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Recurring Gifts Through DAFs

Welcome back to #NPPTrendingNow, a weekly video series where NonProfit PRO Editor-in-Chief Nhu Te breaks down the top three coveted stories of the week. Here's what we've got going on for you this week: ramping up your capital campaign, creating an annual plan and making recurring gifts through donor-advised funds.

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#NPPTrendingNow Ep 101: Recurring Gifts Through DAFs
August 23, 2019 at 8:56 am

Welcome back to #NPPTrendingNow, a weekly video series where NonProfit PRO Editor-in-Chief Nhu Te breaks down the top three coveted stories of the week. Here's what we've got going on for you this week: ramping up your capital campaign, creating an annual plan and making recurring gifts through donor-advised funds.

The Importance of Focusing on Your Best Prospects
August 23, 2019 at 8:47 am

How many of us sit down each day at work to a cup of coffee and review endless lists of potential prospect names? These names could be potential fundraising prospects — or not. You gather prospect information from a variety of sources and get very excited about their potential.

The Nonprofit Alliance Announces Merger With ADRFCO
August 22, 2019 at 11:57 am

The Nonprofit Alliance, a professional association dedicated to promoting, protecting and strengthening the philanthropic sector, has announced a merger with the Association of Direct Response Fundraising Counsel, the national association for direct-response fundraising professionals. 

How Opt-In Communications Overcome Channel Fatigue
August 22, 2019 at 11:41 am

Consumers respond to any new form of marketing with excitement. Think how excited the villagers were to get the Wells Fargo wagon in "The Music Man" compared to how excited you are to get the mail today. Or banner ads, the first of which had a 78% click-through rate.

‘Do Not Apply’: 5 Ways Around This Private Foundation Roadblock
August 22, 2019 at 11:25 am

The three dreaded words for grant officers, “Do not apply — DNA.” They appear on private foundation profiles more often these days than ever before. Most annoying is that the funder seems particularly aligned with your mission. “If I could only get close to them, I would know the perfect thing to say,” you tell your CEO.

The Case for New-Charity, Part 1
August 21, 2019 at 11:35 am

As a person in his early 30s, I’ve never felt politics’ impact — on day-to-day life, on the way we think and on the way we interact — so strongly before. If I had to guess, it might have something to do with how polarized our politics have become and how extreme the parties themselves have gotten.

Truth Talks Ep 5: Clear Is Kind
August 20, 2019 at 1:01 pm

What does "clear is kind" mean to you? In this episode, T-Shank shares the importance of being clear in your messaging — guessing games create confusion and, worse, toxic environments.

The Nonprofit Chatter Ep 12: Social Media Trends
August 20, 2019 at 12:48 pm

In this episode of the Nonprofit Chatter, Nhu Te, editor-in-chief of NonProfit PRO, and Taylor Shanklin, VP of marketing at Pursuant, are joined by Lee Aase, communications director of social and digital innovation at Mayo Clinic, to chatter about social media trends.

Getting to Know Donor-Advised Funds
August 20, 2019 at 12:44 pm

Donor-advised funds are vital tools for donors. That’s especially true of those who are mid-range or major donors. Of course, that depends on the size and budget of the charity where they donate. It can take as little as $5,000 to open a donor-advised fund at Fidelity Charitable. Other companies, like Vanguard, open one for $25,000.