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Are you Ready to Start a Capital Campaign?

Are you Ready to Start a Capital Campaign?

Thinking about a capital campaign? That’s excellent news, since most people give because it makes them feel good about themselves. How kind of you! The best capital campaigns begin with the end in mind–not how to get started but, rather, how you want it to conclude. (Don’t just say, “Soon!”) A capital campaign can do far more for your organization than just raise money. That is, IF, you plan effectively, prepare well and stay focused on the most important outcomes:…

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When There’s a Will

When There’s a Will

Learn more on this topic during our free webinar, April 25, “Planning on Planned Gifts?” presented by Mary J. Foley, Managing Director, Mission Advancement. Register by clicking HERE.   You stand a much better chance of receiving a bequest if your organization follows the Three Rs:  remind, reinforce, repeat. Don’t get overwhelmed with the thought of a comprehensive, sophisticated planned giving program and understanding dozens of complicated tax-advantaged vehicles. The majority of planned gifts come in the form of simple bequests,…

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How to increase your annual giving

How to increase your annual giving

Despite the common perception that the largest donations come from corporations, the reality is that the biggest donors are individuals. It has been reported that in 2017 total giving across America has surpassed the $400 billion mark for the first time with religion, education, and human resources being the largest areas being funded. According to Mary J. Foley, managing director of Christian Brothers Services, Catholic School Management and Mission Advancement, says now is the time to capitalize on this surge….

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