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Habits of highly effective giving

by pete on August 16, 2016

  Like in business, charitable organizations require revenue to not only exist, but to provide support, growth, and opportunity to the beneficiaries they serve. Billions of dollars are contributed to organizations each year. Some donors may question is this enough or is their contribution needed? However, the more appropriate questions might be “Am I giving to the right […]

Things to consider when making donations

by pete on March 17, 2015

Making donations to charitable organizations can be a very strategic, methodical, and evaluative process. For many, the donations are more than mere “gifts”, they’re actually investments in causes, organizations, needs, and beneficiaries. A key component of the donor-decision process is quality information. When working with our clients on their giving strategies, we advise an analysis of […]

Seven tips for fundraising success

by pete on May 13, 2014

  Raising funds for charitable organizations can be difficult; certainly time-consuming. It’s a patient process, requiring considerable research, planning, and organization. The word “development” is a perfect fit to the process an organization goes through to generate a meaningful contribution. When it comes to raising funds for your organizations, here’s a handful of tips to consider […]

As the calendar year nears its close, well-organized charities will be orchestrating year-end fundraising campaigns. These initiatives are used to fulfill wish lists, meet annual goals, and fund special projects. As these organizations launch these campaigns, it’s important that they understand donor thinking and strategies during this time of year. During the holidays, typical donors… Respond to […]

Summer has been extremely busy for the NPcatalyst team. Rather than spend the warm months surfing waves in the Pacific or backpacking along the Tahoe Rim Trail, we’ve been serving clients and connecting with corporate and charitable leaders across the country. This past weekend was spent in Tucson, where we met with numerous non-profit officials, […]

Athough we’re already in the third month of the year 2012, we haven’t really taken an opportunity to reflect upon the first year of NPcatalyst LLC. Like any new or innovative idea, there are many twists and turns and unforeseen obstacles. However, with the right team, positive outlook, and extreme passion, the good far outweighs the uncertainty. […]

  The charity rating and best practice tool, created by NPcatalyst this past January, is becoming increasingly popular with non-profit donors, volunteers, and job-seekers. The tool was designed to address two distinct, yet critical needs. First, it’s designed to rate charities in five management and performance areas, giving organizations an objective instrument from which to […]

Tucson charities added to ratings list

by pete on August 21, 2011 · 0 comments

A handful of Tucson-based community-benefit organizations have been added to our charity ratings list. Because of NPcatalyst’s connection to and long-time interest in Tucson, we have begun to screen local organizations and add them to our HealthCheck charity ratings list. The intent is to provide valuable “insider” and research-based information to potential donors, volunteers, and job-seekers, as they […]

Do you and your fellow board members know how to read and understand a non-profit organization’s financial statements? You should, as it’s a very important function of board leadership. To help clarify why it’s so important, just Google “board financials” or “understanding board financials”. Among the many links, you’ll likely find the following. Steven Berger, in […]

NPcatalyst has designed a campaign to raise funds for interested organizations through a unique year-end giving initiative. The campaign will remind and drive support from community residents, private foundations, and business leaders as they make contributions to organizations before the close of the calendar year. Non-profit organizations (regardless of size, scope, sector, or location) are invited to participate in the […]