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Key Takeaways – National Association of Charitable Gift Planners 2018 Conference

Last month, I attended the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners Conference in Las Vegas. This is the premier national gift planning conference, with three days packed with presentations on all aspects of planned giving. I’ve been happy to see an increasing number of panels and discussions focused on marketing – the main driver for…

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A True Peaceful Transfer of Power

On January 24th the Direct Marketing Association of Washington (DMAW) held its annual meeting at the SEIU Conference Center. The first order of business was the peaceful transfer of power from the 2016 Board of Directors to the 2017 Board which includes 22 members. And of course, Past President Cheryl Keedy peacefully passing the gavel…

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8 Years of Uncertainty is Enough

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at By Jordanna Sussman I recently attended DMAW’s Lunch & Learn “Industry Trends and Insights for the Nonprofit Sector”, presented by Carol Rhine, Principal Fundraising Analyst at Target Analytics. Here are my 4 Key Takeaways: The wealthy are driving charitable giving This was an overarching theme throughout Carol’s presentation:…

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