Catholic Fundraising Weekly 17.09.12

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on Sep 12, 2017 3:33:00 PM


Congress, don't tax giving: Charity helps people while saving government costs

“…That potential transfer of responsibility and expense from charities to government should remind lawmakers why historically Congress has not taxed citizens when we give our money away to help others.

It's really quite simple: charities do work and fund programs that government otherwise would have to do, and charities hold advantages that can deliver help more efficiently and effectively.” [Philanthropy Daily]

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The Case for Going Low-Tech in Communications and Fundraising

“…Going low-tech is not only for reaching out to baby boomers and beyond, however. For millennials and Gen X’ers, who communicate using all things digital, a mailed invitation or survey could actually stand out in the onslaught of emails. In fact, some reports indicate that millennials enjoy receiving mail and may actually respond better to direct mail campaigns.” [Nonprofit Quarterly]

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How Nonprofits Can Work With Competitors For Better Results

“…What has changed, however, is how an increasingly saturated nonprofit community collaborates. Nonprofit growth has focused on the establishment of a cross-section collaborative model that points a diverse group of leaders toward a common goal…

By bringing in different voices with a shared purpose, nonprofits can broaden their influence and increase their power to improve their communities. When those influencers are competitors, working together can be tricky, but the right approach allows both parties to succeed.” [Forbes]

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Inspirational insight of the week: 

Look to the star of the sea, call upon Mary … in danger, in distress, in doubt, think of Mary, call upon Mary. May her name never be far from your lips, or far from your heart … If you follow her, you will not stray; if you pray to her, you will not despair; if you turn your thoughts to her, you will not err. If she holds you, you will not fall; if she protects you, you need not fear; if she is your guide, you will not tire; if she is gracious to you, you will surely reach your destination.”

- St. Bernard

Turning Facebook Likes into Donors

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