Category: Giving Donations

April 24, 2018

Is your nonprofit, or a nonprofit you are associated with, using a CRM to help benefit it; if not, why not?

I have been using Customer Relationship Management Software (CRM) since University, about 34 years ago. At that time, I was using Maximizer for business and personal. Today I use Outlook as do many of my clients and contacts. I find this system to be extremely user friendly due to all the advances they have made […]

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January 5, 2018

Happy New Year and don’t forget about the Seven Touches for great success in 2018!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and 2018 is off to a great beginning. I was thinking of a Blog post I did in March of 2014 and thought it may be useful to share again. I continue to remind myself as a fundraiser that people get inundated with requests for support from […]

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December 20, 2017

Happy Holidays Everyone!

December is a month full of special days. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Three Kings Day, St. Lucia Day, or Ramadan, December offers great opportunities for teaching about our multicultural world. What do the holidays mean to you? It seems like there is so much pressure to give gifts, we end up buying “something […]

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November 15, 2017

Trademarks

Intellectual property refers to creations of the mind: inventions; literary and artistic works; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. Intellectual property is divided into two categories: Industrial Property includes patents for inventions, trademarks, industrial designs and geographical indications. A trademark is a symbol, word, or words legally registered or established by use as […]

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October 11, 2017

Transparency

If you Google transparency you get such synonyms as: translucency, limpidity, clearness, clarity, openness, accountability, straightforwardness and candor. Transparency is certainly a top consideration when deciding which charity to support. Familiarity also comes into play. Those very familiar with charities have more positive views such as the belief that these charities are important and have […]

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September 14, 2017

Unrestricted Funds

Donors to a nonprofit organization may designate or “restrict” the use of their donations to a particular purpose or project. An example is a gift to a special scholarship fund at a university. “Unrestricted Funds” are donations the nonprofit may use for any purpose. I mentioned this fundraising opportunity in a Blog several months ago, […]

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August 16, 2017

Leaving A Legacy

The dictionary would define Legacy as a gift or a bequest, that is handed down, endowed or conveyed from one person to another. It is something descendible one comes into possession of that is transmitted, inherited or received from a predecessor. The idea of leaving a legacy is the need or the desire to be […]

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July 12, 2017

Canada’s Charities Deserve Better

I recently re-read an article I saw years ago by Brad Offman, Managing Partner at Spire Philanthropy in Ontario, that I thought was worthwhile sharing; so I reached out to Brad and asked him if it would be okay if I shared this information in my monthly Blog. Thanks Brad for agreeing to this. Brad […]

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April 21, 2017

Pain & Suffering

I went to a friend’s son’s funeral yesterday. His son passed away at the young age of 25 years. It’s very sad, as well as the pain and suffering he and the whole family have endured with struggling with his addictions. I know both the Fresh Start Recovery Centre and the Canadian Mental Health Association […]

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March 7, 2017

Fundraising Opportunity

For some time, I have been researching various fundraising opportunities to assist nonprofits with ways to increase their cash flow and increase donations and corporate support in ways that provide hassle free and sustainable revenue that flows to nonprofits monthly. Not an easy task at the best of times, but during this economic downturn even […]

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