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C. David Campbell and David Page

Hammond & Associates is saddened by the passing of C. David Campbell and David Page.  For many years, we had the distinct pleasure of working closely with these two extraordinary leaders, both of whom worked tirelessly to make the region a better place. David Campbell was the consummate gentleman; a man who occupied a position […]

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B Corporations

On July 17, Delaware became the 19th state to enact benefit corporation legislation, which goes into effect on August 1. What are benefit corporations, why is it suddenly newsworthy now that Delaware has sanctioned them, and what does this have to do with nonprofit organizations? According to the Benefit Corporation Information Center, a B Corp […]

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The Overhead Myth

Three organizations that publish information on charities launched a campaign this month that challenges the perception donors have about operating costs. GuideStar, Charity Navigator, and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance hope to move supporters away from relying heavily, or even solely, on overhead percentages when making decisions about giving.  The campaign includes a website, where […]

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Turnover

This year, the Chronicle has turned its attention to turnover of development staff at nonprofits.  The short version:  it is rampant, and it is problematic. In a recent survey, half of fundraisers holding the top job at their organization reported planning to quit within two years, with 40% reporting they planned to leave fundraising entirely. […]

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The Psychology of Giving

In the New York Times recent section on giving, you will find the transcript of a conversation with Dr. Jen Shang – the world’s first Ph.D. in philanthropy and only philanthropic psychologist. The conversation focuses on understanding donor behavior and reiterates the most basic truth about fundraising: once you have a donor’s attention, you must […]

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Confirmed: Boards Engaged in Fundraising Significantly Impact the Bottom Line

In September 2012, the Nonprofit Research Collaborative released a report on the impact Board members have on an organization’s fundraising goals. The study confirmed what you already know: a Board engaged in fundraising is necessary. Other key findings and recommendations include: Organizations with a Development Committee were more likely to reach their goal. Presenting Board […]

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