Fundraising Friday

| October 19, 2018

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How are you keeping it *human* in your email communications? This week’s What’s in my Inbox with a fun take. This quote, from one of my favorite copywriters, Indra Sinha, hangs above my desk: ”Don’t start by writing. Start by feeling. Feel, and feel passionately, and the emotion you feel will come through the spaces in between the words.“ What’s in my Mailbox, courtesy of Tom Ahern, is a marvelous example of using emotion to engage.

Spotlight

The Denver Foundation

The mission of The Denver Foundation is to inspire people and mobilize resources to strengthen our community. The Denver Foundation is the product of 90 years of generous donors, hard working volunteers, and visionary grantees. In November 1925, community leaders came together to create an endowment to serve the future needs of Metro Denver. They recognized that community needs are always changing, and they wanted to give succeeding generations some resources to help meet future needs. Today it manages assets of more than $800 million; received $ 67 million in gifts last year (2015 not audited); and holds more than 1000 funds to date.

OTHER ARTICLES

How to Boost Donations Through Online Point-of-Sale Fundraising

Article | February 17, 2020

According to data firm Statista’s most recent e-commerce outlook, Americans will spend over $1,500 online each over the next 12 months. Moreover, that number is expected to surge even higher as Americans opt to do their holiday shopping online rather than wind their way through those infamous, in-store holiday crowds. If your nonprofit is able to turn that online shopping activity into a fundraising stream, there’s massive potential to boost donations. And the good news is that it’s not incredibly difficult to get started. Below, we’ll walk through how you can get your organization set up to accept these donations during your community’s online point-of-sale moments. First, however, we’ll explore the overall value of point-of-sale fundraising and why you need to consider it as a viable strategy for your nonprofit.

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How Nonprofits Can Navigate The Coronavirus

Article | March 17, 2020

The novel coronavirus outbreak has shuttered businesses, schools, and major events. Given the disruption in daily activities and frequent updates on the rapidly evolving situation, it’s left many people feeling nervous and uncertain. While the coronavirus has hit some parts of the country harder than others, many are doing their due diligence and taking precautions to help avoid the spread.

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Everything You Need To Know About 501(c) Categories Before Starting A Nonprofit

Article | February 18, 2020

Are you thinking about starting a nonprofit? There’s so much to think about and consider! If you're located in the United States, one of the most important early decisions you’ll have to make is what type of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) 501(c) categorization will best suit your nonprofit. There are actually 27 different types of nonprofit organizations that cover everything from cemetery companies to benefit trusts and everything in between! Most charitable organizations fit into one of three 501(c) categories. Each type has its own rules for tax-deductible contributions, lobbying, eligibility, and other things.

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5 Workplace Fundraising Ideas That Energize Teams to Give

Article | April 5, 2020

Nonprofits often overlook one fundraising goldmine hidden right under their noses: the office place! With the rise of corporate social responsibility, many companies actually want to fundraise for charities and causes they value. Studies link charitable giving and other corporate social responsibility actions with better employee engagement and satisfaction. Employees want to work for companies that focus on community, people, and the planet, not just on profit.

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Spotlight

The Denver Foundation

The mission of The Denver Foundation is to inspire people and mobilize resources to strengthen our community. The Denver Foundation is the product of 90 years of generous donors, hard working volunteers, and visionary grantees. In November 1925, community leaders came together to create an endowment to serve the future needs of Metro Denver. They recognized that community needs are always changing, and they wanted to give succeeding generations some resources to help meet future needs. Today it manages assets of more than $800 million; received $ 67 million in gifts last year (2015 not audited); and holds more than 1000 funds to date.

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