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The Results Are In: 2016 U.S. Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy

By All Posts, Annual Giving, Commentary, Donor Cultivation, Education, Fundraising, Insights, Major Gift Solicitation, News You Can Use No Comments

Editor’s Note:  The 2016 U.S. Trust® Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy, in partnership with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, reports the giving patterns and priorities of America’s wealthiest donors and provides valuable insights into the strategies, vehicles and approaches that can make giving more effective. This Study is a continuation of the 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012…

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Jeffrey Byrne to Speak at DonorPerfect Community Network Conference

By All Posts, Campaign Planning + Management, Current Events/News, Fundraising, Major Gift Solicitation, News You Can Use, Prospect Research, Special Events No Comments

Jeffrey Byrne, JB+A Firm President + CEO, is honored to be presenting with our Prospect Research Partner, DonorSearch, and the Belcourt Theatre, Nashville’s nonprofit film center, at the 2016 DonorPerfect Community Network Conference in Philadelphia, PA , September 19-20.  They will be discussing how to effectively utilize prospect research in capital campaigns. DonorPerfect’s Community Network Conference is an annual gathering…

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Don’t Commit Fundraising Malpractice

By All Posts, Campaign Planning + Management, Database Management, Donor Cultivation, Major Gift Solicitation, News You Can Use, Prospect Research, Technology No Comments

Jeffrey D. Byrne, President + CEO I truly believe it is “fundraising malpractice” when nonprofits do not do their “homework” about prospective donors.  Much more than learning about the estimated wealth and capacity of a prospect, research can reveal information about philanthropic giving history and involvement as well as natural partners and connections. Then add the “human touch” of the…

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Register Now for JB+A’s Latest Workshop

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Register now for Tools for Fundraising Success Building an Integrated Fundraising Program Friday, August 26, 2016  This hands-on workshop will detail best practices and step-by-step techniques for creating and implementing an integrated fundraising program that will transform your organization. **All attending organizations will receive two hours of complimentary fundraising consultation from JB+A.** 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Friday, August 26, 2016 Bishop Spencer Place, Westport Room 4301 Madison Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri This…

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Five Secrets to Capital Campaign Success

By All Posts, Boards + Leadership, Campaign Planning + Management, Donor Cultivation, Major Gift Solicitation, News You Can Use No Comments

Judy Keller Executive Vice President After nine years as a fundraising consultant, I have learned a lot about campaigns that I never knew when I was an Executive Director or Development Director. Forty-eight clients later, I have met wonderful people doing courageous work, and am happy to say most of them succeeded in their campaign goals.  Here’s what those campaigns…

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Donor Stewardship: The Art of Saying Thank You

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Katie Lord Senior Consultant In today’s fast-paced digital arena, many nonprofits have moved to a digital donor acknowledgement system in an effort to save time and increase the speed of gift acknowledgement. While this system can be effective from a recordkeeping standpoint for the organization and the donor, this can often be a missed opportunity to 1) convey true donor…

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People Give to People – Especially in Planned Giving

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John F. Marshall Senior Vice President In fundraising, we often hear the words “people give to people.” Donors and prospects are more likely to give when they are comfortable with and feel good about the person who is presenting them with a request — perhaps a university alum, a grateful patient or a supporter of the arts. But what exactly…

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NRC Survey Reveals More Nonprofits are Conducting Campaigns – with Greater Fundraising Success

By All Posts, Annual Giving, Current Events/News, Fundraising, Giving USA, Major Gift Solicitation, The Giving Institute No Comments

Compared with 2011, significantly more nonprofits are conducting campaigns, and they are more likely to be receiving higher amounts in charitable gifts.  More than half of charities surveyed reported growth in charitable receipts. These findings are part of several in a special report recently released by the Nonprofit Research Collaborative (NRC). The Special Report on Nonprofit Fundraising Campaigns is based…

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