Beyond Gift Acknowledgment: 5 Elements of a Good Nonprofit Thank You Letter

December 17, 2013

I’ve both written and been the recipient of thank you notes from nonprofit organizations. While the IRS requires that 501(c)(3)s distribute gift acknowledgment letters, I was recently taking a look at the ones I’ve received over the years and while most of them were kept mainly for tax purposes, a few stand out.

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Giving Tuesday – 3 Reasons Your For-Profit Business Should Prioritize Social Responsibility

December 3, 2013

You’ve heard of post-Turkey Day Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but have you heard of Giving Tuesday? Started in 2012, this movement is focused on helping others after a weekend of shopping for family and friends (or yourself).

This year, Giving Tuesday falls on December 3 (today!), and businesses, individuals and nonprofits are making an extra effort to volunteer their time, sharing their stories of giving back via social channels with the hashtag #GivingTuesday. While it’s certainly satisfying to do something good for others, there is a host of other reasons for a for-profit business to get involved in socially responsible activities. I’ll share just three of those reasons today, along with some tips to get started.

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