What You Should Know (and Do) About Donor-Advised Funds

If you’re not familiar with Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs), it’s time to get started. This charitable giving vehicle holds great fundraising potential for your nonprofit, and understanding how you can unlock it will be game-changing.  DAFs contribute to 13% of overall giving today — more than digital, which is 8.5%. Additionally, more than 130 billion dollars […]

Talking to Donors about their Legacies

As a fundraiser, you probably know that now is the time that you should be talking to your donors about planned giving and how they can name your organization in their will.  But maybe you and your colleagues don’t know exactly how to do that.  It’s actually easier (and more enjoyable) than you’d imagine.  Just engage your donors […]

Fundraising in an Emergency: How to Quickly Get Communications Out

There is no shortage of urgent and impactful issues in the U.S. and around the world, many overlapping at the same time. For nonprofits, these may impact not just your work and services, but also the necessity for additional funds or to make up for funding shortfalls. Of course, your teams will immediately get to […]

Nurturing Donor Relationships Through COVID-19 and Beyond

In recent years and even up to the start of 2020, a familiar tune was whistled throughout the nonprofit sector: We are facing a crisis of falling public trust. Yet in the sector’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new melody has taken hold. American trust in nonprofits is climbing, surpassing confidence in local, state and […]