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March BreakFACTS: Major Gifts & Planned Giving

Attendees at the March BreakFACTS, “Progression of Giving: Major Gifts & Planned Giving” left with two crucial pieces of advice when working in major & planned giving: listen to your prospects and be patient about making the ask.  The workshop was led by Sharon Doyle,…

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Spring for More Social Media Visibility

Spring is an important time for nonprofits! The excitement of the winter holidays has passed, and the hopes of the New Year are on their way to being fulfilled. Currently, a topic of interest for nonprofits this spring is social media. Social media has been…

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Popular Websites Making Donating Easier

In 2012, there was a 10.7% increase in nonprofit online donations according to the Blackbaud 2012 Online Giving Report. This data conveys that even during tough economic times, Americans are still motivated to give back. There are many benefits to giving your donors the opportunity…

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January BreakFACTS

“You really want donors to feel good about giving to your organization.  People either want to save lives or change lives.  That’s what nonprofits do and that’s why donors give.” Doug Smith, Assistant Vice President for Advancement and Director of Development at Stonehill College, concluded…

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#GivingTuesday

You can tell by the sudden change in temperature and the red Starbucks coffee cups that the holiday season is just around the corner! The best time of the year is finally here and there is no better time to give to others than the…

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Humor for the Helpful

Oftentimes there is a tone of seriousness that emanates from the nonprofit sector. I’m sure we can picture that boss wagging a finger saying “What we’re doing is no joking matter! People need to know we are serious about combating this disease or ending this…

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What Does it Cost to Change the World?

Watch This Video First! Here you have a thirteen year old kid with the mindset that he can change the world. Some might think, “Oh that’s cute but what real change can a teenager make?” Julien, however, has a distinct yet pretty simple plan: get…

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Sandy Raised More Than Waves

Do we need a devastating storm to hit close to home in order for people to be generous these days? According to an article in The Nonprofit Times titled, “Stormy Weather Pushed Giving Higher for 2012,” without Super Storm Sandy hitting this past October, 2012…

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