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Don't Overlook the IRA Charitable Rollover For Year End Fundraising

Klein & Roth Consulting's December newsletter featured five practical tips for year end fundraising, including this one which I would have totally overlooked:

Remind donors of the IRA Rollover provision, which allows people over 70 1/2 years of age to take money out of their IRA (retirement account) to give to a charity without incurring income tax but still maintaining the deduction. This is a wonderful benefit for retired people who have IRAs. [More]

Presentation Recap: Turning Data Dust into Fundraising Gold

"Our database is a mess."

Does this sound familiar? How about,

"We invested in this great database software, but nobody keeps it up to date."

A database can be your fundraising friend, but only if you manage it.

Last week I attended a breakout session at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits annual conference, called Turning Data Dust into Fundraising Gold. The presenters, Tricia Pekarna and Jesse Stemcha of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, spoke from their experience on getting a database in order, and then using data - and database software tools - to uncover opportunities and increase productivity.

Here are a few points worth sharing: [More]