Powerful Stuff

Having worked in the nonprofit sector for many years, I have definitely had my share of golf balls. Yes, you read that correctly, I said golf balls. I’m not talking about the freebies given away at a charity golf tournament, I’m talking about that feeling you get when you’ve witnessed something so powerful that it moves you to tears, and in the process of trying to suppress them you get this feeling that you’ve just swallowed a golf ball.

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Short, Sweet and Neat

A growing number of ResultsPlus customers are using custom donation pages to integrate with their ResultsPlus application and database. Not only does this make the data entry process easier for them, it can also make life simpler for the donor who prefers to give online. It can, that is, if the webpage doesn’t chase them away before they are able to finish the job.

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Urgent! Confirm Your Constituents’ Yahoo Accounts!

Yahoo! is disabling accounts that have been inactive for at least 12 months, as of Monday, July 15th. Other people can apply for these accounts any time between that date and mid-August. After that, the accounts may be re-assigned by Yahoo! to new account holders. What does this mean for nonprofits? It means that you could have addresses that, if you do not confirm them within the next month, may have been transferred to people who have not opted into receiving communications from you. If you would like to read more about this change, you can do so on Yahoo!’s blog.

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Smart Thinking

Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy was released to the public a few weeks ago by the Giving USA Foundation. Like every year since 1956, the report summarizes and reports on the sources and destinations of charitable giving in the United States. The Giving USA 2013 report issued on June 18th provides data on gifts made in 2012, collected and aggregated from millions of households, corporations, estates, and foundations.

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