These are coming to you a little late – but better late than never? 2021 was another banner year for our company — and more importantly, our clients and the people they serve! I always get giddy when money starts rolling in for our clients, who are an honor and privilege to serve. During 2021,

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Be Like Brit was born out of pain and tragedy. And Philanthropy! Britney (Brit) Gengel was a college student who went on a missionary trip to Haiti in 2010. While she was there, Haiti suffered a catastrophic earthquake of 7.0 magnitude. For the next 33 days, Britney’s family didn’t know if she was alive, or

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OVER 700 CHILDREN ENTER THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM EACH DAY. Right now, there are 437,500 children in the US foster care system. Each year, 23,000 young people age out of foster care without permanent connections to a stable family. Most children in the foster care system are removed from their homes with little more than

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In this episode of Sarah’s Soapbox, I talk about the difference between a COST and an INVESTMENT, and why investing in fundraising is the best way to raise more revenue!

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PENNIES. Most folks wouldn’t bother to stop and pick one up off the ground, but the Gift Shop cashiers at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, TX grab every penny they can get! When we visited the gift shop, the cashier – let’s call her Sally — asked us if we’d like to

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The Worcester Chamber Music Society hired me to write their 2016 fall appeal letter. It took me two hours to craft. Here are the results: From Fall 2015 to 2016, the number of donors increased from 62 to 72 (16.2%). In the Fall of 2015, 10 of those donors were new; in 2016, it increased

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The Joy of Music hired me to help them develop new marketing materials. Traditionally, they would print thousands of booklets and distribute them to libraries and other public places where people tended to gather information about community events. Rather than stride down that path, I suggested we start by surveying their stakeholders to determine how

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Did you know that our attitudes and the laws around driving while intoxicated are a result of PHILANTHROPY? It’s true! In 1970, the idea of a designated driver didn’t exist. Drunk driving was not an actionable offense, even though it was killing tens of thousands of people each year! Two broken-hearted Moms from opposite sides

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Did you know that PHILANTHROPY had a major impact on the current US Stock Market? It’s true! Say hello to Alfred Cowles. Born in 1891 into a family of business tycoons, Cowles became a wealthy business man in his own right by advising people on their investments. After the Stock Market crashed in 1929 and

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Today’s blog is about individual donors. Yes, again! Why? Because in 2019, individual donors contributed $352.87 BILLION to US nonprofits! AND giving increased 10.6% last year – during a pandemic! (As soon as the Giving USA numbers are out for 2020, I’ll share them with you!) This means that the #1 way to increase your

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