September 15, 2020. With Crescendo’s Practical Planned Giving Conference kicking off digitally today, we took a moment to sit down and talk with Crescendo Interactive’s President and CEO Charles Schultz.
August 20, 2020. We hope by going virtual this year that more nonprofit professionals are able to join us without the expense of travel. For the first time, we are offering breakout sessions to hear ideas on how to excel in specific areas. AND, all of this year’s content will be recorded for future viewing!
August 6, 2020. Founder and CEO, Eddie Thompson, shares his experience with current planning and continued giving. Also, we’d love to hear from you! Please take 3 minutes to complete a short survey to let us know how we can better support you.
July 29, 2020. Don’t miss Shannon Duval share practical and powerful suggestions to be a better fundraiser. She discusses several mistakes early in her career and how overcoming them has allowed her to achieve her current success.
July 8, 2020. In this series’ tenth installment, hear industry veteran Sid Mallory candidly tell his own stories of mishap on his way to becoming a highly knowledgeable and successful fundraiser. Listen as the AHP Fellow and former recipient of AHP’s Si Seymour Award explains the lessons he’s learned during his prestigious career. Sid’s simple reminders will help keep you on a successful track!
June 29, 2020. Our Founder and CEO Eddie Thompson has been elected to serve a three-year term beginning January 2021.
June 26, 2020. You can now customize the A Gift for You brochures with your logo, organization name, associate’s name, and your own testimonials!
June 23, 2020. Our Founder and CEO Eddie Thompson talks with one of the nation’s leading health care philanthropy professionals with more than three decades of experience, Bill Littlejohn from Sharp Healthcare. Bill has led and directed philanthropic programs that have generated nearly a billion dollars. In this podcast, Bill shares his philosophy and drive for philanthropy, cautions of easy traps to fall into, and inspires professionals what to truly focus on as fundraisers to achieve lasting impact.
May 22, 2020. Taken from the CDC’s recommended guidelines, we’ve established parameters to keep our nonprofit clients, their supporters and our associates safe and healthy as we resume onsite meetings.
April 3, 2020. We are living through unprecedented times. While much of the country and the world has been forced to close, the supporters our organizations serve still need us – maybe now more than ever. So we want to help you be as effective as possible. We have compiled some resources to help you navigate through this time and continue your great work of helping others.
March 30, 2020. Healthcare philanthropy is facing unprecedented challenges. As industry partners, Blackbaud, Advancement Resources, Accordant Philanthropy, and Thompson & Associates, have joined forces to address pressing questions during this time. Join us for this series to understand what fundraising in the new normal may look like.
March 19, 2020. During this crazy and unprecedented time, know that Thompson & Associates is still here to serve you and your supporters!
March 12, 2020. Listen in as our Founder and CEO Eddie Thompson talks with industry legend Jerry Linzy from Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners, Inc. Jerry shares the 3 simple roles of a nonprofit’s board, the key question for new board members, how philanthropy today differs from the 1980s, an industry-wide challenge facing philanthropy, and more!
February 20, 2020. Listen in with our Founder and CEO Eddie Thompson’s conversation with industry thought leader, David Flood, Senior VP and CDO for Intermountain Healthcare. Don’t miss this powerful episode where David shares humble lessons he’s learned in his philanthropy career, including what Eddie calls the most important lesson in fundraising!
February 14, 2020. In this podcast, Founder and CEO Eddie Thompson shares 6 reasons why individuals fall in love with an organization, leaving them an estate gift. Eddie shares ways to cultivate your donor relationships, making a “match” much more likely among your supporters.
February 7, 2020. The SECURE Act provides an incredible opportunity for nonprofits to talk to their supporters about the advantages of leaving retirement accounts to charity. We want to equip you to utilize this opportunity by providing you these resources to inform, educate and help your supporters.
January 29, 2020. The start of 2020 is the perfect time to reflect and refresh our routines and processes. This case study shares proven strategies for how a fellow Thompson & Associates client, the Saint Louis Zoo, has strengthened their program.
January 24, 2020. Listen in with our Founder and CEO Eddie Thompson’s conversation with industry leader, Steve Orr, Managing Partner of the Orr Group. Steve shares what he’s learned from his 30+ years in the nonprofit industry, having come from New York City’s financial district.
January 16, 2020. Founder and CEO Eddie Thompson proposes a new pyramid corresponding to an individual’s affinity to your organization and how developing passion for your mission leads to greater financial support for your organization.
January 8, 2020. Listen in on our Founder and CEO Eddie Thompson’s conversation with industry leader, Michael Kenyon, President and CEO of the National Associate of Charitable Gift Planners (NACGP). Michael shares 2 simple reminders to keep in mind for your day-to-day work.
December 23, 2019. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (known as the “SECURE Act”) was signed into law by the president on December 20, 2019, and becomes effective January 1, 2020. The SECURE Act has several provisions that will impact how taxpayers may save for retirement and what they may do with their retirement funds. Most of these changes are helpful to taxpayers, but not all of them.
December 11, 2019. You don’t want to miss this conversation! In this episode, Eddie talks with Bruce Bartoo, CFRE, senior vice president and chief philanthropy officer for MedStar Health. Bruce packs in tremendous insights he’s learned over his career. This is so good, Eddie encourages bookmarking to listen to every few weeks!
November 12, 2019. In this episode, Cayce and Bill discuss why owning property in another state is a potential problem when you pass away; how people can avoid transfer issues with out-of-state property; tips to help determine if a donor has property in another state, and more.
November 8, 2019. In this episode, Eddie talks with one of health care philanthropy’s most provocative thought leaders, Betsy Chapin Taylor, FAHP, where she shares what she wishes she could change about the industry; how to view donors and what they really wish to achieve; what’s required of us to provide to donors to really create impact, and more!
October 15, 2019. Fundraisers today face an increasing number of obstacles to overcome in their everyday work, such as budget cuts, leadership not grasping the importance of fundraising, wearing too many hats, etc. This 60-minute webinar will explore how to overcome the biggest challenges facing fundraisers.
April 18, 2019. Recently, we interviewed one of our oldest and most successful clients. Read the resulting case study to learn how they’ve been successful for so long!