Posted , by Keith Curtis, Founder & President. Topic: Donors, Fundraising, National Philanthropy Day.

Does Your Donation Matter? How giving is affecting nonprofits in Hampton Roads In this month’s special Giving Issue of Inside Business, Keith Curtis had the opportunity to discuss the needs, challenges, funding and future of four important Hampton Roads nonprofits with each organization’s leader. Michele Anderson, president and CEO of the United Way of South… Read more »

Posted , by . Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Donor Advised Funds, Donor Prospects, Donors, Fundraising, Gift Solicitation, Giving USA, Major Donors, Making the Ask, Planned Giving.

Welcome to “Let’s Talk Fundraising”. Vice President Victoria Dietz chats with President and Founder Keith Curtis about planned giving. He recently presented to the Hampton Roads Gift Planning Council about this topic and the results of a national study of planned giving donors conducted by the Giving USA Foundation entitled Leaving a Legacy: A New… Read more »

Posted , by Abbie Hacker, Consultant. Topic: Boards of Directors, Crisis Fundraising, Development Plan, Donor Acknowledgement, Donors, Fundraising, Gift Solicitation, Major Donors, Year-End Giving.

By Abbie Hacker While the principles of fundraising remain the same even in the midst of this challenging year, the application might look a little different right now. In the nonprofit sector, the end of the calendar year is an important time for fundraising. With only two months until the end of 2020, make sure… Read more »

Posted , by Victoria Dietz, Vice President. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Donor Prospects, Donors, Fundraising, Gift Solicitation, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, Major Gifts Programs, Making the Ask, Webinars and Videos.

Can you ask for a major gift via phone or over a video chat? YES – if done thoughtfully!   In case you missed it, The Curtis Group’s Vice President Victoria Dietz provided an insightful and informative presentation. Watch the full presentation below:   The fundraising rules have changed for 2020, but we are here… Read more »

Posted , by Logan Herring. Topic: Boards of Directors, Crisis Fundraising, Donors, Fundraising, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Nonprofit Management, Professional Development.

As our firm continues to think about and discuss the role of inclusion and diversity in fundraising, we wanted to share with you the thought-provoking and practical article that our client and friend Logan Herring wrote. Logan is the CEO of REACH Riverside, a nonprofit community development corporation created to revitalize the Riverside neighborhood in… Read more »

Posted , by . Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Donor Communication, Fundraising, Fundraising by Sector, Giving USA.

   Giving USA Environment and Animals – Let’s Talk Fundraising from The Curtis Group on Vimeo. This was a record breaking year for giving to the environment and animal welfare sector on the heels of five years of growth. Watch our latest edition of Let’s Talk Fundraising as Victoria Dietz and Abby Weber chat… Read more »

Posted , by Keith Curtis, Founder & President. Topic: Boards of Directors, Crisis Fundraising, Donor Acknowledgement, Donor Communication, Donor Retention, Donors, Fundraising, Gift Solicitation, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, Major Gifts Programs, Making the Ask.

Keith Curtis recently ran an article in the Expert column in Inside Business.  Debunking the myth: Are we tired of giving? “The problem isn’t that donors are tired of giving. The problem is that they are tired of being repeatedly asked for support without being engaged, informed and educated about the impact of their previous… Read more »

Posted , by Abby Weber, Consultant. Topic: Boards of Directors, Crisis Fundraising, Donor Acknowledgement, Donor Communication, Donor Retention, Donors, Fundraising, Webinars and Videos.

Let’s Talk Fundraising on Creative Donor Stewardship In today’s edition of Let’s Talk Fundraising, Vice President Victoria Dietz and Consultant Abby Weber discuss the importance of donor stewardship. The bottom line of donor stewardship is to build relationships and trust that ultimately will result in continued and increased support. They focus on three key areas:… Read more »

Posted , by Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Development Plan, Donors, Fundraising.

Need to Raise More This Year? Check out our Targeted Development Assessment 2020 has certainly presented unique challenges. You may be confronted with programming changes, messaging shifts, and increased fundraising goals. Don’t let the current uncertainty impede your success in fundraising. Let us partner with you to determine: Where to focus your efforts How to… Read more »