CFW 18.09.18

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on Sep 18, 2018 5:00:00 PM


7 Things Wrong with the Federal Register Notice on Marketing Mail Content

“On August 23, 2018, the U.S. Postal Service said this to its customers in a Federal Register Notice:

This proposed change would limit all USPS Marketing Mail, regular and nonprofit, letter-size and flat-size, to content that is only paper-based/printed matter; no merchandise or goods will be allowed of any type regardless of “value.” [Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers]

More need-to-know news:


The Growth in Total Household Giving Is Camouflaging a Decline in Giving by Small and Medium Donors: What Can We Do about It?

“Research on giving in the United States has now produced definitive empirical evidence to show a decline in the participation and amounts donated by “small” and “medium” (actually, median) donors and an increasing reliance on “large” donors. That lead sentence should make every reader stop and envision the future of philanthropy in our democracy.” [Nonprofit Quarterly]

More emerging trends:

 Baltimore_DC Workshop (10-11)-049355-edited

Our upcoming Baltimore/DC Regional workshop analyzes your institutional culture and mission advancement efforts and what they do to invite and engage others more fully in your mission. Click here to find out more about this workshop.


Gifts for Which There Are No Tax Benefits

“Gift planning has focused traditionally on squeezing maximum tax benefits out of a gift arrangement.

“There are, however, some good gift arrangements for which little or no tax benefits are available. “Good” here means good for the donee organization.” [Sharpe Group]

More tips and tactics:


Inspirational insight of the week:

“Philanthropy isn’t about money. It is about a passion for mission that compels someone to do all they can to forward and advance that mission. Jesus taught us that.”

- Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, OSF
NCDC National Conference
September 14, 2018

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