Karen Houghton

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Cash Management for Nonprofit Organizations: Basics + 8 Tips

Effective cash management for nonprofit organizations helps ensure financial health and sustainability. Learn how to manage reserve funds responsibly.

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June 13, 2024

Empowering Your Donors to Give Stocks & Cryptocurrency

While much attention is on artificial intelligence (AI), there's another growing trend worth noting: the fundraising potential of appreciated assets.

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June 19, 2024

Market Analysis and Economic Outlook Report (Year-to-Date 2024)

The economic outlook for the United States in 2024 is one of cautious optimism. 

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June 19, 2024

Financial Transparency and Accountability in Nonprofits: Best Practices and Compliance

Join us for an insightful panel discussion on navigating financial challenges and ensuring integrity as a nonprofit.

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May 25, 2024

Getting Started: Fundraising as a New Nonprofit (WATCH)

Delve into the crucial aspects of fundraising for new nonprofits, offering invaluable insights to empower and encourage you as you build your venture!

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May 25, 2024

Fundraising in the Digital Age: Tools and Trends for Success! (VIDEO)

Understanding the digital landscape is paramount for successful fundraising efforts. In this panel, listen, learn, and revolutionize your fundraising

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May 25, 2024

Invested Donors: Cultivating Positive Relationships (VIDEO)

As nonprofits seek sustainable support, understanding the nuances of donor relationships is paramount. Watch this panel discussion.

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April 5, 2024

Unlocking Growth: 4 Reasons Your Nonprofit Should Diversify Donation Channels

Expanding your nonprofit's donation options can significantly impact your fundraising efforts. Here are four compelling reasons why you should.

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May 25, 2024

Understanding Ethical Considerations in Nonprofit Finance

Ethical financial practices are a fundamental necessity in nonprofit organizations for maintaining trust, credibility, and sustainability.

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June 13, 2024

Navigating the Unique Challenges of Nonprofit Finance Leadership

Nonprofit finance professionals play a critical role in driving financial sustainability and advancing your organization's mission. Lead with purpose!

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May 25, 2024

A Guide to Risk Management and Financial Controls for Nonprofit Leaders

To safeguard and ensure long-term viability, nonprofit leaders must prioritize risk management and implement robust financial controls.

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May 25, 2024

4 Strategies for Nonprofit Sustainability

From diversified fundraising to developing earned revenue streams and managing expenses effectively, here's a guide to building financial resilience.

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March 4, 2024

Enhance Your Donation Page: 7 Must-Haves for Maximum Impact

There's a powerful strategy that can significantly enhance your donation page's effectiveness—diversifying your giving options.

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March 4, 2024

Nonprofit Brokerage Accounts: Guide, FAQ, & How to Open One

With a nonprofit brokerage account, your organization can invest funds, accept stock donations from supporters, and more. Learn how to open yours.

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June 13, 2024

Cash Accounts with $5M FDIC Coverage, 4.5% APY

Infinite Giving offers a nonprofit sweep program that provides our clients with FDIC coverage up to $5M in one account, currently offering 4.5% APY.

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February 12, 2024

Infinite Giving in Times Square: A Proud Moment for Nonprofits

This iconic placement is not just a celebration of Infinite Giving; it's a spotlight on every nonprofit we have the privilege of serving.

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February 12, 2024

The Growing Impact of Donor-Advised Funds in Philanthropy

With the right approach, your nonprofit can easily integrate DAFs into its strategy and harness the benefits of this evolving philanthropic landscape.

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February 12, 2024

Cryptocurrency Donations: Navigating Nonprofit Fundraising

Be open to all the opportunities available to further your mission. Ultimately, any avenue that helps your nonprofit raise more is worth exploring.

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February 12, 2024

Helping Donors Leave a Legacy of Giving

Legacy giving can seem a difficult avenue to pursue, but the impactful benefits make it worthwhile. More donors are interested than you may think.

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January 5, 2024

Generate New Giving With Cryptocurrency

Looking for new ways to generate giving? Cryptocurrency’s rising popularity indicates that it could be an impact avenue to explore.

