Posted , by Keith Curtis, President & Founder. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Donors, Fundraising, Giving USA, High-Net-Worth Individuals.

What Could a Potential Recession Mean for Giving?  I recently had the opportunity to publish an opinion piece for The Virginian-Pilot as a follow-up to my recent presentations on results of Giving USA 2022: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2021. Check out the full article here. The article discussed my passion for the Giving USA… Read more »

Posted , by Victoria Dietz, Vice President. Topic: Arts & Culture, Fundraising, Giving USA, Webinars and Videos.

Giving USA: How to Leverage the Data at Your Museum   The Curtis Group is honored to be both sponsors and presenters at the Virginia Association of Museum’s (VAM) conferences and events. Today’s edition of Let’s Talk Fundraising is hosted by our Consultant Abby Weber. She is joined by The Curtis Group Vice President Victoria… Read more »

Posted , by Hilary Fulp, Consultant. Topic: Campaigns & Campaign Planning, Capital Campaigns, Donor Prospects, Donors, Fundraising, Gift Solicitation, Major Gifts Programs, Nonprofit Management, