Snap Poll: Increases in tax rates will not greatly affect charitable giving
A recent PJ Snap Poll asked readers how increases in the 2013 payroll deduction and the highest marginal income tax rates will impact their charitable giving this year. Overall, the answer for three-fourths of the 248 people who responded is – not at all. Other research helps explain why.
Great Ideas for Fundraising Propositions
This article, “Time to sharpen up your proposition,” was sent to the Philanthropy Journal by the Resource Alliance. We rarely use an article commissioned by another organization but we liked the examples and the reminder about basic principles of good fundraising. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Ups and downs of insurance gifts
John Keith, assistant vice president of gift planning at the Indiana University Foundation, highlights the pros and cons of using life insurance as a planned-giving tool.
Generations seen as equally generous
Counter to what many believe, younger people are just about as generous as older people, although their motivations for giving may differ, a new report says.
The importance of a gift acceptance policy
Knowing when and why to say ‘no’ to a gift ultimately will serve your nonprofit well, philanthropic experts say.
Donation to Self-Help affiliate questioned
A group that advocates against predatory lending is being questioned about a multi-million-dollar donation it received.
Time seen ripe to embrace planned giving
Nonprofits waiting for the perfect time to start a planned-giving program may wait forever, development professionals say.
Planned gifts hinge on relationships
Linda Burr of CARE says nonprofits should approach donors as professional, trusted and ethical philanthropic partners.
Fundraising with an activist’s vision
Trina Tocco manages more than just advocacy efforts as campaigns coordinator at the International Labor Rights Forum. And her advice on blending an organization’s mission work with its fundraising benefits more than just activists.
Donor focus should drive development
Annual, major, capital and planned giving are complex development techniques requiring seamless integration that focuses on donor motivation.