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December 4, 2023

Pros and Cons of Accepting Cryptocurrency Donations

There are plenty of impactful benefits for nonprofits that choose to accept crypto donations, but it can also come with a few challenges.

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January 5, 2024

Money Management Matters - A Podcast with Petrus Development

The decision of where an organization holds its money might seem minor, but it’s far from insignificant. Learn how to have better stewardship.

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October 9, 2023

A Webinar on Tools and Strategies for Faith-Based Organizations (VIDEO)

In a digital world, it’s crucial for faith-based orgs to embrace modern tools & strategies to enhance their outreach, engagement, and impact.

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September 5, 2023

Understanding Endowments and Their Consistent Source of Funding

Adding endowments to your fundraising strategy can help you improve both your financial sustainability and your relationships with donors.

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January 5, 2024

Sustainably Funding the Church Today - A Discussion with ChurchTalkTV

There’s always more ministry than money. That’s not just an inconvenience, it’s an axiom that that’s true for tiny churches and for mega-churches.

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September 6, 2023

4 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Engage DAF Holders

If you haven’t previously targeted donor-advised funds, or DAFs, this is a worthwhile avenue to look into.

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January 5, 2024

DAFS: A Beginner’s Guide for Nonprofits

Learn how a nonprofit should ask donors for some of the $234 billion in assets currently held in donor-advised funds. 

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January 5, 2024

Best Practices for Fundraising in Faith Based Communities (WATCH)

Watch this webinar featuring Infinite Giving's CEO, Karen Houghton, to learn more about fundraising best practices in faith based communities.

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August 24, 2023

Demystifying Asset Giving for Nonprofits (WATCH)

Watch our CEO, Karen Houghton, in partnership with our friends at Purpose Possible to learn how to tap into high capacity giving.

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August 2, 2023

Infinite Giving Recognized as Top 40 Most Innovative Company in Georgia

We are honored to announce Infinite Giving has been chosen as one of the Top 40 Most Innovative Companies in Georgia!

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May 16, 2023

Cash Accounts Covered Up To $5M In FDIC Insurance

Big news - we now offer Infinite Giving clients up to $5M in FDIC insurance to give you peace of mind. 

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May 16, 2023

Nonprofit Investing: 3 Keys to Get Started Successfully

With the right foundation, nonprofit investing can diversify your revenue, build up your reserves, and provide long-term financial sustainability.

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January 5, 2024

Financing the Future: Managing Your Financials as a Nonprofit (VIDEO)

Join some of the best nonprofit thought leaders to discover how you can best prepare to effectively manage your nonprofit's financial resources.

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May 16, 2023

3 Strategies for Nonprofit Banking Health

As we continue to work through recovery of the current banking crisis, it brings to the forefront the importance of healthy banking for nonprofits.

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March 25, 2023

Put Your Cash Reserves To Work: Earn Up To 4.7% in T-Bills

US Treasury bills are some of the safest investments available today and ideal for nonprofit cash reserves.

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February 18, 2023

Endowments for Small to Mid-Size Nonprofits

Small and mid-sized nonprofits can boost the sustainability of their work with smart fundraising strategies like endowments.

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January 30, 2023

The Importance of a Nonprofit Investment Policy Statement

An IPS is a roadmap for your nonprofit's long term stewardship, guiding your board toward smarter and more strategic financial management.

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June 13, 2024

3 Best Financial Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofits face unique financial challenges due to limited resources, increased accountability, and the need to build sustainability.

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February 28, 2023

Top 10 Nonprofit Statistics in 2022

It's important to stay informed about the latest trends and statistics in this sector. Here is a look at the top 10 nonprofit statistics in 2022.

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January 4, 2023

Fundraising for the New Year

The new year is the perfect time to evaluate and improve your fundraising efforts. By following these tips, you will be well positioned for success.

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January 19, 2023

Why Nonprofits Should Accept Stock And Crypto Donations

Did you know pursuing asset gifts in addition to cash can increase giving by 55% over a 5 year period? Here's why.

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August 2, 2023

Year-End Asset Giving Strategies For Nonprofits (VIDEO)

If you don't have a brokerage account or crypto wallet set up, then you likely aren't tapping into this kind of high capacity giving. We can help.

