A five-step checklist to successfully pitch your nonprofit

I’ve been working with nonprofit leaders for over 10 years, and I always say that nonprofits need a vision, a roadmap, and funding to be successful. But what happens when you’re constantly struggling to get donations? It feels like you’re...

The Small Nonprofit Podcast: Demystifying planned giving with Paul Nazareth

Planned giving. It can be terrifying and uncomfortable for most small charities. But it doesn't need to be! Join in on the conversation as Paul Nazareth, Vice President of Education & Development at the Canadian Association of Gift Planners and...

Uncomfortable thinking about bequests?

Discomfort with engaging donors on bequests says more about your feelings about death than anything else. My mother died 11 years ago, almost exactly a year to the date after her mother, my grandmother, died. Within the next five years,...

When audiences divide: How to talk to different generations about legacy gifts

Life was easier back then... When my fellow Good Workers and I began our journey into marketing legacy giving to annual donors in 2003, we had a lot of things to figure out. But one thing was simple and clear....

How to advance your fundraising career: An interview with David Rubin

Editor's Note: This interview originally appeared on the Wild Woman Fundraising website and is excerpted with permission. You can read the full interview here. Mazarine Treyz: Hey, everybody. Welcome. This is Mazarine Treyz with Wild Woman Fundraising and today I have the...

Legacy Giving: How to attract the right prospects

Want to learn more about how to attract the right prospects to your legacy giving program? We've partnered with the author for a free webinar on July 25. Everyone who registers gets a copy of the full recording, even if...

Proposed tax changes could be catnip for big donors

The last federal budget had some big news for the charity sector in the form of a proposed rule change about donating the proceeds of shares and real estate. Unfortunately, this rule change has been severely under-reported on. This is...

Have I got a gift for you: The state of planned giving today

When it comes to fundraising, charities have a number of options available to them. Direct mail is a common one and events are popular. But ask any expert in the field and they’ll tell you that the biggest bang for...

Nothing’s certain but death and taxes: A brief guide to planned giving programs

"The biggest wealth transfer in history is set to take place," stated a BMO Retirement Institute Report in July 2009. "In Canada, it has been estimated that Boomers stand to inherit $1 trillion over the next 20 years." Though the...

New results from the 2011 International Gift Planning Survey

In October 2010, CharityVillage® and Give Green Canada jointly launched a survey to gather information about a subject in dire need of more data: bequest opportunities for the international charitable sector. More than nine hundred people partook in the survey,...