Are You Ready for Your Fundraising Campaign – Let’s Talk Fundraising

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  Hilary Fulp and Victoria Dietz share practical tips to implement as you consider moving forward with a fundraising campaign. In less than 10 minutes learn the BIG 4! FOUR questions to ask about your organization’s readiness to move forward FOUR benchmarks for successful fundraising FOUR action items to do today To see this video and… Read more »

Launch Your Transformational Campaign: Webinar Recording

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  Planning for a campaign in 2022 or thinking about a campaign in the future? Then this webinar is for you! Conducting a campaign is an exciting time to create a legacy of success for you and your organization. But let’s be honest… conducting a campaign is also a lot of work. Does your board and staff leadership understand what needs to be done now to be… Read more »

New Blackbaud Giving Report Released

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National Giving Report Reveals Large Increase in Charitable Giving in 2021 The Blackbaud Institute recently released its “Charitable Giving Report” for 2021. According to this study, charitable giving to nonprofits in the US grew by 9% in 2021. After a challenging and volatile 2020, the Blackbaud report finds that “the growth in giving exceeded nearly every-one’s expectations.”… Read more »

Improve Your Board’s Engagement-Let’s Talk Fundraising

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What Could You Do Today To Help Your Board Be Better Fundraisers Tomorrow? Our Vice President Victoria Dietz has a big picture conversation with Consultant Abby Weber as a follow-up to their recent in-depth presentations on the Role of the Board in Today’s Fundraising Climate. What are the board’s most important roles at your nonprofit?… Read more »

Decoding Donor-Advised Funds

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Decoding Donor-Advised Funds As posted at Giving USA Donor-advised funds began in the 1930s, but in recent years these funds have become the fastest growing vehicle in philanthropy. Giving USA recently released a highly anticipated Special Report on Donor-Advised Funds.  You can access the full report on the Giving USA Foundation website. My colleague Victoria Dietz also recently… Read more »

Maximize Dollars from Donor-Advised Funds

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  Victoria chats with Anna Pruit, managing editor of Giving USA at Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy about their recent report on Donor-Advised Funds. Find out where the dollars went, how things changed in 2020 and what you could be doing with this information to raise more dollars. To purchase the full report visit the Giving… Read more »

2021 Highlights and Holiday Message

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We are most proud of YOUR success! Norfolk Botanical Garden As Norfolk Botanical Garden illuminated their long-term vision of “creating a better and greener world,” The Garden of Tomorrow campaign expanded. In recent months, individuals who had already contributed were so moved by the impact of the garden’s future plans, including a 26,000-square-foot conservatory, that they were… Read more »

The Needs Are Great, but Our Resolve and Generosity Are Greater

Posted by & filed under Crisis Fundraising, Donors, Fundraising, National Philanthropy Day.

Inside Business Giving Issue Check out the full column   To say that this past 20 months has been filled with hardship is a vast understatement. Then again, to say that Americans have been generous in the last 20 months is also an understatement. During this time, I have talked, written and presented on just how… Read more »