Fundraising Events

Your Silent Auction Q & A

Gala season is upon us and that means many of you are worried about silent auction items. How many do you need? What do people bid on? Your silent auction questions answered here: How many silent auction items do we need? Fewer than you think. A good rule of thumb is no more than one…

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Why Fundraising?

Save the Johnson Amendment

Recently, our current President and certain Legislators have indicated they want to weaken or eliminate the Johnson Amendment. Signed into law in 1954, the Johnson Amendment prevents 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations from endorsing (or opposing) candidates from office, and prevents nonprofit organizations from making significant contributions to elect or defeat a candidate for office. For over…

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Giving USA

What You Need to Know about Giving USA 2017

Despite economic and political uncertainly, philanthropic giving still increased in 2016, hitting a record high $390.05 billion. Every year in June, Giving USA releases the “Annual Report on Philanthropy” and provides us with an overall picture of philanthropic giving in the United States. Thanks to Giving USA and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, we…

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