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January 21, 2018

How Important are Monthly Donors? – Erica Waasdorp

Erica Waasdorp, CEO of A Direct Solution says, “If you don’t have a monthly donor program yet, you’d be wise to make that part of your plan for next calendar year and perhaps even sooner than that.” People often ask me why you should focus on this now? Well, if last year’s Harvey hurricane disaster is any indication: Monthly donors provide sustainable revenue, no matter what happens. Their gifts keep coming in, rain or shine! […]
January 25, 2018

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May 28, 2018
Susan Packard Orr

Susan Packard Orr Shifts Focus After Decades at Helm of Family Foundation

Considered an icon in the philanthropy world, Susan Packard Orr frequently is the person nonprofits look to for inspiration and advice. For more than three decades, the Stanford resident has provided nonprofits around the world with support services and software she developed for the management of fundraising and grant-making activities when few others served that niche. She’s probably better known, however, for steering her family’s nonprofit organization, The David & Lucile Packard Foundation, for the […]
November 22, 2018

6 Reasons Why We’re Thankful for Nonprofits

Now is the perfect time to reflect on all the blessings 2018 has brought us. One thing we’re especially grateful for is the nonprofit sector and all the great work it’s done this year (and every year). Here are six reasons why we’re thankful for the work nonprofits do each and every day. 1. They provide hope In a world where we’re constantly hearing about natural disasters, social injustices and countless other problems on the […]