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Why People Give Donations to a Cause

Why People Give

Why do people give to a cause? Have you ever asked yourself why it seems that some people are so generous with their time? You may know people who are also generous with their money. You may still know others who are generous with both their time...

Understanding Donations

To be deductible, charitable contributions must be made to qualified organizations. Qualified organizations include, but are not limited to, federal, state, and local governments and organizations organized and operated only for charitable...

Record Highs for Gifts to Nonprofits

This post was originally published here (The TechSoup Blog) I don’t usually wait with bated breath for annual giving trends and studies. But this year was different. Many fundraisers (including me) were eager to understand how the emergence of...

Donor Loyalty and Donor Retention

Building Donor Loyalty

When looking for new donors and viewing current donors, nonprofits many times use a microscope whereby they seek to identify two critical elements. First, what is the likelihood or propensity for that person to give? Secondly, what is the actual...

Planned Giving

Planned Giving

What are planned gifts… Planned gifts include gifts through a will, charitable gift annuities, gifts of life insurance, charitable trusts and more. Below is a brief list of some of the most common types of assets that you can donate to charity. Note...

Foundations

Foundations

More and more foundations are using the internet to reach people they would not have otherwise been able to reach, allowing them to making their mission known world wide. However, there continues to be an increasing concern that nonprofits lack the...