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Top 7 Ways to Get More Response From Your Direct Mail Marketing

January 7, 2021 | Summer Gould

Today more than ever, consumers enjoy getting good mail pieces. What is good? There are three basic elements that determine the success of a direct mail marketing campaign: the list,…


My Top Ten 2021 Fundraising Predictions

January 4, 2021 | Laurence A. Pagnoni, MPA

Predictions are worth the weight of the paper they are printed on, and since this is an email…. Nonetheless, here are my “Top Ten Fundraising” predictions as we head into…


Covid-19 Relief Package II: What's in it for Nonprofits?

December 22, 2020 | Laurence A. Pagnoni, MPA

I’ve combed through the new COVID-19 Relief Package II, and here’s the news from it that affects our nonprofits. I welcome your input about other legislative points you’ve seen. Overall Federal lawmakers struck a nearly $900…


Should You Send Your Donors Gifts?

December 2, 2020 | Laurence A. Pagnoni, MPA

With the holiday season upon us, gift giving is sure to be on your mind. A nonprofit CEO, Doretha, recently asked me, “Should I send my donors gifts?” My answer:…


Putting Thanks Back in Thanksgiving--And Your Donor Communications

November 18, 2020 | Laurence A. Pagnoni, MPA

If I never again hear the phrase, "now, more than ever," I would be pleased. I understand why we use it, to convey urgency, but it is hackneyed. Was our…


Can a USA Family Foundation Make Grants Outside the U.S.?

November 16, 2020 | Laurence A. Pagnoni, MPA

We at LAPA Fundraising are often asked, “Can we (a USA Family Foundation) make grants outside the U.S.? Family foundations can safely grant to non-501(c)(3) organizations outside the U.S. as…


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