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How to Execute a Capital Campaign

November 22, 2016

When your nonprofit desperately needs a new facility, costly equipment or an endowment, a capital campaign can be the best way to raise funds. But to be successful, a campaign requires strong leade..

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What Really Motivates Donors: New Research Suggests Some Surprising Answers

November 22, 2016

What do charitable donors want? The classic answer is: Go ask each one individually. However, recent research provides some insight into donor motivation that can help your nonprofit grow its finan..

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Carpe Diem: Use a Giving Day to Raise Money — and Awareness

October 26, 2016

Do you have plans for November 29, 2016? If that date doesn’t ring a bell, your organization probably isn’t participating in National Giving Tuesday. But considering the opportunities a..

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A Donation’s a Donation … except When It’s a Gift in Kind

October 26, 2016

Some supporters give your nonprofit money, others give goods and still others give intangibles, such as use of a facility for a fundraiser. A donation’s a donation, right? Not quite. Under ce..

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FASB’s Proposed Financial Statement Changes: A Cheat Sheet

October 26, 2016

Your nonprofit’s financial statements may look very different for fiscal years starting after December 15, 2017, than they do now. In April, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) ma..

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