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PDA and Ansche Chesed Raise Capital Funds for Historic Renovation
PDA and Ansche Chesed Raise $8M in Capital Funds for Historic Renovation.
A Trend of Generosity After COVID
If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that philanthropy doesn’t stop, even during a quarantine. In fact, the pandemic seems to have brought out the best in us.
Medisys Gala a Runaway Success!
PDA is proud to have managed fundraising and logistics for the first annual dinner of the Medisys Health System (Jamaica and Flushing Hospitals) in Queens, New York.
Fall Virtual Events – Webinar Highlights
Director of Special Events and Capital Campaigns, Tiffany Parnes, was a guest expert on a recent webinar: “How to plan fall virtual events” hosted by Freewill.
Foundation Support – You Asked. We Answered.
Webinar: How to Tap Foundation Support during COVID-19. Hosted by PDA and Bloomerang.
Finding More Foundation Support
Many foundations are taking on COVID-19. Others are waiting out the crisis and don’t want to shift from their current funding priorities. Many foundations are focusing only on their current grantees.
What we’ve learned from running 6 non-profit offices remotely
We asked PDA Controller Tamar Feld for tips on making remote offices effective during quarantine.
#GivingTuesdayNow: What is it and how do you make the most of it?
Even Giving Tuesday has pivoted in response to COVID19 and its impact. While it’s traditionally the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesdayNow will take place on May 5th.
Virtual Gala, Part Two: Creating an Unforgettable Connection and Fellowship.
This week, we are covering the second important focus area for a successful virtual gala: creating an unforgettable connection and fellowship.
A guide to asking for major gifts during COVID-19. How our client raised over $10 million dollars.
Our clients have raised funds during this crisis because they approached donors in a new way. With our guidance, they have combined a vision for going forward and expertise in their fields to instill trust and confidence.
Planning a Virtual Gala, Part One: What you don’t want to miss!
The virtual gala is a great substitute for your annual in-person gala. With the right planning, net income should be stable – maybe even up.
COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides $350 billion in small business loans to keep people employed. What does this mean for nonprofits?
Activating Your Board During Uncertain Times
Practical, timely advice for board members in guiding non-profits through the COVID-19 crisis.
Major Gifts from Managed Funds
We’re seeing a rise in major gifts in the form of Donor Advised Funds, Qualified Charitable Distributions, and even stock.
“Hidden gems” are your supporters who are just waiting to be asked to give more. What are you waiting for?
Transparency in Fundraising
Who is accountable for fundraising? Transparency is key.
Donor Data Management
Steward or stalker: what donor data should you collect?
Part 3 Millennials
How nonprofits can learn from Millennials’ priorities.
Part 2 Millennials
How Millennial giving influences philanthropy on a wider scale.
Part 1 Millennials
Millennials, Part 1: Who are they?
Quiz: Fundraising Job Score
Take the Fundraiser Quiz: what tools can you use to raise your score?
Mother’s Day Special Edition
Mini-campaign idea to celebrate Mother’s Day…
Fundraising With Thanks
Why do donors stop giving? Are they bored or underappreciated?
“Back To School” Fundraising Season
“Back to school” – it’s time to follow up with prospects.
Feels like home – what does working remotely mean for your organization?
Giving: It’s All the Rage
Giving is all the rage, especially when donating is a protest.
The Show Must Go On?
The show must go on – coming up with a backup plan for your events.
Windows 10 Rollout
What’s up with Windows 10, and why should non-profits care?
Ask and Receive. Now.
Start fundraising: You can’t get if you don’t ask.
Fundraising Event Budgets
Eat, drink and be practical – keep your event on track and on budget.
It’s Easy to Say “Thank You” When You Mean It
Thank you for reading our blog! It’s been a great pleasure to share some of what we have learned this year with you.
Staff Retreats are a Treat
Staff Retreats: Yes, they can be informative AND fun!
Summer “Fitness” for Nonprofit Tech
Tighten up your technology this summer!
(Net)Workin’ 9 to 5
Songs for Summer – Our Favorite Tunes for Friendraisers!
Buzz-kill: When Buzzwords Fizzle
Buzzwords: PDA’s Worst Offenders list, and how to avoid them…
Start Planning Your Gala Now
You should be planning your next fundraising dinner already.
Parties, cold calls & networking
Talking to Strangers: strategies for connecting around your nonprofit.
Rethinking Thanks: Personal is Powerful
The power of a personal thank-you note.
Special Edition: Nonprofit Reform Law
How does the New York Nonprofit Reform Law affect your organization?
The January Effect
Make the most of lulls in your fundraising calendar.
Energize Your Board
Questions about boards from nonprofit leaders, answered.
What to do when your campaign stalls: tips for Staff, Board members and Donors.
Video: Corporate Philanthropy
Perry Davis moderates a panel discussion on Corporate Philanthropy.
The Fundraising Revolving Door
Stop the turnover: five key ways to find and keep a dedicated fundraiser.