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AmplifyDMC, based in St. Paul, MN, provides integrated fund development, marketing, and communications services with a focus on nonprofits and small to medium-sized businesses. At AmplifyDMC, we believe our approach to helping organizations execute successful...

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Crowdfunding | An AmplifyDMC Tip Sheet

As nonprofits strive to overcome the challenges of fundraising in the digital age, how does crowdfunding fit into these efforts? Do you have the social stamina to sustain a crowdsourced campaign? Finally, which crowdfunding platform best fits your needs? As you...

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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 paid 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 student at Beloit College in Wisconsin...

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AmplifyDMC’s Nonprofit in Residence: Vega Productions

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

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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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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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