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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What Hocus Pocus Can Teach You About Major Gift Fundraising

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

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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

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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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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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Donors Choose Anonymity with Record $550M Public University Gift

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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

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

Major Gift Relationship Doesn’t Count

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

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

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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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[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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Identifying Ideal STOCK GIFT PROSPECTS

Donor Search

In our last Tip Tuesday post, you learned that gifts of appreciated securities benefit both the donor and your nonprofit. THIS week, learn the common characteristics of great stock gift prospects. We also gave you tips on how you can increase your donors’ stock giving through marketing and personal contact. 4 CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TYPICAL…

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FOUR STEPS FOR SUCCESSFUL STOCK GIFT PROCESSING

Donor Search

Last week’s Tip Tuesday gave you the characteristics of a typical stock gift prospect. This week, learn how to successfully process stock gifts. What Donors Need to Make a Stock Gift Through good marketing and direct conversations, you will motivate and guide your donors in stock giving. To make a stock gift, donors will need:…

Why Automatic Monthly Gift Upgrades Are a Bad Idea

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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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Matching Gifts and Donor Communication: The Ultimate Guide

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As you continue to develop your nonprofit fundraising strategies , it’s important to consider where matching gifts fit in. Fundraising Top Posts

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

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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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[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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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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Corporate Matching Gifts: Get Started as a Small Nonprofit

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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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University of Massachusetts Medical School Rebrands After $175M Gift

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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.

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.

Leveling up your major gifts program

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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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[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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Major Gifts Guide: The Ultimate Resource for Nonprofits

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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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PatronManager and Double the Donation Announce Matching Gifts Integration

Double the Donation

PatronManager – Patron Technology’s powerful ticketing and CRM solution – and Double the Donation are proud to launch a matching gift integration between PatronManager donation forms and 360MatchPro, the leading matching gifts automation provider by Double the Donation.

[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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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 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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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.

Use Giving Plans to Jumpstart Recurring Gifts

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You can also link gifts to specific goals and initiatives to create impact statements for donors. You can remove the uncertainty for your donors by telling them exactly how long their gift will last and how much they’ll end up giving over time.

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[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.”.

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.

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.

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

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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.

Three Ways to Attract Gifts of Appreciated Securities

Donor Search

Financially savvy donors know that, by directly transferring you a gift of appreciated… Stock giving is on the rise for nonprofit organizations of all sizes.

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Matching Gifts Program Management for Medical Nonprofits

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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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Matching Gifts & Giving Tuesday: How to Double Donations

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One of the best fundraising strategies for all sorts of nonprofit organizations involves making the most of matching gifts?—which As Giving Tuesday approaches this year, ensuring impactful matching gift practices is more critical than ever before.

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