Focus on Philanthropy
A blog by the staff of The Curtis Group
Fundraising Ethics: Lesson #1
Posted October 29, 2009 by Wendy McGrady.
People who haven’t done major fundraising sometimes hold misconceptions about how the process works. We’ve had questions recently about whether we can guarantee fundraising results or bring our own list of potential donors to a new client.
Special Report: Outlook for Charitable Giving Recovery More Optimistic
Posted October 21, 2009 by Keith Curtis.
Recovery in charitable giving might occur faster than it did in prior economic downturns, according to a new report from Giving USA Foundation and the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. In their latest “Giving USA Spotlight” issued this week, researchers note three factors that could make the difference:
Study Says In-Person Asks Get Bigger Gifts
Posted October 16, 2009 by Keith Curtis.
You know how we’re always saying you need to ask for major gifts in person? A new study by Indiana University’s Center on Philanthropy and Campbell & Company, “Significant Gifts: Where Donors Direct Their Largest Gifts and Why” proves us right.
Rules of Engagement
Posted October 07, 2009 by Keith Curtis.
With the economy improving, the good news is that end-of-year donations may be up over 2008. But don’t count on your year-end appeal to save you from a down year in fundraising.