Over the past several weeks we have been telling people “it’s the donors’ money, shouldn’t we let them decide what they want to do with it?” This has largely been in response to boards and staff who believe that the economy is bad so they should not ask anyone to give. But even if manyRead More Let the Donors Decide
We hear a lot about “donor fatigue” these days. It has become a great excuse to sit pat and not move forward. The thing is, in our experience, it really does not exist. Donors do not get tired of giving, they get tired of being asked to give to organizations that they are not closely connected to andRead More Donor Fatigue?
Throughout this recession we have been preaching to our clients, past clients, future clients, workshop attendees, and any audience that would listen to be proactive and get out there and ask for money. I cannot tell you how many times I have heard people say “now is a bad time, our Board does not think weRead More Keep the Faith
On this April 15 many Americans are thinking about taxes. I too am thinking about taxes and how taxes and the proposed changes in tax law will impact the landscape of charitable giving. It has been proposed that the charitable deduction of gifts by individuals with adjusted gross incomes above $200,000 be capped at 28%,Read More The Tax Man Cometh