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The Giving Institute Blog’s New Home

The Giving Institute’s blog has moved. Please visit http://givinginstitute.org/resources/ to continue reading the insightful posts from our member firms.

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Dig deeper into Giving USA 2012 at webinars, presentations

Reading Giving USA 2012’s annual report on how much Americans gave to charity in 2011 – an estimated $298.42 billion – is good; hearing interpretation from Giving Institute experts on what the research means for fundraisers working in today’s philanthropic … Continue reading

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It will never let go

By Rick Dunham Dunham & Company In leading an organization, there is a gravitational force at play that is always pulling against you. It’s the gravitational force of mediocrity. And it’s why success is such hard work. Left to its … Continue reading

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Technology in Fundraising

by Robert K. Lewis, Jr. of member firm Global Advancement             Those of us working in development are, for the most part, in the people business. Donations to good causes come forth only after the careful nurturing of potential donors. … Continue reading

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Payments in Lieu of Taxes: Necessary Evil or Unfair Imposition?

          By: Robert I. Evans & Avrum D. Lapin May 22, 2012 Today’s continued economic uncertainty has prompted bold actions by local governments as they struggle to secure necessary income while faced with substantial budget shortfalls, … Continue reading

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Reporting Success

By: Russ Hodge, CFRE  – Managing Partner The Hodge Group Amongst the organizations we serve there has been an increasing drive toward standardizing and qualitatively analyzing the Development process. This is taking the form of several different types of dashboards, flash reports, other bench-marking and tracking documents. … Continue reading

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Seven Tips for Good Governance

Peter Fissinger, President & Chief Executive Officer, of member firm Campbell & Company Increasingly, non-profit organizations are asking Campbell & Company to assess their governance structures. This often happens with a campaign on the horizon, but not always. Depending on … Continue reading

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