Accounting for Development Gifts

Connection Cafe

gifts in the future. Too often, however, nonprofit organizations focus only on getting gifts “in the door”, and don’t pay enough attention to how those gifts are actually put to use in the community.

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When Worlds Collide: Major Gifts and Direct Marketing Team Up to Maximize Mid-Level Donors

Connection Cafe

Four years ago, the only thing major gifts officers and direct marketing teams shared was the office bathroom. Mid-level giving programs exist at the intersection between major gifts and direct marketing. Major gifts fundraising is a game of quantum leaps.

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GIft Economies at MPS09

Amy Sample Ward

Use the tag #MPS09 to follow conversations and highlights from others at the event. Because it helps us deal with panic or impulses, it’s a gift. The amazing thing about the web is what we can do with those impulses, stories, and gifts. PatientOpinion was created as a gift economy. the gift always tarvels/what does around comes around. Are gift economies undermined by the thought that someone, somewhere is making money off it?

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Giving the Gift of Accessibility

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

What a wonderful gift!! What a wonderful gift! :D D Your note and the gift of getting a book into the collection has made my day. What an absolutely delightful gift, and I appreciate it very much. What a lovely gift for the holidays! •

Introducing Apsona batch gift entry for the Nonprofit Starter Pack

Judi Sohn

At KELL Partners , we couldn’t migrate them to a NPSP-based solution without a decent batch gift entry solution. You have to match those gifts to existing donors or create new ones if they don’t exist.

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Matching Gifts Best Practices

Robert Weiner has published the results of their 2008 survey on how nonprofits are handling corporate matching gifts. The findings included: Although 99% of respondents accept matching gifts, only 67% actively ask individual donors to request matching gifts. 29% of respondents reported raising over $250,000 in matching gift income in 2008. 87% of respondents said matching gifts accounted for less than 10% of their gift income last year.

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Gift Economgy and Social Reporting at myPublicServices Conference

Amy Sample Ward

it’s a gift economy event, and 2. my gift is social reporting. A Gift Economy Event. This is how the myPublicServices conference team explains their ideas about the gift economy: The web has already transformed the way we book a holiday, buy a camera, and share the snaps.

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New listing of big gifts

Robert Weiner

Jay Frost of (formerly of WealthID) has started a new blog that will track large individual gifts to all types of charities in the US and abroad: Tags: Prospect Research Fundraising

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Accounting for Development Gifts

Tech Soup Blog

gifts in the future. Too often, however, nonprofits focus only on getting gifts "in the door," and don’t pay enough attention to how those gifts are actually put to use in the community. Tag every gift with the donor’s designation: When we get a gift that is designated for a specific purpose, we are required to spend the gift for the stated purpose.

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Best Tips for Holiday Gift-giving Programs


Your supporters love shopping for gifts that support causes. M&R released a guide that outlines best practices in holiday gift-giving programs. Another words make it easy for them to quickly view the gifts you are selling and to purchase them.

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NOZA Announced Gift Alerts

Tech Soup Blog

Our donor partner NOZA is now offering Announced Gift Alerts , a weekly email digest of new and newsworthy major gifts and pledges to nonprofit organizations. Tags: Fundraising Online Grantseeking Online Grantseeking Check out a preview at the Nozasearch Blog , and sign up here if you'd like to begin receiving updates!

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Three New Ways to Delight Your Donors

Connection Cafe

That means prompt acknowledgement letters, hand-written notes for major gifts, and regular phone calls of gratitude to new donors. Every year, more and more donors are making their charitable gifts online, which is making your customized response envelopes a thing of the past.

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The Current Economy and Major Gifts Fundraising

Robert Weiner

Here’s another: Kevin Johnson of Retriever Development Counsel posted a response to the question, I’m preparing a major gift strategic overview and wanted to include updated thoughts on the current economic situation and how that might affect our numbers moving forward. Tags: Fundraising

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11 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits and Make the World A Better Place :: 2010 Edition

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Last year’s list of nonprofit holiday gift programs has been getting a lot traffic over the last two weeks thanks to Google searches. Please use your purchasing power wisely and with compassion this holiday season by giving gifts that benefit nonprofits and make the world a better place.

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Cross Blog Discussion: NpTech Tag

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've been reflecting on some of the points made about the pros/cons of the NpTech Tag and the comment that Laura Quinn left here. I scan the tagged items every week and do a pattern analysis and summary of these undifferentiated items. I think that the scanning the NpTech Tag can provide a zeitgeist. What if we thought of the NPTech Tag as a way to aggregate and facilitate a more focused distributed conversation and the summary is, well, a summary.

