As recurring gifts have no end date, so this is not like your typical major gift pledge where you get big amounts over a limited period. Recurring gifts are counted when received, so only actual payments are measured in the account system. Monthly Giving Recurring gift

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[ASK AN EXPERT] What to Do When You’re Notified About A Legacy Gift

Bloomerang

Today’s question comes from a nonprofit employee who wants advice on what to do when you get notified of an estate gift of which you were previously unaware. . Who should we thank for this gift and how can we get in touch with them to show our appreciation?

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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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Lifetime Value Starts With the Second Gift

NonProfit PRO

The motivation that gets someone to take the first step to support an organization (donating or volunteering) is quite different from their motivation to continue to be engaged.

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[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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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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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.

Nonprofit Stock Donations and Matching Gifts | What to Know

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After all, these gifts offer exclusive financial benefits both to the donor contributing the gift and the nonprofit receiving it. But what about nonprofit stock donations and matching gifts? Are gifts of securities typically eligible to be matched by donors’ employers?

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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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[Webinar] Major Gifts: Asking in the Age of Zoom

CauseVox

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, major gift work revolved around in-person donor visits – and for many of us, that’s how we would prefer to make those big asks.

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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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3 Tips for Keeping Gift Officers Motivated

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As you work to implement your fundraising vision, its likely gift officers play a vital role. In this dynamic work environment, how are you keeping gift officers motivated and connected to their outcomes? Why are we called “fundraisers” or “gift officers” or “directors of development?”

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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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Marketing Matching Gifts On Your Website

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Marketing matching gifts on your website is a great way to promote the opportunity while encouraging donors to give more?—and and make a matching gift request. Matching gifts are a great way to do that. Marketing Matching Gifts With Dedicated Match Pages.

[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 Donors To Consider a Recurring Donor Advised Fund Gift

NonProfit PRO

Now is the time to motivate those donors who want to optimize their tax deductions this year to consider a gift from their donor advised fund. But did you know that you can ask donors to consider recurring gifts from their donor advised fund?

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Marketing Matching Gifts In Your Donation Process

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Matching gifts empower donors to make a larger impact on a cause that they care about?. Not to mention, Double the Donation research reports that 84% of donors say they’re more likely to donate if they know a matching gift is being offered. Matching Gift Recognition.

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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Marketing Matching Gifts In Your Digital Communications

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The #1 reason why donors don’t submit matching gift requests is that they don’t know their employers offer such programs. including marketing matching gifts in your digital communications. In the end, that makes the matched gift larger, too!

4 Key Benefits of Employer Matching Gifts for Nonprofits

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Employer matching gifts offer ample benefits to each stakeholder, including the company matching the gift, the employee making the initial donation, and the nonprofit receiving the funds. . Ready to find out more about how matching gifts make an impact?

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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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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.