Category: Philanthropy Operations

Five Questions to Consider When Choosing Your Not-For-Profit’s Database/CRM Software

It is no secret that fundraising success requires accurate donor and prospect information to guide cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies. To increase effectiveness, development teams require the complete picture of the donor or prospect including giving history, volunteer participation, event attendance and wealth screening at their fingertips.  Each of these pieces allows the solicitor to Read More…

Five Steps for a Bolder Approach to Scheduling Major Gift Meetings

Converting your annual fund donor or occasional special event attendee to a full-fledged major gift prospect is central to any organization’s fundraising success. This action alone can make or break a campaign or annual fundraising goal – and it all begins with securing a meeting. Recognizing this, it’s perplexing that so many not-for-profits are passive Read More…

Planning Your Next Event: Don’t Spend More to Make More

Special events get a bad reputation:  too labor intensive, too expensive, not enough return on investment, declining attendance.  Has this been part of your discussion regarding special events?  Your organization is smart to weigh all of these factors before plunging forward into something of significant magnitude.  And yet, events – done well – can also Read More…

A Win for Philanthropy on Capitol Hill

On Friday, December 18, Congress passed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act (PATH Act), making three key charitable giving tax incentives permanent. Averill applauds this act to support not-for-profit work and encourage philanthropy across the U.S. 3 Permanent Charitable Tax Incentives IRA Charitable Rollover. Anyone over the age of 70 ½ can give up Read More…