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    Written by Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, OSF, President/CEO of NCDC, Dimensions in Mission Advancement is a monthly letter mailed exclusively to NCDC members and Corporate Partners. It focuses on mission advancement in the context of our faith-based missions, the ministry of fundraising, and the importance of your work for your organization’s mission.

    Dimensions in Mission Advancement provides a deeper look at how news and happenings in the nonprofit sector and our greater world impact Catholic nonprofits and our efforts to advance our missions. It provides food for thought and opportunity for reflection while considering practical challenges Catholic fundraisers regularly face.

    Sponsorship opportunities are available with Dimensions in Mission Advancement.

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    THE CATHOLIC FUNDRAISER

    Tax Reform: What Now for Catholic Fundraisers?

    January 17, 2018

    With the December 2017 passing of tax reform legislation, Catholic fundraisers are undoubtedly looking at a new environment for giving in 2018. But the foremost question is: how and to what extent will tax reform affect giving to our missions?

    Machine Learning Reactivates a 20 Year Lapsed Donor

    December 13, 2017

    That’s right, you heard me. And this was not a one-time fluke. The highly precise and robust algorithms of machine learning analytics can successfully identify lapsed individuals that have not given in decades, repeatedly! I am going to go one better and tell you that this big data driven, super-computing powerhouse can also accurately identify and assist in targeting non-donors. Most non-profits have them. This is ...

    How Donors Respond to Your Emails: What Works and What You Should Be Doing Differently

    November 1, 2017

    What are the best ways to increase email performance and response rates? How do colors and fonts impact readability? Does the date and time that emails are sent affect donor interest? Crescendo’s 2016 email study Experiments in Email Marketing: Principles of Effective Emails Based on A/B Testing sought to answer those questions and more. The study used the scientific method known as "A/B testing" — sometimes called ...

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