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    END OF YEAR FUNDRAISING STRATEGIES

    Posted by DBD Team on Nov. 29, 2018

    Thanks to our partners at Gabriel Group, we have some advice to help you make the most of the last month of 2018.

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    Topics: Donor Engagement, Tax Law

    WHAT’S IN A NAME?

    Posted by Peggy Vinson on Nov. 8, 2018

    For many organizations embarking on a capital campaign, naming opportunities are used as a tool for donor recognition.  Often we find that this process of determining values for naming rights brings up questions for the nonprofit leaders.

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    DEVELOPING YOUR CASE FOR SUPPORT

    Posted by DBD Team on Oct. 31, 2018

    One of the most important aspects of successful fundraising is a compelling and urgent case for support. Donors need to know why your organization needs – and deserves – their philanthropic support. While it seems simple at the outset, there are many things to consider.

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    Topics: Support

    TAX LAW CHANGES – BE PREPARED FOR YEAR END

    Posted by Danny Maier on Oct. 23, 2018

    Several months ago, the fundraising world was talking about the changes in tax law and what differences might be expected. While much of the affects will not be known until everyone is done filing taxes next year, here is a preview of what many experts are seeing already and how you might want to respond today for the benefit of your mission: Donor Advised Funds; Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs); and Stock Transfers.

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    Topics: Tax Law

    THE MAKINGS OF A GREAT LEADER

    Posted by Robin Jordan on Oct. 9, 2018

    When we think of leaders who inspire us, people like Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey or Nelson Mandela come to mind. These individuals demonstrated their great leadership by being innovators who are driven by their values and a desire to make the world a better place. To change lives. They never lost sight of their goals to pursue BIG dreams, even through adverse situations.

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    STEP UP YOUR GAME

    Posted by Bruce Berglund on Oct. 2, 2018

    It was day two of the Global Leadership Summit and the first speaker of the day was Rasmus Ankersen, a young soccer team owner from the Netherlands. Our expectations weren’t high. What could he have to teach us about leadership or how to help our clients succeed?

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    Topics: Leadership, Rasmus Ankersen, Nonprofit Management

    BACK-BUCKET LIST

    Posted by Thom Peters on Sep. 25, 2018

    Have you ever had the “bucket list” conversation? You know the one. People share their list of extraordinary things to do before they die. It’s a conversation I have resisted. It isn’t the list part; it’s the die part.

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    BE A LEADER, NOT A LID

    Posted by Jon Simons on Sep. 20, 2018

    Speaking at the Global Leadership Summit this summer, Craig Groeschel, co-founder and senior pastor of Life Church summarized the need for (and power of) delegation with one challenging statement: “Don’t become the lid to your organization.”

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    Topics: Leadership

    WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES

    Posted by Jason Fry on Sep. 11, 2018

    Author’s Note: The Doobie Brothers were one of my first concerts. They played with Joe Walsh in Saratoga, New York. If you don’t know them…sorry. Google “yacht rock” then come talk to me.

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    END OF SUMMER SHOUT OUTS

    Posted by DBD Team on Sep. 5, 2018

    In our work, we are lucky enough to come along side amazing organizations at exciting times in their history. Today we want to recognize several clients who have reached important milestones in their campaigns. Whether they are at the end of a long campaign, or just getting started, these clients have shown both innovation and perseverance. Read on for inspiration and ideas!

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    Topics: Success Stories, Capital Campaign, Case Studies, Collaborations, Shout Out

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