Apr 15, 2013

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.

Aug 15, 2012

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.

Jul 7, 2008

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.

May 20, 2008

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.

Apr 15, 2008

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.

Apr 1, 2008

Donation to Self-Help affiliate questioned

A group that advocates against predatory lending is being questioned about a multi-million-dollar donation it received.

Mar 18, 2008

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.

Mar 18, 2008

Planned gifts hinge on relationships

Linda Burr of CARE says nonprofits should approach donors as professional, trusted and ethical philanthropic partners.

Mar 13, 2008

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.

Feb 21, 2008

Donor focus should drive development

Annual, major, capital and planned giving are complex development techniques requiring seamless integration that focuses on donor motivation.