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December 6, 2022

Infinite Giving Launches The First Asset Gifting Page For Nonprofits

Nonprofits can now give donors an exceptional asset giving experience & grow their stock, cryptocurrency, DAF, and endowment gifts with a few clicks.

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May 17, 2023

5 Ways Donors Should Be Able To Give To Your Organization This Season

Contributing in ways other than cash can help your chosen charity surpass its goals and achieve its mission.

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January 5, 2024

4 Important Nonprofit Investment Trends

These 4 investment statistics help you better understand the current state of nonprofit investing and will equip you to make more informed decisions.

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January 4, 2023

Breaking Endowment Stereotypes

Endowments aren't simply immobile, untouchable funds collected by higher ed. They're broad investments & can make large impacts in the nonprofit world

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December 6, 2022

Attracting Young Supporters, Donors, and Volunteers to Your Nonprofit Organization

Here are a few ways you can attract young people to support, donate, and volunteer for your nonprofit organization.

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October 30, 2022

A Complete FAQ Guide to Nonprofit Endowments

Endowments can be confusing, but they can have a powerful impact on your fundraising potential. Explore endowments in this FAQ guide.

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January 5, 2024

Infinite Giving selected as Venture Atlanta 2022 Showcase Company

Prestigious tech investment conference chooses Infinite Giving as a showcase company for outstanding innovation.

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October 30, 2022

4 Ways to Grow Donor Legacy Giving

What happens to your estate after you die? This can be a difficult conversation to bring up with donors. But it’s also one that’s critical for legacy.

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September 14, 2022

Faith Based Financing: what your organization needs to know.

Watch this compelling conversation with industry experts on how to be excellent stewards of your organization's finances.

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October 30, 2022

The 5 Steps to Asking for Stock Donations

Are your donors gifting stock to your organization? If not, it may be because you’re not asking for them as part of your fundraising strategy.

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January 5, 2024

Faith Based Fundraising - an expert panel on strategies specific to faith communities (VIDEO)

We were thrilled to have an opportunity to speak to the work of Infinite Giving and our experience with nonprofits in faith based communities.

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August 2, 2023

Endowment Excitement: an expert panel (VIDEO)

From quasi to true endowments, first time creation to strategic management, experts weigh in on endowments creating nonprofit sustainability.

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October 31, 2022

Nonprofit Q&A on Crypto Donations

The average crypto gift is $10,000. It's likely someone in your donor circle holds crypto and would like to generously give to your organization.

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March 21, 2023

Where Should You Keep Nonprofit Reserve Funds?

These days, it’s not enough to simply have reserve funds. They should also be saved and invested to maximize their value and usefulness.

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December 15, 2023

Infinite Giving Clients Now Accept Crypto Gifts

Accepting cryptocurrency is one more way Infinite Giving's nonprofit expertise provides a smarter, modern investment experience that amplifies giving.

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March 21, 2023

What is Stock Gifting and Why Nonprofits Should Care

Stock gifting can be a superior alternative to cash donations, yet only 10% of nonprofits have a brokerage account set up to receive stocks.

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February 24, 2024

4 Ways to Build a Financially Sustainable Nonprofit - an on demand CFRE course

Free CFRE webinar: Topics include best practices for reserve funds, demystifying endowments, understanding investment fees, stock and crypto gifts.

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June 23, 2022

Nonprofit Endowments: The Ultimate Guide to Build Your Fund

Are you offering supporters the right opportunities to give? A nonprofit endowment can engage high-wealth donors and give your organization stability.

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July 17, 2023

Managing Nonprofit Cash Reserves A Discussion on The Nonprofit Show (VIDEO)

Watch Infinite Giving's RJ Caswell shares the latest big picture sector thinking on nonprofit reserve funds.

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May 26, 2022

Should Nonprofits Be Scared of a Bear Market?

Don't doom scroll financial twitter. Let's review the data, historical trends, and long term strategies nonprofits need to know in today's market.

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December 15, 2023

Nonprofit Reserve Funds: How to Manage Operating Reserves

Nonprofit reserve funds are unrestricted funds set aside as organizational savings. Learn why you need operating reserves and where to keep them.

