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Catholic Fundraising Weekly 17.08.29

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on Aug 29, 2017 2:11:00 PM

NEED-TO-KNOW NEWS

GOP Plan to Kill Estate Tax Sets Up Charitable Giving Conflict

“Most Republicans support killing the estate tax as part of a tax overhaul, but doing so could have dire consequences for something else conservatives cherish – charitable giving.” [Bloomberg]

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EMERGING TRENDS

Unaccountable Nonprofits? This Study Finds against the Myth

Turnover at the Top: Investigating Performance-Turnover Sensitivity Among Nonprofit Organizations was published in the journal Public Performance & Management Review. The study examined 998 nonprofits in the arts, health, and human services looking for a correlation between executive turnover and annual expenditures, which were used as a proxy for success or mission advancement. What the researchers found was that if expenditures decreased by 20 percent over a three-year period, the organization was 50 percent more likely to part ways with the executive than others without such a fiscal crisis looming.” [Nonprofit Quarterly]

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TIPS & TACTICS

Cases of Successful Nonprofits That Use Chatbots

“Whether they're to serve up content, answer questions, or bolster fundraising efforts, chatbots hold great promise for nonprofits and charities. And although chatbots are relatively new to the nonprofit community, some organizations are already using them in interesting and innovative ways. Here are three nonprofits that are doing just that.” [TechSoup]

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CATHOLIC CHATTER



Inspirational insight of the week: 

Anyone with two tunics should share with him who has none.

- John the Baptist

Turning Facebook Likes into Donors

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Catholic Fundraising Weekly is a digest of the latest trends shaping Catholic fundraising today. The content featured in this weekly newsletter is specifically curated for Catholic fundraisers and includes news, trends, tips, and tactics, in addition to relevant news from the Catholic community and a bit of inspiration for those called to the ministry of fundraising.

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