Protexia Blog

Surround Yourself With Successful People

Everyone has heard the expression that ‘hard work pays off’ or ‘you have to be good to be lucky’ or how about; ‘being in the right place at the right time’… Well how about this one, ‘you will be as successful as the company you keep’. I’m not sure if this is actually an ‘ism’ but I like it because it addresses a key element of success and that is: Surrounding yourself with a team of people or partners that share your same vision and similar goals. You may have good intentions but it doesn’t always mean that you will be good but by ensuring that the people around you have a track record of getting things done, your possibility for success multiplies; By matching good intentions with being good, you are living up to your expectations as well as the expectations your clients will have of you. Business leaders, team leaders, project managers or sports superstars always point out those that helped them achieve greatness, it’s almost cliché these days but it is an important reality.

Build your team with people who share your passion for what you do, share the passion for your community and above all, that share the commitment for delivering what was promised.

Protexia is excited to announce that we have recently been engaged by BB Camp to project manage and lead their upcoming capital campaign.

 

Canvassing for Promises

Making endowment planning a part of your routine

Increasingly, charitable not-for-profit organizations are talking about endowment funds – how to launch them and how to grow them.

Often, donors who are interested in endowing a gift will look to estate gifts and other types of deferred philanthropy. Securing these types of gifts requires a good deal of heavy lifting. The challenge that many organizations face is how to designate resources to endowment campaigns and programs without compromising current fundraising needs – especially when deferred giving will not bear fruit for years.

Organizations driven by annual campaigns often have difficulty shifting gears when it comes to thinking about deferred gifts. The fact is, though, estate and other planned gifts earmarked for endowments will often be more significant than cash gifts made today.

The importance of nurturing an endowment program cannot be underestimated. The hard facts are that many organizations are finding it more difficult every year to raise more money. And as long-time, top supporters age and pass away without endowing their gifts, their philanthropy becomes more difficult to replace. Endowment options allow your leading donors to leave a lasting legacy while providing a permanent revenue stream for your organization.

An organization needs to have patience and foresight to recognize that 10 or 20 years from now and beyond, the work they do today to canvass for those promises of planned gifts will yield very important dividends.