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Introducing Our New Digital Resource — Donor-Advised Funds 101

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on 2/22/19 8:32 AM

What are donor-advised funds and how can nonprofit organizations encourage donors to give through this tool?

Donor-advised funds (DAF) are a popular tool for charitable giving among many donors today. They offer donors an easy and secure way to invest and grow their money tax-free, and distribute it as they see fit to their favorite charities. It is imperative that charitable organizations learn to identify which of their donors hold these giving accounts, and discover how they can encourage them to make regular gifts using this tool.  

To learn more about how donor-advised funds work and how you can maximize the charitable donations that come from donors holding these accounts, explore our digital resource. 

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Topics: Donor engagement, Online Giving

GDPR for Catholic Nonprofits: What Europe's New Data Law Means for Catholic Nonprofits

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on 5/8/18 1:00 PM

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), EU legislation to protect data, will go into effect on May 25. The GDPR applies to any business or organization that offer goods or services or collects data from residents in the EU, regardless if they are for-profit or not-for-profit entities.

While NCDC cannot provide legal guidance on this issue, we feel it is critical for Catholic fundraisers to understand the scope and impact this policy will have on any organization that maintains personal data.

We aren't in Europe. Why do we need to worry about this?

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Topics: Donor Development, Catholic Fundraising Resources, Online Giving

Four Ways to Increase Online Giving Conversions

Posted by Nick Small on 8/16/17 9:22 AM

Building awareness and getting people familiar with your organization and cause is important — but to stay afloat, increase online giving conversions on your website to increase your bottom line and allow you to create a larger impact.

Online giving is responsible for about 7% of total fundraising revenue per year and grows at a rate of about 8% per year (which doesn’t include grants).

Consider these steps to increase your online giving conversions.

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Topics: Tips to Use & Habits to Lose, Donor engagement, Online Giving

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