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Do Good Gifts

Have Fun - Do Good

Every year my family says we are going to do the one gift rule, but it never happens so. I am trying to think of alternative ways to share the gift love that are fun for me and fun for them. UNICEF I've blogged about their improved gift line before. Christmas holiday gift

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11 Holiday Gift Programs that Benefit Nonprofits and Make the World A Better Place

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Did you know that in the United States more than 70% of holiday gifts end up in the landfill within 6 months? Below are 11 great holiday gift programs that benefit nonprofits and make the world a better place: 1. Oxfam America Unwrapped: Unique charitable gifts that do good. Gifts range from $12 to $10,000. You’ll receive a free card with the image of your specific gift. View Gifts. [ These make great gifts for kids and people that love animals.

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See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Tag Line: Keeping You Smarter Through Blogging

See What's Out There

Our tag line at See3 is “Empowering Nonprofits by Powering Their Media&# Nonprofits have tag lines also. It’s good to have a tag line that’s hard to argue with. Consultant Nancy Schwartz is doing some research about nonprofit tag lines.

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Take the Tacky Out of Your Last Minute Gifts with Firebug

Beaconfire Wire

The Gift: Before. Problem: The holidays are coming up again, and once again you waited too long to buy your gifts. They don’t even offer an e-card that nicely displays the gift you purchased. The Gift: After.

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Thank You Holly Ross and NTEN for Gift of Community

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Tags: 10ntc This year we toasted NTEN's first decade and people in the community who have been there since the beginning (including me ) But I'd like to raise a glass and toast Holly Ross, NTEN's executive director.

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Giving the Gift of Technology

Museum 2.0

And while I’m not someone who's hot and heavy on stuff exchange, I appreciate the value of gifts and want to encourage you to consider giving your loved ones the gift of technology this season. When you get someone a gift, you try to find something that fits these criteria.

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7 Tips to Make Sure That Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event Doesn't Flop

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

For example, you could let them know what can be accomplished with gifts ranging from $50 to gifts of $5,000. Ask the supporter if they would consider making a gift or attending a volunteer event. And sometimes an unexpected thank you prompts a follow-up gift right away.

Participation through Gifting: Pass It On

Museum 2.0

donation to the universe, is a gift. We've all received (and hopefully given) gifts from strangers before--the woman who lets you go to the bathroom first, the family that hands you some carnival tickets on their way out and your way in. Why discuss gifting on Museum 2.0?

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Tis the Season for Charity Gift Cards | Nonprofit Trends with.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Tis the Season for Charity Gift Cards Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on November 9th, 2010 The Los Angeles Times had an article the other day called “Causes offers gift cards for charitable giving.&# Jessica Guynn covers the launch of charity gift cards by Causes that are available in 800 Safeway and Vons supermarkets in California.

NpTech Tag: Roundups from and about Facebook and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Deborah Finn isn't crazy about Facebook, although she likes giving virtual gifts and especially using the applications of her clients, like Changing the Present. Tag your post with "net2thinktank." The NpTech Tag started as an experimental community tagging project in 2005.

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Another Great Resource for Nonprofits: Gifts In Kind International

Tech Soup Blog

Like TechSoup, Gifts In Kind International is a nonprofit working to help other nonprofits get the resources they need to fulfill their missions. Gifts In Kind helps qualified nonprofits secure a variety of donated goods, including educational supplies, toys, personal care products, clothing, home improvement materials, building supplies, and much more. Benefits of Joining Gifts In Kind: read more. Tags: Running Your Organization

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Survey: Win an Amazon Gift Card!

Tech Soup Blog

We will select one respondent at random to receive a $25 gift certificate. Tags: Backing Up Data Physical Security Running Your Organization Security Staff Tech Planning Training Troubleshooting and Maintenance

NpTech Tag Summary: Nonprofits Lead Fortune 500 in Social Web Adoption, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And you don't have purchase new stuff to give a gift. There are lots of alternative gift giving opportunities too, take for example Save the Children gift catalog that lets you and your children explore a map of the world and imagine how simple gifts make a difference.

Have Fun Do Good Link Love: Echoing Green, Jobs for Change, Julia Cameron and 29 Gifts

Have Fun - Do Good

29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life Filling the Well: Giving to Yourself Join My Village: Ladies Home Journal Do Good Challenge Make Someone's Day: Write a Letter Whew! If you missed my friend Cami Walker of 29 Gifts on the Today Show , you can watch it online.

