Grocery stores give back

Grocery stores give back

Have you been asked to “round up,” donate your canvas bag refund, or support a nonprofit of the month in some way at your local grocery store? You might be surprised how easy it can be to apply for one of these give-back programs: Whole Foods “Giving Days”...
Culture of fundraising can overcome tax changes

Culture of fundraising can overcome tax changes

So, what is one to make of the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1, “TCJA”), passed by Congress in late December, and its impact on charitable giving? The new law doubles the standard deduction in 2018 for a single person to $12,000 and for a married couple to $24,000....
November is important, but December dominates giving

November is important, but December dominates giving

With November upon us, significant nonprofit giving events will be dominating the donor landscape from Minnesota’s Give to the Max Day on November 16 to the global Giving Tuesday on November 28. But these important days of giving will never replace or exceed year-end...
How donors prefer to give and engage with technology

How donors prefer to give and engage with technology

The inaugural 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report, an online sector survey put out by the Public Interest Registry, surveyed more than 4,000 donors across six continents to get feedback on how online and mobile technology affects their giving. The data is meant to...
Proof that giving increases happinesss

Proof that giving increases happinesss

How do we as a community of generous givers in Minnesota benefit from supporting the causes we wholeheartedly believe? Recently, The New York Times story, “Giving Proof” purported apparent neurological benefits in the brains of people engaged in the act of giving. The...
When marketing your cause, think like Nike

When marketing your cause, think like Nike

“And it would persuade more people to donate. Which, right now, might be what matters most.” A recent article in The New York Times, “Why Don’t You Donate for Syrian Refugees? Blame Bad Marketing” shares research on causes and charities that were more...