It’s Gala Season, How Does Your Group Handle Silent Auctions?

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It’s spring and that usually means nonprofit galas are in full swing. For whatever reason, I’ve been attending quite a few this year and while the format is similar, execution varies. One common element that sees a great deal of variation is the silent auction component. On one hand, there’s the old school, pen and paper approach. It’s super affordable and I’ve seen it applied to great effect everywhere from intimate …

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Are You Straight On How The New Tax Laws Impact Valuating And Acknowledging Donations?

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I won’t even pretend to have a comprehensive understanding of how the new tax laws impact a nonprofit’s requirements for valuating and acknowledging donations. Fortunately, Joe Patti recently published an article at ArtsHacker that covers several points of contact that should serve as good places your organization should to begin having these discussions with your accountants and attorneys: Acknowledging Donations Deducting Benefits Be Careful With Donor Advised Funds Acknowledging Other Things …

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Large Donor Burnout: Hype Or Reality

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In the wake of the economic downturn, we’ve heard a lot about large donor burnout. The large donor well running dry is a frequent talking point during labor disputes and it’s common to see employers leverage permanent concessions as a demand from one or more existing large donors as a condition for continued giving. What started as a call for “sustainability” has risen to the level of nonprofit sacrosanct. Is there …

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Did You Experience #GivingTuesday Fatigue?

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Thanks to the generosity of the Gates Foundation matching funds for donations made through Facebook, participation in #GivingTuesday is expected to reach all-time highs. From my own perspective, within the first hour of logging into my Facebook account, I had more than 100 notifications inviting me to fundraiser pages. By 12:00 noon CT, I stopped keeping track and simply turned off notifications entirely. Email campaigns messages started a hair slower but …

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Are You Ready For Facebook’s #GivingTuesday Matching Campaign?

Giving Tuesday

Did you know Facebook Is Matching Donations On #GivingTuesday this year? They are partnering with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to match donations made through Facebook on #GivingTuesday (November 28) up to $2 million. Ceci Dadisman wrote an article for ArtsHacker with all of the need-to-know info about the project along with pointers on what you’ll need to do in order to make sure you’re using Facebook the correct way to …

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