Nonprofits Need Help to Survive This Crisis

Posted , by Keith Curtis, Founder & President. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Donors, Fundraising, Nonprofit Management.

  Nonprofits Need Help to Survive This Crisis Published March 29, 2020 “This pandemic and its implications have had a significant impact on the nonprofit community, and they need us now more than ever.” Keith Curtis wrote a great Op-Ed, published in The Virginian-Pilot yesterday. Check out these tangible ways that we can help without… Read more »

Uncertain Times Demand Strategic Response

Posted , by Keith Curtis, Founder & President. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Donors, Fundraising.

Uncertain Times Demand Strategic Response Published March 22, 2020   Keith was published as a guest in Inside Business today. Check out this excerpt that calls us to action. As donors and nonprofits, we have a critical role to play.   If you are a donor:  Stay the course — you’ve chosen to invest your time and… Read more »

Fundraising During Uncertain Times Demands Strategy

Posted , by Keith Curtis, President & Founder. Topic: Boards of Directors, Crisis Fundraising, Donors, Fundraising, Gift Solicitation, Major Gifts Programs, Making the Ask, Nonprofit Management.

Fundraising During Uncertain Times Demands Strategy By Keith Curtis, President & Founder of The Curtis Group In February, everything was still percolating. Now, however, the coronavirus and oil industry events are impacting our economy and, more importantly for philanthropy, the market. We are hearing from clients and the community with questions about what fundraising could… Read more »

Donor-Advised Funds Webinar

Posted , by Keith Curtis, President. Topic: Donor Acknowledgement, Donor Advised Funds, Donor Communication, Donors, Government, Major Gifts Programs.

What You Need to Know about Donor-Advised Funds in 2020   It’s not too late. Even if you missed the live webinar on donor-advised funds, we recorded it as well as printed the slides that accompanied the presentation. Keith Curtis and Jeff Giannotto delve into the details of donor-advised funds. You can learn about the… Read more »

Could the Tax Reform Impact Your Donors? And What Should You Do?

Posted , by Keith Curtis, Founder, President. Topic: Fundraising, Government.

  Under the tax reform that passed last month, some changes could impact your donors and charitable giving for your organization.     Reduced number of taxpayers qualifying for charitable tax deductions With fewer Americans qualifying for tax deductions, we could see fewer dollars given to nonprofits. One study by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy predicts… Read more »

Treat legislators like major donors

Posted , by Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President. Topic: Government.

If you don’t tell them, who will? Elected officials need to know what matters to the nonprofit sector and to your organization—this was a key message of The Giving Institute’s webinar last week, in which I participated as a GI member. Jason Lee, general counsel for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, stressed how important this year… Read more »

How does last night’s State of the Union affect charitable giving?

Posted , by Kaitlin Robb, Consultant. Topic: Government.

As president for the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, I’m fortunate to receive timely information and updates about public policy at the national level. Jason Lee, general counsel for AFP, included an analysis in an email today regarding last night’s State of the Union address. In terms of an impact on charitable… Read more »

Fiscal Cliff Legislation Provides Favorable Opportunity for Senior Donors this Month

Posted , by Erin Phillips, Campaign Consultant and Marketing Director. Topic: Government.

On January 1, 2013, the House and Senate passed H.R. 8, The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, a bill to avert the “Fiscal Cliff.” The president subsequently signed the bill into law. Those age 70-1/2 and older can donate up to $100,000 from Roth or traditional IRAs to certain charitable organizations without including the… Read more »

Will Donors Give Less if Taxed More?

Posted , by Natalie McGaughey, development coordinator. Topic: Government.

A recent article in Philanthropy Matters examined the current Obama administration’s proposal on changes in charitable deductions for taxpayers with adjusted gross income over $250,000 for couples and $200,000 for individuals. This proposal suggests reducing the value of itemized charitable deductions from 35% to 28%, and raising the marginal income tax from 35% to 39.6%… Read more »

U.S. Economy Shows Considerable Progress in Recovering From the Great Recession

Posted , by Keith Curtis, President. Topic: Government.

I attended a luncheon today hosted by the Economics Club of Hampton Roads and Old Dominion University, which featured an interesting presentation by Jeffrey Lacker,  president of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee. Lacker addressed the “considerable progress of the U.S. economy in recovering from the great… Read more »