Browsing the blog archives for November, 2013

Being Grateful As An Effectiveness Strategy

“Reflect on your present blessings, on which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”  —Charles Dickens (M. Dickens, 1897) If you live in the States, the 4th Thursday of November is the day set aside to be thankful.  We are encouraged to focus on our blessings and […]

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A Year End Reminder for the IRA Charitable Rollover

As December 31, 2013, approaches it is worth reminding donors that the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R. 8), passed this past January, extended the IRA Charitable Rollover provision which permits individuals to make a “qualified charitable distribution” to an eligible charitable organization without recognizing the amount of the distribution as income.   Here […]


Helping Donors Give On Purpose

We are quickly approaching the Giving Season.  Soon, men and women in holiday costumes will stand outside of crowded store entrances ringing bells and seeking the coins loosely jiggling in pockets.  Your snail mailbox will be stuffed with colorful envelopes filled with compelling pleas of support.  Mostly all fine causes, to be sure.  And donors […]


Frictionless, Convenient, and Emotional – Branding Your Donor Experience

A few days back, Tom Groenfeldt, a contributor to Forbes, wrote about the intersection of technology and shopping patterns at Kroger’s grocery stores.  If you missed it, it is a worthwhile read on how Kroger (and other major retailers) are getting to know your shopping habits better than you know them yourself. The article introduced […]