Category: Studies, News and Trends

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Let Your Donors Know – 2021 Tax Incentives

Here are SPECIAL 2021 TAX INCENTIVES FOR GIVING for you to let your donors know. Congress has provided several economic incentives to help address the far-reaching effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including additional tax incentives to encourage charitable giving. These incentives are temporary and are scheduled to expire at the end of 2021.

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Recent Trends On Desk Studies & Grant Assessments

At LAPA Fundraising we conduct many desk studies each year to help nonprofits assess the value of their fundraising program, and how to grow it. Some call the desk study an assessment. Nonetheless, the desk study is a seminal moment of high level planning, usually taking 90 days, and can be an opportune time to take a step back and see where your program priorities align with segments of foundation funders.

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Stop The Postal Rate Hike

This is an urgent postal alert. If your organization uses the U.S. Mail for fundraising, membership development, or communications you should be taking action today. Let me explain. The United…

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How The American Rescue Plan Helps Nonprofits

President Joe Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan on March 11, 2021, providing desperately needed COVID-19 relief. The American Rescue Plan provides many benefits to nonprofits. The sweeping $1.9…
Understanding these trends is essential for you to adapt your strategies and identify areas for improvement. If you’d like my feedback on your adapted annual fundraising plan, send it to me here.

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What’s Coming A Trump Bump, Slump or Dump

What’s Coming? A Trump Bump, Slump or Dump?

If a conservative candidate triumphed, then boom times followed for liberal causes as in Ronald Reagan’s victory in 1980. Conversely, banner results for conservative causes followed a liberal presidential victory, as acquisition, retention rates and income plummeted for liberal causes as in Bill Clinton’s win in 1992.

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RBG’s Favorite Charities

RBG’s Favorite Charities

While gender equality and civil rights defined the esteemed legal career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, it also influenced her charitable giving. In 2019, she donated $1 million to more than 60 charities deriving from her winning of the 2019 Berggruen Prize.

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