CFW 17.12.12

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on Dec 12, 2017 12:13:00 PM

Tax Reform Moves to Conference Committee

House and Senate conferees are meeting this week to negotiate a final version of tax reform to be passed to the President. While there are some similarities in the two versions of the bill, there are differences that must be worked out prior to presidential approval.

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Proposed Postal CPI Cap System Changes Bad News for All

The Postal Regulatory Commission has released its proposed changes to the Consumer Price Index cap system for postage increases and the proposal is simply bad for all concerned—customers, citizens, the Postal Service, and its employees. The PRC proposal would cause annual 7% postage rate increases for at least the next 5 years, compounding to 40%, for much of the mail that nonprofits use.

NCDC is following this proposal closely. Our partners at the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers are having a Board of Directors meeting this week to discuss strategy and we will let you know the resulting recommendations.

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Donor States of America

“[A] new study, by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, does more than establish "most generous" bragging rights. It’s a first-of-its-kind longitudinal analysis of household giving, drawing on a gold-standard survey of 9,000 households conducted nationwide every two years since 2000.” [Chronicle of Philanthropy]

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 Tell Us Tuesday

Tell us what matters to you! Use the hashtag #TellNCDC to share your answer to this week's question on Twitter and Facebook.


How’s your fundraising pitch? The best and worst ways of asking for your donors’ support

“Whenever we ask for a donor’s support, we implicitly if not explicitly tell the donor why he or she should give. And in doing so, we express what we believe to be the donor’s most basic and important motivations. Unfortunately, few organizations stop to think about how they’re asking for support and what that says about how they relate with their donors.” [Philanthropy Daily]

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Inspirational insight of the week: 

"Christmas isn’t just a temporal celebration or the memory of a beautiful (event); Christmas is more … Christmas is an encounter!"

- Pope Francis

Using Segmentation to Improve your Acquisition and Renewal Campaigns

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