Making Giving Fun: Case Study from Oxfam

Amy Sample Ward

It’s the time of year again when organizations, large and small, try to break out the holiday wishes, stories, and campaigns to get one last donation, one last gift and one last pledge in before the new year.

Major Gift Fundraising: Facts and Opinions from a Recovering Fundraising Consultant

Tech Soup Blog

is sharing his wisdom on developing a major gifts program at nonprofits. Where do major gifts come from? Major gifts come from three primary sources: (1) Corporations (2) Foundations (3) Individuals. Why do people give major gifts?

Want a $25 Amazon Gift Card? What Do You Think of the TechSoup Blog?

Tech Soup Blog

If you'd like to win a fantastic hour of one-on-one tech consulting AND a $25 gift card, then you need to take 10 minutes out of your day today (or tomorrow) to tell us what you think of the TechSoup Blog. Tags: Using the Web and Internet Web 2.0 Alright.

Menu for Hope: Holiday Gift Giving

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Technorati Tags: nptech , net2I had the pleasure of sitting next to Dina Mehta , a blogger from Indian and fabulous person. She posted this about the Menu for Hope , a little fundraiser by food blogger, to help people affected by the earthquake in Northern India and Pakistan. I love seeing how grassroots fundraising translates to blogs. Even better, according to a comment, they've raised $5,600 so far. I'm going over to donate -- entry level donation is $5.

NTEN Members: Renew Early and Receive a Gift This Month


Tags: nonprofit technology NPTech NTEN nten members Flickr: CGC When it comes to the Nonprofit Technology Conference and NTEN membership, our organizational calendars always seem to move so much faster than the calendar on my wall. You'd think we were already in 2011 with all the 11NTC activity going on -- and now that October is here, we're activating memberships for the 2011 calendar year.

NpTech Tag: To Launch White-Label Social Network for Nonprofits, GeekToys that Give Geekbumps, and Blog Readability

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Marnie Webb (who appears to be blogging a bit more these days since she switched to a MAC ) tagged an interesting article from the Wall Journal that asks " Is there a numerical cap on how many friends we can have? Or purchase gift items from a socially responsible retail store like Ten Thousand Islands that helps support local artisans and Fair Trade in developing countries. So, I have no idea why this page was tagged with NpTech. What reading level is your blog?

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nfp 2.0 » Not-for-profit’s have the gift of stories

Rebooting Charity

whitewater widgets yak shack January 29th, 2007 Not-for-profit’s have the gift of stories Nancy Schwartz invited me to submit a piece for this week’s Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants theme on “How do Nonprofit Communicators Compete for Audiences’ Attention?&#

Social Media Breakfast Boston: Help Leverage A Tyson Foods Gift of Protein for Boston

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

tags: givelist giving ). Social Media Breakfast Boston View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. Before you read any further, go over to Tyson Foods and c omment on this post about hunger in Massachusetts. For every comment, Tyson Foods will donate 100 pounds of protein to the Boston Food Bank. It only takes a minute to leave a comment indicating you've read the post and it can do so much.

Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Give the gift of interest free microloans: Give the gift of interest free microloans: Last Updated on Friday, 25 December 2009 09:50 Written by Steve Sunday, 26 November 2006 05:22 This year my family will be giving Kiva gift certificates to our friends and loved ones. technorati tags: kiva , microlending This entry was posted on Sunday, November 26th, 2006 at 5:22 pm and is filed under Change , Civics.

Life after Common Ground: Part 1 – Nonprofit Starter Pack

Judi Sohn

One of my favorite features of the Nonprofit Starter Pack is how it handles gift payments. True confessions: I never liked the way Common Ground handled Pledges and Recurring Gifts. Common Ground defined a pledge as a repeating gift with a fixed number of payments and end date. A recurring gift (typically generated by an online individual donor) was a repeating gift with no end date. It’s not just about whether the gift has an end date.

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nfp 2.0 » Job tagging as a recruitment tool

Rebooting Charity

Employers could add tags to opportunities that would be used to power job searches. Breast Cancer Care are looking for a Web Content Manager to join their New Media team and have created a web page using tags to convey the nature of the role.

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nfp 2.0 » The Next Google

Rebooting Charity

Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0

nfp 2.0 » An interview with the Widget King

Rebooting Charity

I’m going to tag your post with NpTech! Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0

Roundup of 2009 Online Giving Stats

Robert Weiner

The average gift size was $80.80. Most organizations saw declines in average gift size. Its findings included: The 151 nonprofits that provided data for both 2008 and 2009 reported that overall donations fell by a median of 9% while online gifts grew by 5%.

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