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riverbank fishing
Why direct response fundraising is like fishing from the riverbank

The art and science of direct response fundraising is like the cadence of a flowing river, engaging donors as they flow through, month by month.

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Judge’s ruling not kosher with religious liberty advocates

A New York City court has dealt Yeshiva University, and religious liberty, a blow.

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Revisiting third places in the wake of the pandemic

“Third places” suffered greatly during the pandemic, and we suffered for their absence in our daily lives.

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Making direct mail work smarter during the COVID-19 crisis

In times of economic uncertainty and global panic, like we face today, it’s tempting to step back and play it safe. If history is an indicator, this is a bad idea.

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The basics of "lift notes" in direct mail

Lift notes can improve your direct mail package and engage more readers. Here’s an intro to the basics of lift notes.

Beware of shady direct mail firms: 5 red flags to look out for

For too long, direct mail companies have been taking advantage of nonprofit leaders with empty promises, underhanded tactics, and confusing contracts that serve their interests rather than the nonprofit’s.

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They are not the unremembered dead

Lee Edwards will see his idea and dream of profoundly remembering the victims of Marxist-Leninism become a reality.

What you need to know about your organization’s investment portfolio

Whether you have a large endowment or a small investment reserve, your nonprofit or foundation should be investing these funds wisely and in accordance with your mission.

A charitable thing happened on the way to Jericho

In Father Robert Sirico’s splendid new book, “The Economics of the Parables,” the essence of a more complete meaning of charity is found in Christ’s most well-known tale

GDT Podcast / Episode 31

This week on Givers, Doer, & Thinkers, Jeremy sits down with Colorado congressional candidate Tim Reichert about effective philanthropy and the erosion of the middle class.

Navigating nonprofit messaging and negative stereotypes

When raising money for your human service nonprofit, it’s important to maintain the dignity of the people you serve, even as you motivate gifts from a broad base of donors.

Death by disassociation: a review of Them by Senator Ben Sasse

Loneliness is killing us. Ben Sasse’s “Them” addresses a growing health crisis today—loneliness—and the effect of loneliness on individual and communal health, as well as contemporary politics.