Thursday, June 19, 2014

Announcing CresLite the First Online Planned Gifts Software

To secure potential donors while away from the office, you need gift proposal software available to you wherever you are, whenever you need it. Introducing CresLite™ for gift plannning on-the-go—a simple, persuasive planned gift proposal software now on the Internet.

CresLite enables you to produce donor-friendly planned gift proposals that include personalized flow charts and color graphs, detailed technical explanations, gift documents and GiftLaw Pro charitable tax reference available online for fundraisers who are on-the-go.

To learn more or to request a trial click here.

Monday, May 5, 2014

PPGC Scholarship Opportunity

Want to attend PPGC 2014 in San Diego CA, but don't have the budget? We will be awarding a total of 6 scholarships to nonprofit professionals who send us an email ( describing their organization, background as a fundraiser, and why they are interested in attending the Conference. If you are selected, Crescendo will cover your conference registration fee. Two scholarships will be awarded in the months of May, June and July. Winners will be announced on our Facebook page.

Conditions of Scholarship: Scholarships are used exclusively for registration fees for PPGC 2014, are non-transferable, and have no cash or exchange value. Scholarships are for the amount of the full conference registration fee. Any other fees or expenses, such as travel and lodging expenses will be the responsibility of the scholarship winner.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Attend Crescendo's Practical Planned Giving Conference!

Don’t miss Crescendo’s 11th Practical Planned Giving Conference (PPGC) on September 29-30 in San Diego at the beautiful Paradise Point Resort & Spa. Experience two full days of learning and 48 breakout sessions taught by leading speakers and fundraisers at the Industry’s largest user conference. This year’s conference theme is The Future is Bright with keynote speaker and planned giving expert Russell James who will pre-release to conference attendees his 20+ year national study tracking charitable estate plans for adults over the age of 50. Take advantage of Early Bird pricing – only $545 until June 30.  Group rates for 3 or more (from the same organization) – $395! Register today at

Monday, March 31, 2014

Crescendo Celebrates 30 Years!

On April 1, 1984, Crescendo commenced service to the gift planning community. As we complete our 30th year, a heartfelt thanks to all from Ardis and Charles Schultz and Kristen and Chris Jaarda. It is a great privilege to partner with you who educate, encourage and lift up those in need. You can join in the celebration by sharing a story about Crescendo and your success to We will be posting your stories on Facebook.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Do You Have a Planned Giving Mobile Website?

Did you know that last year more than 15% of visitors accessed planned giving websites using mobile devices? This is an increase of 72% compared to 2012! Donors are increasingly using mobile devices to access information about planned gifts. Crescendo provides nonprofits both a planned giving website and a mobile website. Your donors will be able to access your website whenever, wherever and with whatever device they choose. Contact one of our Multichannel Marketing Specialists to learn how you can increase your online presence.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Simplify Gift Annuity Administration

Make gift annuity administration easy with Crescendo Admin Software.  Request a free 90-day trial of Crescendo Admin today.  Find out how easy it is to create data records for annuitants, run monthly reports, generate check distributions, calculate reserve account balances, prepare year-end 1099-Rs, create state present value reports, utilize electronic fund transfer and much more. 

Crescendo Admin Software now includes a GiftMail option that allows you to send a custom letter marketing the benefits of a gift annuity to your existing gift annuitants or to a list of potential donors. Call 800-858-9154 today for a 90-day free trial software.  Be sure to ask about no cost conversions from most other gift annuity administration software. 

Take Advantage of this Service from Crescendo!  GiftAnnuities 1*2*3.

Gift Annuities 1*2*3 makes management of gift annuities easy and affordable.  Let us help! This service includes:
  1. State Registration and Notification
  2. Crescendo Admin Software
  3. Annual Filings

Click here for details and then contact Daniel at to get started.  Learn how Crescendo can help you raise more gifts and provide tools for managing gift annuities.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Don't Miss Out on Early Bird Registration for PPGC!

Crescendo’s 11th Practical Planned Giving Conference will be held on September 29-30 in San Diego at the beautiful Paradise Point Resort & Spa! The theme for this year’s conference is The Future is Bright for Planned Gifts.

Texas Tech professor and planned giving expert, Russell James, JD, PhD will be the Keynote Speaker. We are excited to announce the pre-release to attendees of Dr. James' 20+ year national study tracking charitable estate plans for adults over the age of 50.

Don’t miss this once a year opportunity featuring the industry’s top speakers on the most cutting-edge topics in planned giving. Experience two full days, 48 breakout sessions and six informational tracks: Donor Insights, Donor Cultivation, Transforming Gifts, Fundamentals, Marketing and a Technical Track. You can learn more about PPGC 2014 at

To receive the special Early Bird Pricing, sign up by June 30 at Call our office at 800-858-9154 for group pricing.