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Good News For Charitable Donations In 2011

Good news for charitable donations in 2011. With the recent passage of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2011 (PL 111-312), the IRA Charitable and other charitable giving incentives have been reinstated!  Contributions for the tax year 2010 can be made retroactively through January 2011.     One of the benefits for donors is that the …

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Guidelines for gathering donations

Donations are the life blood of every nonprofit.  Without a good source of donations, a nonprofit will shrivel up and die.  Soliciting donations is always a daunting and incredibly difficult task to accomplish.  In this article we will outline some basic guide lines for successful solicitation of donations.  Getting started Build a data base:  Find a web based contact manager …

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Do’s and Don’ts for Fundraising events

Do’s and Don’ts for fundraising events Fundraising is always a challenging endeavor.  The key to a successful event is to leverage the ideas and solutions that have already been developed.   In essence,” why reinvent the wheel”.  Here are some basic  ideas that will put you on the path for a successful fundraising event. Do strategic planning; make sure the effort …

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Ideas for hosting a charity golf event

Hosting a charity golf event is becoming more and more popular.  Here is an article we found at www.fundraiserhelp.com that provides some great information for hosting a golf event. Hosting A Charity Golf Event Looking for tips on planning a charity golf tournament? There are many factors to consider, so I’ll stick to the four main ones for this article. …

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Tips for advertising your up and coming fundraising event.

Here are some fund-raising tips when you are ready to publicize you’re up and coming event. Getting publicity Media coverage is essential to drawing a big crowd for your event. Step one is putting together a press release describing your event with a newsworthy angle. Newspapers, radio and television stations are all looking for stories of interest to their readers, …

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Secure Auction Payment Systems Sacramento CA

Spire provides the very best in secure auction payment systems in Sacramento.  We have developed an innovative payment solution that is secure, easy to use  and scalable.  We don’t have extensive contracts and our systems are user friendly Here’s what we offer: 1)   A complete turn key solution that arrives at your location completely configured to your organization. 2)  A …

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5 Steps to Ensure a Successful Auction

Five Fundraising tips Putting on a fundraising event is no small task, so you will want to ensure that your event raises the maximum amount possible from your attendees and that means leaving no fundraising opportunity unused.  Here are five tips that will help ensure the success of your event. 1)      Price your event tickets high enough to maximize revenue …

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