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Direct Mail
Roger Craver

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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Direct Mail
LAPA

Finding New Donors And Retaining The One’s You Have: A Conversation With Direct Mail Expert, Steve Hitchcock

Steve started right off by saying that “Acquiring new donors, and keeping the ones that you have, requires strategy, staff capacity, and a budget.” Many questions arise, though, prodded Michael. For example, “What strategy works best? How many new donors should you acquire? Where will you turn to get these donors, and will they be aligned with our mission?”

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Nonprofit News
Laurence A. Pagnoni

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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Staff Support and Development
Laurence A. Pagnoni

Six Provocative Interview Questions When Hiring Fundraisers

Hiring fundraisers can be challenging. Just ask any Executive Director or CEO. Fundraisers tend to move jobs often and most fell into fundraising without studying it as a career, making…

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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Planned Giving
Laurence A. Pagnoni

Your Unanswered Questions On Planned Giving

This week, we address our readers’ pressing questions about planned giving.
Did you know that 7% of planned giving donors increased their annual giving after setting up a planned gift? That’s just one example of the timely information you’ll find in today’s blog post.

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Planned Giving
Tony Martignetti

Ramp Up Your Planned Giving Program in 2021

When a nonprofit launches a planned giving program, it’s wise to start simple. Rather than promoting hard-to-understand methods like charitable lead unitrusts, it’s best to encourage your donors to make a simple bequest. After all, everybody needs a will. People understand what they are. Even better, there’s no lifetime cost to your donors.

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