CFW 17.06.21

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on Jun 21, 2017 1:55:00 PM


Highlighting Religious Charitable Giving

“Among the numerous partners in the charitable sector that have been meeting with lawmakers about the potential impact of tax reform is religious givers. The religious subsector still receives the highest share of giving – $122.94 billion or 32 percent of total giving according to the 2017 Giving USA report – and would be significantly impacted by policy changes that could harm charitable giving.” [Alliance for Charitable Reform]

More need to know news:


Millennials Start Displaying Inclination To Give

“Millennials are still a ways away from contributing to the nonprofit sector to the same extent as Baby Boomers and Gen Xers. If signifiers of willingness to give such as volunteerism and attendance at religious services are to be believed, however, Millennials are closer to being as active as their elders than dollars indicate. Millennials gave an average of $580 to charity during the past year, according to a study commissioned by Dunham + Company, a consultancy to nonprofits, and conducted by Campbell Rinker.” [Nonprofit Times]

More emerging trends:


5 Ways Fundraisers Can Find Motivation to Create Content

“As nonprofits, the content we write needs to evoke an emotional, empathetic and deep response from within our audience.

“When we are writing content for our websites, a case for support or a grant, we need to be able to write clearly, effectively, and empathetically. Our writing needs to inspire someone to take action like when we are writing a donation appeal or content for a website. The passion that we feel about helping constituents and impacting a positive change in our communities has to underline the whole piece.” [Bloomerang]

More tips and tactics:

Inspirational insight of the week: 

In honor of World Refugee Day

American Catholics are committed to building a society which is truly tolerant and inclusive, to safeguarding the rights of individuals and communities, and to rejecting every form of unjust discrimination.

- Pope Francis
Speech at the White House of the United States, September 23, 2015

Turning Facebook Likes into Donors


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