Category Archives: gift acknowledgement

For 2013: Ask, Thank, Report and Repeat

Jim Shapiro and Steve Screen gave a spirited look at the key elements of a successful fundraising plan for 2013 at the MVDP meeting Dec. 6. With 1.5 million nonprofits in the U.S. today, there is plenty of competition for┬ádonors’ … Continue reading

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Remedies for end-of-fiscal-year slump

If your fiscal year ends June 30, now is crunch time. With little more than a week before June 30, here are three ways to wind up the year with a flourish. Fundraising coach Marc Pitman offers them in his … Continue reading

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How not to acknowledge a gift

The U.S. Tax Court has given nonprofits one more reason to be scrupulously thorough in acknowledging gifts. The court Thursday ruled that a taxpayer cannot receive an income-tax deduction if the nonprofit receiving the gift does not fully substantiate the … Continue reading

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