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Reminders about non-cash and non-marketable gifts
Reminders about non-cash and non-marketable gifts
You're likely very consistent about reminding your donors about the benefits of giving long-term, publicly traded securities to support your organization's mission. It's so easy for a donor to forget about this and write a check, missing out on the...
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Planned giving playbook: Undeveloped land launches a legacy
Planned giving playbook: Undeveloped land launches a legacy
Many of our nonprofit partners have requested that the community foundation team provide a detailed example of how a complex gift comes to life and how you and your team can seize the opportunity. We're pleased to share this playbook to illustrate a situation...
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Your endowment fund: A primer for your board of directors
Your endowment fund: A primer for your board of directors
If your organization has established an endowment or agency fund with the community foundation, your staff and board of directors are already experiencing the benefits of our relationship. We are here to help you grow critical financial resources to support...
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How donor-advised funds help charities stay afloat
How donor-advised funds help charities stay afloat
You're no doubt familiar with donor-advised funds, especially if some of your donors use their donor-advised funds at the community foundation to support your organization. What you might not know is that the national average annual "pay-out rate" for all...
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Five cybersecurity myths
Five cybersecurity myths
It's time for a pop quiz: Which of the following is a myth? Did you find the myth? Hopefully you did, because this was a trick question! Each of these is a common cybersecurity myth. Read on to learn the truth behind these misconceptions: Myth #1: Only people...
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QCDs: Five questions your older donors may be asking
QCDs: Five questions your older donors may be asking
As you review your donor lists and plan 2024 cultivation activities, pay particular attention to donors you know are over the age of 70 ½. That's because these donors are eligible to make what's known as a "Qualified Charitable Distribution," or "QCD," to...
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Back to basics: An endowment refresher course
Back to basics: An endowment refresher course
More often than not, boards of directors of nonprofit organizations are made up of business and community leaders who are not typically embedded in the day-to-day operations of charitable organizations. That's why it's important to focus on continuous...
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It's never too early to plant seeds for planned giving
It's never too early to plant seeds for planned giving
Millennials and Generation Z are already focused on retirement, and 30% of them are setting their sights on becoming millionaires to achieve their goals. What this means for you and other charitable organizations is that it's likely a smart move to expand...
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How business owner donors can help build your endowment
How business owner donors can help build your endowment
If you've not reviewed your donor lists recently to identify which donors own their own businesses, now may be a good time to do just that. Business owners make great donors, not only because they understand how hard it is to build and grow an organization,...
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Looks good on paper: Direct mail to grow your endowment
Looks good on paper: Direct mail to grow your endowment
As a nonprofit, two constants you likely face are (1) more demand for your services and (2) rising operating costs. Fundraising can help satisfy the "more demand" part of this equation, but that typically requires more budget, which means more marketing...
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