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How to Capture the Season's Good Will to Further Your Mission

Simeon Chapin

by Simeon Chapin, Director of Community & Social Development at VSECU

Vermont has more than 6,000 charitable organizations, all with important missions that help better the lives of our neighbors and improve our communities. For organizations that rely on charitable giving to sustain their missions, we are entering a very important time of year for fundraising. With 18% of all donations occurring in December, it is by far the most popular month of the year for giving.

What do Giving Committees look for when deciding where to donate funds, and how do organizations appeal to those committees? Read the article at to find out how charitable organizations can effectively convey their value to prospective donors to further their organizational mission.