Giving Tuesday Now Communication Plan

Prepare your Giving Tuesday Now communication plan in advance to allow for easier implementation. The Steier Group has composed a suggested #GivingTuesdayNow communication plan to use in the run up to the day of giving on May 5, 2020. Make sure to use the free graphics created by GivingTuesday to inform your supporters. Although it may seem tricky to ask for help during such a challenge, the Steier Group has found that donors are willing… Read more »

Live forum: Asking in April

We’ve heard from so many nonprofit leaders that are struggling financially but are unsure if they can ask for support during such a challenging time. With that in mind, our next live forum will be addressing this important question: Asking in April – Can you fundraise during the COVID crisis? Perhaps Francis Doyle said it best: “All we can do is invite people” to give. Only prospective donors can decide whether now is a good… Read more »

Can you fundraise during the COVID-19 crisis?

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” President Franklin Roosevelt’s 1933 inaugural address Nearly 90 years later, these words should again serve to comfort and inspire Americans. Just as the Great Depression caused distress for our nation, so too has the deadly COVID-19 virus. The economic effects of the pandemic have some nonprofits questioning their fundraising efforts, including capital campaigns. How should we proceed? Is this the right time to ask for support?… Read more »

How to celebrate Holy Week from Home

How can churches celebrate Holy Week while being physically distant? That was the main topic of the Steier Group’s Stewardship, Development and Fundraising Live Forum on March 31. During the current COVID-19 crisis, the Steier Group will be hosting these live forums to discuss issues pertinent to our partners during this critical time. We’ve also created a Holy Week from Home Resource Guide that can be shared with parishioners to enrich their celebration at home…. Read more »

CARES Act: How it will impact nonprofits and charitable giving

On Friday, the U.S. government passed the The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which will provide much needed assistance to families and businesses across America. Below is a summary of items in the CARES Act that could provide value for your nonprofit: Charitable Giving Incentive The CARES Act establishes a new, above-the-line deduction (universal or non-itemized deduction that applies to all taxpayers) for total charitable contributions of up to $300. The incentive… Read more »

Stewardship, development and fundraising live forum

During the current COVID-19 crisis, the Steier Group will be hosting live forums to discuss issues pertinent to our partners during this critical time. Join us on Tuesday, March 31 at 1:30 p.m. for our next live forum. We will be discussing how best to engage parishioners remotely during Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter. If you have topics or questions you would like to see discussed during a live forum, please contact Sean McMahon… Read more »