Your Best Planned Gift Pipeline… is Your Database

Jess Hutchins
Director, Donor Advancement

Did you see the recent headline about the $4 million dollar bequest from a janitor? As a former Planned Gift Officer, I see these stories all the time. Where do these donors come from, and how can I find them? Those questions would often pop into my head.

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If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It

We have all heard the phrase “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” While this may be effective at times, as fundraisers we need to constantly strive to grow revenues and fund the critical missions we serve.

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Experience Matters

Before you read the rest of this blog, I'd like to ask you a question.

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The $2.3 BILLION coffee cup

This past week a simple setting and editing mishap resulted in $2.3 billion in free advertising for Starbucks. And the best part, it wasn’t even a Starbucks cup – it was a generic craft services cup.

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You Say You Want a Resolution...

It's the New Year. Make any resolutions? Broken any yet?

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Honored to Be Honored

On July 23rd, THD and many of our client partners were recognized for creative excellence at the 37th Annual NEDMA Awards in Boston including Best in Show for the Wounded Warrior Project’s "Tangible Giving" Package, aimed at encouraging donors to upgrade giving

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Five Easy Steps Toward Understanding Attribution

Chris Hubbard
VP, Account Services

Direct marketing used to be exactly that: "Direct."

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Tax Changes in 2018 - Are You Ready?


The new tax bill signed into law in 2017 has raised many questions – and concerns – among non-profit leaders. Here is a brief recap of what’s changing for 2018:


New tax brackets have gone down: Highest rate for married taxpayers filing jointly is now 37% on income of $600,000 and above, with similar changes for single taxpayers.

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What are you talking about?



We like to tie ourselves in knots trying to find the right mix of fundraising and cultivation for our audience segments, but have you ever taken a step back and asked yourself, “Do they care?”

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