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Why Donors Give: Infographic 

December 9, 2019

By: Carrie Saracini

We asked 3,000 year-end donors to tell us why they gave to find out what they care about most. Our conclusion: donors give out when they believe in your mission and know you do good work in the community you serve. They don’t care as much about self-interested reasons for giving, such as knowing someone… Read More

The Savvy Nonprofit’s Guide to Staying Ahead of Giving Trends 

November 22, 2019

By: Carrie Saracini

There’s no shortage of fundraising statistics and benchmarks out there. And if you’re a small nonprofit with limited resources, some of those stats are pretty concerning – for example, Giving USA’s most recent annual report reveals that overall giving is down 1.7%. Individual giving has also dropped by 3.4%.… Read More

4 Spooky, Scary Fundraising Statistics (And What to Do About Them) 

October 31, 2019

By: Carrie Saracini

It’s the spookiest time of year, and these recent fundraising statistics are sure to frighten. But before you get scared off, check out our strategies for boosting your fundraising and marketing results in spite of the stats. 3 out of 4 first time donors won’t donate again to your organization. The secret to do… Read More

9 Steps to Getting the Most From Your Board Meeting 

June 10, 2019

By: Keith White

For most nonprofits, board meetings are a monthly occurrence. And you only have an hour or two to take care of business. Your board consists of busy people with family and work competing for their attention. You’ve got to make the most of the time you have together. Planning and executing effective board meetings is… Read More

Tax Cut and Jobs Act Impact on Nonprofits 

April 8, 2019

By: John Gilchrist

It’s been 15 months since the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) became law. At the time of passage many pundits predicted dire consequences for the nonprofit sector, largely due to the near doubling of the standard deduction, meaning the high threshold for deducting charitable gifts (and other items such as state/local tax… Read More

Network for Good Named Top 100 Impact Companies 

January 14, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

We’re thrilled to announce that Network for Good has been named one of the Top 100 Impact Companies by Real Leaders. Business As a Force for Good The Real Leaders Top 100 Impact Companies is the first-ever listing of companies making a positive impact and growing by doing good. Each company featured embraces a vision… Read More

Tax Reform and Charitable Giving for Nonprofits 

April 5, 2018

By: Lisa Bonanno

“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Ben Franklin’s wit aside, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) will impact every individual and organization. The issue we hear about the most from our customers is how the increase in the standard deduction amount will effect giving. If the… Read More

3 Presidential Role Models for Nonprofit Charitable Giving 

February 18, 2018

By: Lisa Bonanno

The federal holiday landing on the third Monday in February is officially known as Washington’s Birthday. First celebrated in 1885 to honor—you guessed it—George Washington’s birthday (February 22, 1732, for you trivia buffs), this holiday has since broadened its scope to become a day to honor all U.S. presiden… Read More

3 Ways to Honor Local Heroes on National Philanthropy Day 

November 15, 2017

By: Iris Sutcliffe

philanthropy (noun): the love of humankind Happy National Philanthropy Day! Every year on November 15, this international event, coordinated by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), shares the love and impact each of us can create in our communities. It’s also a fantastic reason to take a moment to hono… Read More

Our New Power Woman of Tech: Maria Canfora 

October 17, 2017

By: Bill Strathmann

Silicon Valley isn’t the only hub for tech start-ups these days. The Washington D.C. area is quickly becoming a solid alternative for attracting highly-educated, ambitious and talented people in the technology sector. DCA Live has highlighted a key list of thought-leaders, innovators, and drivers of change in various… Read More

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