Posted , by Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President. Topic: Donor Acknowledgement, Donor Communication, Donor Retention, Donors, Fundraising.

Create An Inspiring Annual Report from The Curtis Group on Vimeo. In 3 minutes, Executive Vice President Wendy McGrady and Vice President Victoria Dietz share practical insights and tips to help you create the best possible annual report for your nonprofit. An annual report should be concise and tell a story. How can you do those two things… Read more »

Posted , by Keith Curtis, President. Topic: Donor Acknowledgement, Donor Advised Funds, Donor Communication, Donors, Government, Major Gifts Programs.

What You Need to Know about Donor-Advised Funds in 2020   It’s not too late. Even if you missed the live webinar on donor-advised funds, we recorded it as well as printed the slides that accompanied the presentation. Keith Curtis and Jeff Giannotto delve into the details of donor-advised funds. You can learn about the… Read more »

Posted , by Keith Curtis, President. Topic: Campaigns & Campaign Planning, Development Plan, Donor Advised Funds, Donors, Fundraising, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, Making the Ask, Philanthropy Research & Events, Planned Giving.

5 Key Focus Areas to Make Sure Your Fundraising Vision is 2020 By Keith Curtis President and Founder After 30 years of experience partnering with nonprofits, spending time with philanthropists and serving on boards throughout the country, these are 5 fundraising tips we think you should focus on this year. Focus #1: Keep up the good… Read more »

Posted , by Keith Curtis, President. Topic: Board Development, Boards of Directors, Campaigns & Campaign Planning, Capital Campaigns, Development Plan, Donor Advised Funds, Fundraising, Preparing for a Campaign.

Make Your New Year’s Resolution: Treat Yourself to Enhancing Your Career Upcoming Events   Hampton Roads Community Foundation Building Excellence Program January 10, 2020 Deadline This program started in 2008 has already provided 21 area nonprofits with ongoing technical expertise to help them develop and implement long-range fundraising plans. There are two nonprofits in the… Read more »

Posted , by Keith Curtis, President. Topic: Boards of Directors, Fundraising, Major Donors, National Philanthropy Day.

Just So Happens, We Can All Be Philanthropists 4 Truths about Philanthropy to Inspire You   By Keith Curtis President My firm recently had the privilege of attending a number of National Philanthropy Day events. As I celebrated this year’s honorees along with a thousand other attendees, I was inspired by their stories of philanthropy. Their generosity… Read more »

Posted , by . Topic: Campaigns & Campaign Planning, Capital Campaigns, Preparing for a Campaign.

Let’s Talk Fundraising with Keith and Victoria. Victoria follows up on Keith’s webinar with client manager Hilary about planning for and launching a transformational campaign. In less than 3 minutes, you will better understand what it takes to launch a successful campaign. What are the key ingredients for a successful campaign? What can you put in place this… Read more »

Posted , by Abbie Hacker, Consultant. Topic: Careers in Philanthropy, Fundraising, Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy Research & Events, Professional Development.

Before You Call It Quits, Try These 5 Tactics to Grow Job Satisfaction and Boost Fundraising Success By Abbie Hacker Consultant A new survey by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports more than 80% of fundraisers are satisfied with many aspects of their job, yet half are likely to leave their position by 2021. At… Read more »

Posted , by Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President. Topic: Campaigns & Campaign Planning, Capital Campaigns, Fundraising, Preparing for a Campaign.

Debunking 3 Myths: A Campaign’s Impact on Annual Giving   A campaign is a transformational time in any organization. It is exciting, energizing and yes sometimes challenging. Having worked with nonprofits in campaigns, I have heard and disproved many myths surrounding campaigns and how they negatively impact an organization. Today, I am debunking three of… Read more »

Posted , by . Topic: Donors, Gift Solicitation, Major Gifts Programs.

Let’s Talk Fundraising with Keith and Victoria following up on Keith’s presentation with Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) .   In less than 3 minutes, you will gain a better understanding of why donor-advised funds are such a hot topic for fundraisers and donors, and what you as a professional should be doing to engage… Read more »

Posted , by Abby Weber, Consultant. Topic: Development Plan, Donor Acknowledgement, Donor Communication, Fundraising, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, Year-End Giving.

I recently had the privilege of presenting with my colleague Abbie Hacker to a group of nonprofit leaders about maximizing year-end fundraising. While the current weather may suggest otherwise, December will be here before we know it. Now is the time to prepare for your year-end fundraising to be sure your organization is ready to… Read more »