Are you Asking for too Much? Beware of Donor Fatigue

Posted by admin on Jul 19, 2018 10:48:34 AM

The end of your fiscal year is often a time for a push in fundraising and giving. But after the flurry of this year-end fundraising, you and your not-for-profit’s staff are probably ready for a little break. Be aware that your supporters may be tired, too. At some point, even the most philanthropic individuals experience donor fatigue and start saying “no” — even to their favorite charities.

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The Basics for Executing a Successful Nonprofit Capital Campaign

Posted by admin on Jun 20, 2018 11:24:33 AM

A nonprofit capital campaign is one of the best fundraising methods, particularly if you have a certain project or purchase in mind. But capital campaign fundraising requires strong leadership, extensive planning and dedicated participants.

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Accounting For Gifts In Kind And Donated Services

Posted by admin on Dec 5, 2017 3:30:00 PM

Not-for-profit organizations do not exclusively receive cash donations. Your support also likely comes in the form of gifts in kind and donated services. But even when such gifts are welcome, it can be challenging to determine the value of donated items for financial reporting purposes.

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Nonprofit's Endowment Fund

Posted by admin on Nov 21, 2017 4:00:49 PM

Many not-for-profit organizations rely on income from endowment funds to help meet operating expenses, ease cash-flow problems and supplement each year’s annual budget. Although endowments are often a financial bedrock for nonprofits, there are endowment fund rules that you must follow.

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Four Fundraising Strategies For Nonprofits That Use Personal Appeal

Posted by admin on Aug 15, 2017 1:46:03 PM

It is difficult to develop new and successful fundraising ideas for nonprofits. Instead of starting from scratch, why not amplify your current fundraising methods by personalizing them?

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The Responsibilities Behind Managing an Endowment

Posted by admin on Dec 28, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Every nonprofit dreams of receiving a large endowment that will keep it financially worry-free in the future and allow it to fulfill its mission with ease. But, in the real world, endowments also carry serious responsibilities, created by the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA). There are many endowment fund rules to follow. When managing endowments, nonprofit leaders must keep the following realities in mind.

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Take "Macro Advantage" of Micro-Donations: 4 Tips

Posted by admin on Dec 14, 2015 11:00:00 AM

The first successful U.S. micro-donation effort may have been in 1891 when a Salvation Army captain put a kettle out on a San Francisco street and collected donations to fund a Christmas dinner for the poor. Micro-donations have morphed in many ways since then, involving small-sum donations made via checkbooks, credit cards and, in more recent years, website links, text messages and other “new technology” tools.

How successful your charity will be in following the micro-donation tradition depends on many factors, including the economy, marketing ingenuity, ease of making donations and security controls. Here are four suggestions for making those small potatoes add up.

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How to Make Your Special Event a Financial Success

Posted by admin on Dec 7, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Many nonprofits depend on the funds raised at an annual gala, conference or other special event to keep their organization in the black. But successful events require a careful balancing act. You need to keep a tight rein on expenses, yet attract and entertain as many generous supporters as possible. Here are some ideas for maximizing revenues.

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Corporate Sponsorship Money: Is It Taxable?

Posted by admin on Nov 9, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Nonprofits have pursued corporate sponsorships for years, with good reason. Effectively executed, sponsorships can benefit both sponsor and organization. But if your nonprofit isn’t careful, a sponsorship can be deemed paid advertising and your organization could end up liable for unrelated business income tax (UBIT). Although the Internal Revenue Code includes an exception from UBIT for certain sponsorship arrangements, navigating the rules can prove tricky.

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