Tag: year-end giving

The New Era of Year-End Giving Campaigns

Many nonprofits rely on year-end campaigns to fund their organization. While some tried and true strategies exist, 2018 will have a twist that nonprofit organizations need to plan for as they establish their end-of-year giving campaigns. 1. Setting a Specific Goal Every fundraising campaign your nonprofit engages in should have a clear, realistic goal attached… Read more »

How Do You Present?

  By Heather Thornton, Project Manager Recently, I dressed up for my first “picture day” in over 10 years, as the firm is updating our website’s company photos. This time, instead of excitedly pulling on the brand-new thoughtfully purchased and carefully laid out outfit (bought by my mom) and waiting in line with other classmates… Read more »

Tis the Season of Giving Thanks

I don’t know about you, but it seems to me like the holiday season began back in September this year. There were ornaments on sale before my Labor Day leftovers were gone, the halls were decked before Halloween arrived, and the traffic around Lenox and Phipps has been gridlocked since October. Also of note, I’ve… Read more »

A Tale of Two Gifts and Taxes

Gifts and taxes. Around this time last year, two of our clients were working with donors planning to make $1 million+ gifts, as the news media were ballyhooing the ‘fiscal cliff’ fast approaching and many proposals were flying around to adjust the charitable deduction. One donor chose to make his first pledge payment in December,… Read more »

Year-End Gifts: It’s Better to Give than to Receive!

“It’s better to give than to receive.” As we prepare to move into the holiday season, we’re going to hear this quote from the Christian scriptures (Acts 20:35) over and over again.  My great-nieces and great-nephews simply hate when they hear me say that as we’re opening our gifts around the Christmas tree! And I… Read more »