June/July 2019
A Message from Our President
Summer can be a slower time for many organizations but that does not mean productivity needs to decrease. Take this time to improve your donor database, reach lapsed donors, and even review your organization's strategic plan and case for support. If you are not sure where to start, TAG can help. We want to ensure your organization is operating in the most cost-efficient and effective way possible.  
In this issue of TAGlines, we share the importance of planned giving programs and how to put them in place at organizations of any size, highlight the work of our client Canine Support Teams, Inc., and share client news. Also, make sure you follow us on social media, we will be announcing some exciting news in the coming weeks.
As always, if we can help your institution or organization with our services, please contact us at (973) 540-1400 or  info@theangelettigroup.com .
New from Our Blog
5 Steps to Growing an Effective Planned Giving Program

With competition for philanthropic dollars greater than ever before, fundraisers are getting creative with strategies to identify and pursue impactful gifts. And while new and innovative approaches are always needed, the answer to larger, more impactful gifts may be in your donor database already: planned gift prospects. Discover 5 steps we suggest to grow your planned giving program.

Sustaining Faith-Based Organizations: The Need and Opportunity

"Recognize you are making a difference, even when it is challenging."  Longtime fundraiser, Don Stahl, takes a look at faith-based organizations to explore the unique challenges and opportunities they face. As the largest category of philanthropic dollars received, the sheer number of areas of services this type of mission-based encompasses represents opportunities for growth and resurgence.

An Insider's Guide to Connecting with Donors

As a development officer, being able to talk to—and more importantly, listen to—people is a must. A development officer should always look for ways to pair a donor's passion with a project for the organization. From one of our frontline fundraising consultants comes a few tips to make sure you are hitting all the best points when connecting with your donors.

Crossing the Finish Line: How One School Created a Campaign within a Campaign to Raise The Final Million

Sometimes after the initial excitement of a campaign wears off it can experience a plateau or even stall. When this happens, you need to find creative strategies to re-energize your donors and make it across the campaign finish line. This case study illustrates how one independent school took an opportunity to launch a campaign within the campaign to reach the finish line of the largest campaign in the school’s history.

Client Highlight:
Canine Support Teams, Inc.
Founded in 1989, Canine Support Teams (CST) provides service and assistance dogs to individuals with disabilities to support their personal, social, and occupational independence. CST has helped more than 700 men and women achieve greater autonomy, enhanced mobility, and the dignity of feeling self-reliant. There are currently 250 active working CST dogs providing independence and new opportunities to their partners.
TAG has partnered with CST in their 30th Anniversary Year to enhance and expand their communication and engagement strategies with an eye toward celebrating and commemorating 30 years of impact.In honor of this milestone year, CST is endeavoring to grow their programs to provide more dogs to people in need. TAG's focus is on prospect and community engagement, events, direct mail, social media, a new website, and developing a comprehensive communications strategy.

TAG introduced Text-to-Give at CST’s signature graduation event in January and increased event giving by $10,000. TAG is excited to help this important organization reach more people and place more dogs with those who will benefit from their assistance and companionship. 
Client News
Maria Regina High School Welcomes New President
Maria Regina High School is excited to welcome their new President, Anna Parra. The Board of Trustees is excited to start this new chapter of the schools history under the leadership of Ms. Parra. Ms. Parra comes to Maria Regina after being President of Aquinas since 2017.

TAG was brought on as a partner to lead the executive search for the new President. We are looking forward to progress ahead under Ms. Parra's leadership.
2019 America Public Gardens Association (APGA) awards Brookgreen Gardens the Award for Garden Excellence

In June 2019, Brookgreen Gardens was awarded the Award for Garden Excellence but the APGA. This award is given to a garden that exhibit the highest standard of horticulture standards.

Brookgreen Gardens’ is located in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. This 250-acre botanical garden contains over 2,000 species of native plants. The original garden was designed by founder Anna Hyatt Huntington in the shape of a butterfly.
The Southport School Dedicates Music Classroom

The Southport school recently celebrated the dedication of the Arts Classroom in the new Arts, Music, and Movement Building. Named in honor of the late Daniel Offut, this classroom was made possible by a $500,000 gift from The Daniel E. Offutt III Charitable Trust. Through his legacy, Mr. Offutt is helping to bring arts education to future generations. Mr. Offutt's gift is one of the largest ever received in the school's history, and is part of the school's transformative Share the Vision campaign.
LifeWay Network Inc. Welcomes New Executive Director

LifeWay Network Inc. is excited to announce that Marion Kendall will be joining as the new Executive Director. Ms. Kendall will be taking over as Sr. Joan S. Dawber, Former President and Founder of LifeWay Network, steps down. Ms. Kendall joins LifeWay with an extensive background in working in social services.
Presentations and Webinars
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Save The Date - October 23-26, 2019
AHP International Conference - Washington, D.C.

TAG will be an exhibitor at this year's AHP International Conference in Washington, D.C.
Planned Giving: Its History and Increasing Importance
New Jersey Council of Charitable Gift Planners

Jay Angeletti and Dan Weintraub investigated planned giving starting in biblical times all the way to modern day philanthropy. They shared how philanthropy has changed over the centuries and the underlying theme that has stayed the same for generations. Dan also discussed how it is evolving in today's market, gave some case studies to show some innovative ways organizations are working with donors to plan gifts, and some war stories about when the gift doesn't go your way.
Beyond Acknowledgement Letters: High Impact Stewardship That Ensures Increasing Philanthropic Investment
NJAIS Advancement Officers Conference

Jay Angeletti and Ryan Quick presented at the NJAIS Advancement Officers Conference where they discussed the topic of donor retention. How do you connect with your most loyal and successful donors? And, in a crowded and increasingly competitive philanthropic market, which vehicles make a difference? This presentation includes case studies that have achieved long-standing results and leads participants to implement new and more engaging stewardship initiatives.
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