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Report: Donor-Advised Fund Grants Exceed $15B for the First-Time Ever
November 21, 2017 at 12:02 pm

For the past 7 years, the National Philanthropic Trust has been closely following donor-advised fund trends by conducting in-depth research reports. While donor-advised funds have been around for over a decade, its popularity has been rapidly increasing over the past few years...

How Trustees Can Help Raise More Major Gifts
November 21, 2017 at 11:58 am

If you are local charity, don’t have a major giving program and assume that rich people wouldn’t donate to your charity, you are missing out big opportunity. Because there is strong evidence available which suggests that rich people love to support local causes...

Major Gifts: How Does Your Nonprofit Stack Up to Others?
November 21, 2017 at 12:25 pm

Major gifts is a topic in fundraising that will never dwindle. These kinds of gifts are significant to all nonprofits, but cultivating these donors takes a lot of investment in time and energy...

Gobble, Gobble: Grateful for Sustainers
November 20, 2017 at 12:17 pm

I’m one of those people who refuses to go shopping on Black Friday. Instead, that’s the day I sit behind my computer and make donations to the organizations I care about. I’ll make single gifts to most and new monthly gifts to some. The good news is that the list is growing!...

This #GivingTuesday, Give Your Nonprofit the Gift of Technology
November 20, 2017 at 12:11 pm

Since 2012, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been reserved for a celebration of sharing. Largely an online activist trend, #GivingTuesday is about giving back to society and charity after splurging on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. People all over the world have embraced this day of giving with open arms, as they step up and donate to a cause close to their heart...

Discipline Is Beautiful
November 20, 2017 at 12:19 pm

Being disciplined to work out your plan is the absolute key to major gift success. Conversely, it’s the downfall of many major gift fundraisers. At Veritus, we know that introducing a disciplined approach to major gifts will lead to deeper relationships with donors, higher retention rates, lower value attrition rates and much more revenue...

How Successful Is Your Nonprofit's Social Program?
November 20, 2017 at 12:36 pm

Do you have a successful program at your nonprofit organization? If so, how would you or how did you scale that program up? There has been little to no research on how nonprofits have successfully expanded social programs...

House Democrats Bring In Record Fundraising Numbers
November 16, 2017 at 12:27 pm

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is touting major fundraising numbers fueled by increased grassroots activism, continuing a streak of record-breaking donations ahead of next year’s midterm elections. The fundraising arm of the House Democrats raised $7.68 million in October, including $2.81 million in online donations, according to numbers released Thursday. DCCC said it was its…