THE MIX TAPE

Our curated industry playlist

 

Amplify your year-end campaign…

...by starting early! If you're reading this in December we won't tell you to stop, but these tips are meant to jumpstart your campaign by starting your planning in the summer months. Let's go: Circle a start date (and make it before December). Give to the Max Day is...

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Introducing Katherine, our first summer intern

  As she researched potential summer internships this spring, Katherine Jossi hoped to land somewhere "that would benefit from the somewhat strange skillset" she had built up before and during her time at college. Currently a sophomore at Beloit College in...

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We #AmpedItUp at our first-ever Open House

    While our Open House invitations joked about sort of moving—just across the hall from our old spot in the Flannery Construction office—our April 1 move was no April Fools' lark. The new space, our first very own office, is a big deal for AmplifyDMC. We...

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AmplifyDMC’s 2018 Nonprofit in Residence: Vega Productions

With the recent opening of AmplifyDMC’s new office, we are proud to announce Vega Productions as Amplify’s 2018 nonprofit in residence. The goal of this partnership is to help Vega assess opportunities and challenges and set a course for future sustainability and...

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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” donate 5%...

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AmplifyDMC is excited to join the Midway Chamber of Commerce

AmplifyDMC is excited to be a new member of the Midway Chamber of Commerce of St. Paul, MN. The mission of the Chamber is to represent businesses and organizations that are dedicated to building a stronger Midway by providing programs and services that help members...

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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....

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Is Minnesota charitable or not?

It depends on the numbers. According to a report in the Star Tribune, WalletHub's 2017 ranking has the Land of Lakes at number three while the Chronicle of Philanthropy has Minnesota near the bottom at 41. The discrepancy lies in how charitable giving is measured....

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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...

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