Asking donors to cover credit card fees dramatically reduces conversation rates, because it disrupts the flow of charitable thinking.
Quit throat-clearing and write confidently in your fundraising communications.
Given the decline of trust in American society, particularly trust in institutions, it’s refreshing to think of fundraising as a profession with a higher calling.
Funding for artists tends to go to major institutions, not to artists. But a new decentralized solution offers a way for philanthropists large and small to support artists directly.
Big banks know no more about philanthropy than they do about making toast. They shouldn’t be advising customers on either.
Torn this way and that by countless existential challenges, our philanthropy is pulled in numerous directions, resembling the “unsettled minds” of Americans today.
The key to a good proposal is readability. Do the hard work for your reader to avoid confusion and help them catch the gist on a quick skim.
Honor an excellent teacher at a local Christian school by nominating them for the Herzog Foundation’s 2023 Teacher of the Year Award.
Average, everyday donors might not break the bank for most nonprofits, but they are part of a thriving civil society. And giving away even small sums of money on a regular basis is good for both giver and recipient.
You’ve got a foundation proposal completely drafted—congrats! What’s the next step to take your proposal from good to great?
What role do fundraisers and nonprofit organizations play when it comes to educating their donors about charitable tax deductions?
The removal and resignation of Project Veritas’s founder is an occasion to consider different ways to structure nonprofit governance.
Learning again from a still-relevant event a decade ago at the Hudson Institute’s Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal.
The nationally prominent legal expert in the taxation of nonprofits talks to Michael E. Hartmann about the taxation of higher-education endowments, comparing and contrasting the rationale for it to that for taxing private-foundation endowments, and explores some tax ramifications of other, newly emerging forms of giving.
The nationally prominent legal expert in the taxation of nonprofits talks to Michael E. Hartmann about her career, the different revenue-raising and regulatory roles of the IRS, the non-revenue-related role of state attorneys general, the tax treatment of private-foundation endowments, and the challenges of following complicated IRS rules for small foundations.