“Cost Per Dollar Raised” – A Formula for Gauging Your Fundraising Success

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4 Reasons to Invest in Planned Giving Today

There is a great, untapped resource of charitable people in the U.S., and it might not be who you’d expect.   Blackbaud Institute recently found that not only has charitable giving exploded in the U.S. since the pandemic, but the average age of donors has risen from 62 to 65. Older individuals are becoming more

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The Right Fundraiser Will Take Your Organization to the Next Level: How to Spot Them

As nonprofits work to recover from economic challenges and plan for stable futures, many have realized the importance of investing in the right fundraising professional to help sustain their mission well into the future. Opportunities within the field of fundraising continue to grow; the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts about 12,000 openings for fundraisers

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10 Things Your Board Can Do RIGHT NOW to Move the Philanthropic Needle

As summer approaches and volunteers start to enter “vacation mode,” it’s easy for your organization’s board expectations to fall by the wayside. Beyond their fiscal and governance responsibility, the crux of nonprofit board members’ responsibilities rest in the ability to move the philanthropic needle.  Sure, not every board member fancies himself or herself a fundraiser.

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5 Philanthropy Trends To Watch in 2020

As we begin the new decade, my colleagues and I continue to focus on engagement strategies to succeed in today’s rapidly shifting philanthropic landscape.  See below for TAG’s 5 Trends to Address list: Transparency is King With increased access to information regarding non-profit effectiveness and impact, donors are becoming more discerning and moving their philanthropic

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5 Steps to Growing an Effective Planned Giving Program

With competition for philanthropic dollars greater than ever before, fundraisers are getting creative with strategies to identify and pursue impactful gifts. And while new and innovative approaches are always needed, the answer to larger, more impactful gifts may be in your donor database already: planned gift prospects. Planned gifts represent a significant fundraising upside—they are

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