Monthly Archives: October 2011

Spirit Mountain invites service award nominations

Spirit Mountain Community Fund is looking for the two people in nonprofit organizations to receive the next Ye?lan Lima Award. Nominations are due by Nov. 30. Begun early this year, the Ye?lan Lima Award recognizes people–one paid and one a volunteer–who have … Continue reading

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Distinguishing your e-mail from scam and spam

There are some precautions you can take to avoid having your e-mail wind up as junk mail and not reach your audience. Jeff Brooks offers six ways to help ensure your e-mail reaches its target: Make sure that you have … Continue reading

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Words of advice from International Fundraising Congress

A donor who calls to change her address in your database is 10 times more likely to leave you a planned gift, set up a regular gift or respond affirmatively to a gift request. That’s just one of the many … Continue reading

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MVDP speakers have written top fundraising books

When Nancy Schwartz asked 129 nonprofit leaders to recommend books that had changed their lives, two of the 12 fundraising books they chose were written by MVDP presenters. Those two books are The Artful Journey: Cultivating and Soliciting the Major … Continue reading

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Why tax-exempt status is delayed

The Internal Revenue Service reports the top 10 reasons why there may be a delay in issuance of a nonprofit’s determination letter of tax-exempt status: 10.  Insufficient financial data on the Form 1023 9.   Uncertainty about accounting period end 8.   Incomplete … Continue reading

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Check lists: Your guides to online fundraising and events

Network for Good is out with version 2.0 of its check lists plus handy resource links to improve your Web site, donation form, e-mail campaigns and special events. The check lists come in the form of an e-book that Network … Continue reading

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A basic primer on raising money face-to-face

For those who ignore that most giving to nonprofits comes from individuals and go after corporate and foundation grants instead, here’s a quick read on connecting with individuals where most of the giving comes from. Amy Eisenstein has a 20-page … Continue reading

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