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How will new tax code affect charitable giving to your organization?

Jan
2

by Karen Perry-Weinstat

As widely publicized, the new tax code will reduce the percentage of Americans who can claim charitable deductions on their taxes — from about 30% now to just 10% of all taxpayers beginning this year. The Joint Committee on Taxation estimates that itemized deductions will drop by $95 billion in 2018. However, remember that this […]

Strategize your Fundraising Event

Nov
1

by Karen Perry-Weinstat

In the frenzied world of event fundraising, development staff is often pulled from project to project and from event to event with little time to focus on strategic planning. So, often, they enlist the comfortable triad of pre-event communications: the save-the-date card, sponsor solicitation letter and the printed invitation/reply card. But this one-size-fits-all, tactical approach […]

5 Pro Tips for Your Guest Check-In Area

Oct
2

by Karen Perry-Weinstat

Event Check-In: Last minute detail or critical element of event success? In a world where first impressions mean everything, we think the latter! Does anyone remember studying “the halo effect” in sociology 101? This theory asserts that first impressions lead to an overall bias as to how follow up experiences are perceived. It’s a fancy […]