Planning to attend the LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo in New Orleans? MMS Advancement Associates, in partnership with United Church Homes and Services, will present a session on Engaging Stakeholders for a Successful Capital Campaign. Join us Wednesday November 1st at 8 am.  Learn how UCHS engaged key stakeholders to set the stage for major…

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There’s been good news amidst the gloom and doom that dominates public rhetoric these days. Here are some highlights…   Charitable giving will grow in 2016 and 2017.  Fundraising campaigns are on the rise and driving success.  Research is giving teeth to relationship building efforts.  Giving is expected to increase 4.1 percent in 2016 and…

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For those of us in the fundraising profession, the time for giving thanks reaches its peak in December. Year-end appeals are in the mail, but our work is just beginning! Thanking donors swiftly and with a little extra touch besides can make an organization stand out from the crowd. Now is the time to muster…

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United Church Homes and Services began informing and engaging donors and volunteers more than two years before launching its $3.6 million capital campaign for Abernethy Laurels. We talked with Nancy Beard, CFRE, President, UCHS Foundation, to learn about her experience. When did you start engaging donors in preparation for your campaign? We started with a…

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Congratulations to FAC’s Development Planning Retreat Raffle Prize Winner!   Late September, Judy Barberich and I participated in the 2015 Collaborative Conference, a new joint venture between AFP Central Pennsylvania Chapter, PANO and the Susquehanna Valley Planned Giving Council. More than 300 participants came together to share resources and tools that aim for community impact. For Judy…

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Roots. They ground us, and at the same time provide us with the strength to grow and change.  So it is with Farr Associates Consulting LLC. FAC’s work has always been grounded in a belief in the power of philanthropy. It is our mission to help our clients harness that power and make a difference…

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