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June 13, 2024

How to Accept Stock Donations: The Ultimate Nonprofit Guide

Accepting stock donations is an effective way to increase nonprofit giving. Here, we'll examine exactly how to accept stock donations as a nonprofit.

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March 20, 2024

Infinite Giving recognized by Fast Company for World Changing Software

Winners for Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards were announced, and Infinite Giving was recognized as a finalist in the software category.

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December 6, 2022

Nonprofit Investing: The Ultimate Guide to Grow Your Giving

Nonprofits can—and should—invest reserve funds to generate more revenue to fund their operations. Learn how to get started with nonprofit investing.

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June 13, 2024

Nonprofit Reserve Funds: A Primer

Developing healthy reserves is a key financial milestone to building a sound, sustainable organization and should be one of your first priorities.

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May 26, 2022

Inflation's Impact on Nonprofits - A Discussion on The Nonprofit Show (VIDEO)

Watch this important conversation about inflation's impact on nonprofits between Karen, RJ, and The Nonprofit Show host Julia Patrick.

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April 30, 2022

Infinite Giving Recognized as an Innovative Company to Watch

Better financial management leads to more sustainable nonprofits and greater giving. That brings us all stronger, healthier communities.

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April 20, 2022

3 Ways Inflation Impacts Nonprofits

Losing buying power, rising wages, and increased pressure on development teams - inflation is impacting nonprofits. We can help.

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December 6, 2022

Socially Responsible Investing - ESG Portfolios

Introducing 5 new ESG portfolios to provide access to socially responsible investing for Infinite Giving clients.

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December 6, 2022

Free White Paper: Crypto for Nonprofits

In this white paper you'll learn: What is crypto really? The crypto boom. Why your nonprofit should pay attention. How to accept crypto donations.

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March 22, 2023

Crypto Giving for Nonprofits

We are here to break down what you need to know about crypto, why it can help your organization, and what to do now in order to catch the wave.

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May 26, 2022

Endowments - Legacies of Giving and Sustainability

Are you telling the right story and giving your supporters the right opportunities to give? Many high wealth donors want to give endowment gifts.

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December 6, 2022

3 Reasons Nonprofits Should Ask Donors To Give Stocks

Donating appreciated stock is an under-utilized but highly productive way for donors to give more to the causes they care about.

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January 3, 2024

Investing Isn't Easy, We Just Make It Feel That Way (VIDEO)

What if nonprofits could grow their giving infinitely? They can. Infinite Giving is the world's first investment platform built for nonprofits.

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April 20, 2022

Case Study: The Do Good School

A nonprofit has $1M in reserve funds sitting in a money market. The bad news? Due to inflation, that money is actively losing value each year.

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December 6, 2022

Infinite Giving Launches Nonprofit Investment Platform

Today we are proud to announce that our investment platform is live and Infinite Giving is officially a Registered Investment Advisor with the SEC.

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December 6, 2022

Free Tools and Resources for Nonprofits

Free Google Ads and Investment Consultations to Policy Statement creation. We curated a list of helpful and free resources for you.

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October 1, 2021

5 Ways Nonprofits Can Invest

Many nonprofit organizations invest in stocks and bonds as a means to earn more money to support their missions and further their charitable purposes.

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December 6, 2022

Bringing the Efficient Frontier to Nonprofits

What is the efficient frontier? It comprises investment portfolios that offer the highest expected return for a specific level of risk.

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April 29, 2024

Creating an Investment Policy Statement

If you are investing, you should have an Investment Policy Statement. The good news is it doesn’t have to be hard, cost money, or be time consuming.

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December 6, 2022

Meet our Founder and CEO - Karen Houghton

I love the tech world, but my love for nonprofits never left me. What if we could leverage modern technology to help nonprofits grow their giving?

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July 11, 2022

What is Robo-Advising for Nonprofits?

Academic research has proven for decades that over 90% of wealth advisors can’t outperform the market over a 5 year period. Robo-advisors can help.

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December 6, 2022

Infinite Giving Announces $500k to Build Investment Platform for Nonprofits

Infinite Giving, Atlanta’s newest fintech startup is proud to announce it has closed an oversubscribed pre-seed round of $500,000 in just six weeks.

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April 20, 2022