Engaging Your Volunteers for Fundraising Success

Posted , by Elizabeth Vana, Client Coordinator. Topic: Donor Prospects, Donors, Nonprofit Management.

Engaging Your Volunteers for Fundraising Success   By Elizabeth Vana, Client Coordinator Spring is officially here­­—the days are getting warmer, flowers are blooming, and that pesky pollen is making everyone sniffle. But did you know that April brings so much more than flowers? April is National Volunteer Month! Nonprofits depend on the generosity and expertise… Read more »

How to Engage Your Volunteers During This Uncertain Time

Posted , by Abby Weber, Consultant. Topic: Board Development, Boards of Directors, Crisis Fundraising, Donor Acknowledgement, Donor Communication, Donor Retention, Major Donors, Nonprofit Management.

How to Engage Your Volunteers During This Uncertain Time By Abby Weber, Consultant Just as we have shared with you the ways that you should be building donor relationships, even in times of uncertainty, engaging your board and volunteers is equally important. But just how can you do that when you aren’t sitting across the… Read more »

The Importance of Engaging (and Retaining) Volunteers

Posted , by Wesley Stanley, Marketing Director. Topic: Donor Retention.

Last week, the Richmond Times-Dispatch interviewed Keith for an article addressing the surprisingly low volunteer rate in the Richmond,Virginia area. The article juxtaposes this reality against the fact that 2010 actually showed the highest growth rate in U.S. volunteerism since 2005, climbing to 63 million. So why is it that only 20.9% of Richmond-area residents volunteered… Read more »

Empowering Impact: The Role of Women in Philanthropy

Posted , by Victoria Dietz, Executive Vice President. Topic: Careers in Philanthropy, Fundraising, Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy Research & Events, Professional Development.

Empowering Impact: The Role of Women in Philanthropy By Victoria Dietz, Executive Vice President Women have long been catalysts for positive change in society, and their role in philanthropy is no exception. As a woman who has devoted her career to philanthropy and in honor of Women’s History Month, I want to explore some of the ways… Read more »

What Motivates Affluent Households’ Giving?

Posted , by Hilary Fulp, Vice President. Topic: Donor Acknowledgement, Donor Retention, Donors, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, Philanthropy Research & Events.

What Motivates Affluent Households’ Giving? By Hilary Fulp, Vice President Last week I attended an invitation-only presentation in Hampton Roads hosted by Bank of America on their new research on high-net-worth households’ giving–the 2023 Bank of America Study of Philanthropy: Charitable Giving by Affluent Households. At this event, The Curtis Group President Keith Curtis, Bank of America’s Managing Director &… Read more »

Maximizing Donor Retention: Key Findings from latest FEP report

Posted , by Ginny Reynolds Badgett, Associate Consultant. Topic: Donor Communication, Fundraising.

Making (Dollars and) Sense of the Fundraising Effectiveness Project’s Latest Report By Ginny Reynolds Badgett, Associate Consultant Each quarter the Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) releases aggregate views of the current year’s fundraising data. Much of the data collected and analyzed focuses on donors – donor size, donation count and type (new, repeat or recaptured). These reports… Read more »

“There’s an App for That!”: The Role of Technology in Fundraising

Posted , by Emily Ruble, Associate Consultant. Topic: Fundraising, Philanthropy Research & Events.

“There’s an App for That!”  The Role of Technology in Fundraising   By Emily Ruble, Associate Consultant In a world where every day it seems there’s a new app, new website or new social media trend, we as fundraising professionals may ask ourselves how we can harness the power of technology to help us reach our… Read more »

Key Takeaways of Giving USA 2023

Posted , by Keith Curtis, President. Topic: Donors, Fundraising, Fundraising by Sector, Funds and Funders, Giving USA, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, Philanthropy Research & Events.

What are the key takeaways of Giving USA 2023? According to Giving USA 2023, charitable giving in this country totaled $499.33 billion in 2022. Impacted by economic challenges, this is a 3.4% decrease in current dollars year-over-year; however, it comes after two record years of giving. Where Did the Generosity Come From? Contributions by Source The Headlines for Sources of… Read more »

Webinar: REAL Conversations with Major Donors

Posted , by Lauren Greene, Client Manager. Topic: Donor Communication, Donor Prospects, Donors, Fundraising, Gift Solicitation, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, Major Gifts Programs, Making the Ask, Webinars and Videos.

Wondering what you could and should be doing today to prepare for a stronger major gift program tomorrow? Even during these constantly changing times, the fundraising cycle works- cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship- but what does this cycle look like in practice? This practical presentation will show you the proven steps to have meaningful conversations and build stronger relationships with… Read more »