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Board Giving: Most Recent Stats

August 15, 2018 | Laurence A. Pagnoni

Your board member’s giving is necessary for many reasons. Consider these top whys and wherefores. An appeal letter is particularly convincing if a board member uses him or herself as…


Fundraising Idea Gold: Donor Surveys

August 8, 2018 | Laurence A. Pagnoni

Donor surveys are powerful, yet underutilized. Do you know your donor’s age? If you intend on cultivating and engaging them, you must know their age. A donor survey can help…


It’s Permanent: Does Your Year-End Fundraising Drive Include IRA Owners Over Age 70.5?

August 1, 2018 | Laurence A. Pagnoni

With the new tax reform law in place, the ability of your donors age 70.5 and older to donate the distribution from their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) to charity has…



July 25, 2018 | Laurence A. Pagnoni

When I use the word “plants”, I do not mean the green ones. Is that what you were thinking, silly? No, I mean DONOR PLANTS, the people that you ask in…


Goldman Sachs Announces the Winners

July 18, 2018 | Sheldon Bart, Senior Associate

Goldman Sachs Gives Goldman Sachs Gives is committed to fostering innovative ideas, solving economic and social issues, and enabling progress in underserved communities globally. Through a donor-advised fund, Goldman Sachs’…


How to Review Fundraising Writing Fast

July 11, 2018 | Laurence A. Pagnoni

Do you spend a lot of time revising documents produced by fundraisers? Many CEOs have complained to me privately about this. I’m talking about drafts of grant proposals, LOIs, donor…


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