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10 Indicators For Estate Plan Donor Targeting

With limited time and resources, savvy nonprofits maximize their fundraising efforts by focusing on prospects that are the most likely to make financial contributions. For planned giving, statistical analysis reveals the top 10 most likely predictors that an individual may make a post-mortem donation. Becoming familiar with these indicators can help fundraising professionals direct their .....

Some NPO Websites Still Not Accepting Credit Cards

Virtual mediums such as social media, websites, and email newsletters have grown to dominate nonprofit communication and fundraising. However, some nonprofit websites are still unable to accept credit card payments. This poses an obstacle to potential donors and can cost your mission valuable support.  Read on for simple changes you can make to improve online .....

Riding the Wave of Abundance

In the nonprofit industry, the focus is so often on meeting challenges and solving problems that an unanticipated windfall can sometimes find agencies unprepared for success. Due to factors like an increased focus on social justice issues and the unexpected availability of pandemic relief dollars, some organizations have seen rapid growth since 2020. This article .....

Value of A Volunteer Soars 6.2%

Volunteer support is one of a nonprofit’s most valuable resources. Volunteers not only contribute hours of unpaid labor but also provide less tangible benefits in the form of support for your mission in the community and beyond. Now, data reveals that the estimated dollar value of a volunteer hour has increased by approximately 6% over .....

The Other Cash: Harnessing the Power of Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-advised funds (DAF) are a rapidly growing source of fundraising income for non-profits. Successful organizations are implementing strategies to maximize their success in this quickly expanding revenue stream. Read on for tips on educating your donors on the benefits of DAFs, cultivating potential gifts, and stewarding donations to show your gratitude and move supporters up the .....

Employee Spotlight – Kim Lemieux

It’s your time to shine! What is your favorite movie and/or TV show?  Favorite movies – Miss Congeniality/The Proposal  Favorite shows – New Girl, Friends, and Gilmore Girls   What did you want to be when you were growing up?  A math teacher. I was a huge math geek growing up.    What hobbies do you have?  .....

6 Tax Tips for 2023

It’s that time of year again: tax time. And while many of your money-saving options might be limited after Dec. 31, there’s still a lot you can do to help lower your taxes, save money and avoid penalties. Here’s a quick snapshot.  Contribute to Your Retirement Accounts  Yes, doing this will help lower your tax .....

Mega Backdoor Roth IRA

The Roth IRA is a retirement savings account in which you invest only after-tax dollars. Subsequently, all earnings grow tax-free and may be withdrawn tax-free. However, there are limits to who can contribute and how much they can contribute to a Roth IRA.  Federal rules restrict direct contributions to a Roth IRA for high-income earners. .....

Sold Your Home Last Year or Plan to in 2023? If So, Here’s What You Need to Know

The U.S. housing market has been extremely volatile over the past year. Year-over-year growth rates were at highs of 20.1 percent in April 2022, then declined to only 8.6 percent in November – the biggest drop in over 20 years. As a result, many homeowners who sold their homes in 2022 or plan to in .....

6 Strategic Priorities for the Manufacturing Industry in 2023

With 2023 in full swing, the ups and downs of the past years have continued for the manufacturing industry. Now is an excellent time to reassess your organization’s strategic priorities to determine if they are still the best path to accomplishing your goals. In this article, you will find a list of priorities you may want .....