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James Ebenhoch

Endowment/Foundation Consultant

Endowments & Foundations » Four Charitable Giving Strategies Favored by Tax Reform

September 12, 2018 | Tax Planning

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has had sweeping impacts for many US entities, and the not-for-profit sector is no exception. Tax reform doubled the standard deduction for individuals and married couples filing jointly. Consequently, fewer people will choose to itemize deductions, opting for the higher …

James Ebenhoch

Endowment/Foundation Consultant

Endowments & Foundations » Tax Reform’s Impact on Non-Profits, Endowments, and Foundations

January 26, 2018 | Tax Planning

The uncertainty surrounding tax reform in 2017 left many non-profits trying to gauge the impact it would have on charitable giving. With The Tax Cuts and Job Acts passed in late 2017, there is now more clarity on how non-profits, endowments, and foundations will need to adjust fundraising …

James Ebenhoch

Endowment/Foundation Consultant

Endowments & Foundations » Three Ways to Attract Millennial Donors Using Social Fundraising

December 11, 2017 | Fundraising

Crowdfunding, or social fundraising, is becoming an increasingly popular and effective fundraising strategy for non-profits. This tactic is especially successful in attracting and engaging millennial donors. According the Pew Research Institute, more than 62% of Millennials and Gen Xers use their …

James Ebenhoch

Endowment/Foundation Consultant

Endowments & Foundations » Increasing Donors and Dollars: Implementing a Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Strategy

September 07, 2017 | Fundraising

People are three times more likely to donate when asked by a friend or colleague. Based on that statistic alone, it’s no wonder so many non-profit organizations have begun to incorporate peer-to-peer fundraising programs in their annual strategic development initiatives. Also known as …

James Ebenhoch

Endowment/Foundation Consultant

Endowments & Foundations » Four Tips for an Effective Fundraising Database

June 22, 2017 | Fundraising

Donors play a very critical role in the livelihood of every non-profit organization. A significant challenge many non-profits face is how best to manage all of the details about their donors’ giving habits while maintaining all of the personal details that are needed to track successful …

James Ebenhoch

Endowment/Foundation Consultant

Endowments & Foundations » Finding Funding Sources for a Foundation Start-Up

February 27, 2017 | Fundraising

Recently our Endowment & Foundation Services team was asked how to go about finding funding sources for a newly created foundation. Sometimes a non-profit just needs to know where to look for funding opportunities and guidance on how to get the process started. Once the groundwork is laid for …

James Ebenhoch

Endowment/Foundation Consultant

Endowments & Foundations » How to Increase Donations by Promoting Tax-Friendly Gifts

December 15, 2016 | Fundraising

As we enter the homestretch of 2016, many endowments and foundations are preparing their year-end fundraising campaigns or planning for next year’s strategies. The holiday season reminds us of year-end charitable gift giving, the time for donors to make their year-end contributions by December 31 …

James Ebenhoch

Endowment/Foundation Consultant

Endowments & Foundations » Five Ways to Attract Millennial Donors

August 17, 2016 | Fundraising

Millennials, between the ages of 18-32 or born after 1980, are overtaking baby boomers as the largest living population, according to the 2015 census. Millennials already account for 11% of total non-profit giving and nearly 60% of millennials say they give to charities. With more millennials …

James Ebenhoch

Endowment/Foundation Consultant

Endowments & Foundations » Why Your Organization Should Consider Planned Giving

January 13, 2016 | Fundraising

Planned giving is a creative process of supporting nonprofits and charitable organization to enable philanthropic donors to make larger gifts than otherwise possible from annual disposable income. Planned giving is built on the premise of building relationships in a three-tiered, strategic …

James Ebenhoch

Endowment/Foundation Consultant

Endowments & Foundations » Developing an Understanding of the Fundraising Cycle

November 23, 2015 | Fundraising

An overview of recent giving trends tells the story by the numbers. Charitable giving is picking up speed and rose for the fifth year in a row in 2014, surpassing the peak in giving last seen before the Recession. Not surprisingly, Americans increased their charitable giving by 5.4%, to $358.38 …


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