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5 Essential Strategies for #GivingTuesday Follow-Up

As your nonprofit’s #GivingTuesday campaign comes to a close, it’s time to implement an effective follow-up strategy for your audiences. Don’t let too much time pass before considering these simple but powerful principles of post-giving day communication. 1) Say thank you Acknowledge the people who gave, interacted, shared, or participated (even in the smallest ways) […]

Boost Year-End Giving with CARES Act Tax Incentives

With Giving Tuesday just a few days away and nearly one-third of annual donations made in December, there’s still time to boost year-end giving to your organization. Tax incentives to encourage charitable donations as part of the CARES Act that are set to expire at the end of 2021 could be one approach. While receiving […]

Three Quick Tips for Making the Most of #GivingTuesdayNow on May 5

In light of GivingTuesday’s recent announcement of #GivingTuesdayNow—an event they are describing as a “day of giving, generosity, and unity” slated for May 5—we offer immediate steps to raise awareness and funds for your cause. The purpose of participating in a giving day is to offer new and established donors a special reason to engage […]

Why You Should Begin Planning for Online Giving Days Now

The COVID-19 crisis has thrust many development professionals into a remote work situation, and more than ever before we’re seeing how the digital space can greatly support our usual fundraising practices. Well before this moment, the rise of online giving has been significant, and the importance of engaging your existing and potential donors online has […]

Announcing the New CCS Magazine: Perspectives on Catholic Fundraising

We are pleased to present the third edition of Perspectives on Catholic Fundraising, a magazine for executives, development officers, and anyone navigating the current Catholic philanthropic terrain. In this publication, our experts from the field report on pressing high-level challenges facing Catholic institutions today. These pieces will provide practical tools and actionable solutions to help bolster […]

Three Keys to Implementing a Successful Giving Day Strategy

Giving days—24-hour digital fundraising challenges—are worth the investment. Executing a giving day strategy can be a useful tool to raise awareness and funds, as long as you make the right preparations and have reasonable and achievable goals. The organizations that are succeeding in their outreach have robust strategies that align closely with their wider institutional […]

A Quick Guide to Planning Year-End Appeals

It’s the end of summer and, for fundraisers, it’s a magical time of year. While the rest of the country is taking last minute vacations, back-to-school planning, and avoiding the heat that never seems to break, development teams are in the thick of planning for the end of the year. Over the last 10 years, […]