Donor Bill of Rights

Most people know that the first ten amendments of the Constitution of the United States makes up the Bill of Rights. But, did you know that there is a Donor Bill of Rights for philanthropists? Developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP),Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), and Council for Advancement and…

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Marketing your Nonprofit Organization

The Delaware County Community Foundation (DCCF) recently wrapped up its Morning Buzz series on Fundraising and Marketing for Nonprofits. The first four presentations focused on Fundraising for Nonprofits. The second part of the series featured sessions on Promoting and Marketing your Nonprofit. Major topics covered were Marketing on a Budget;…

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Marketing on a Budget

By Elizabeth Romaine, Dir. of Communications & PR for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Marketing on a budget is possible! There are several ways you can approach marketing that will yield results without breaking the bank. Public relations is an excellent way to tell your story to a wider audience than…

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Fundraising Tips

As part of our monthly Morning Buzz workshop series, the Delaware County Community Foundation (DCCF) recently wrapped up a four-part focus on Fundraising for Nonprofits. The major topics covered were Developing a Fundraising Plan; Making Your Best Case; Annual Giving; and Individual/Major Gift Cultivation. Here are a few fundamentals from…

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Senior Community Services

For too many people, growing older means giving up the self-sufficient lifestyle they have always enjoyed. One of the recipients of this year’s Delaware County Community Foundation’s Home Health grants, Senior Community Services (SCS), is working to change that. Senior Community Services works with community partners and donors to help…

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Birth of a Fund

One in a series of posts spotlighting some of the people who have chosen to start a fund with the Delaware County Community Foundation. Lansdowne High Class of ’53 Scholarship Fund  “We’re just a bunch of ordinary people who wanted to do something good.” That’s what Richard Haines says about the…

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So…What do we do here, anyway?

So…What do we do here, anyway? by Iris Leon, Executive Director, Delaware County Community Foundation As DCCF’s Executive Director, I spend a lot of my time out of the office meeting with a diverse cross section of community stakeholders. As a proud and self-professed philanthropy nerd, I’m always excited to…

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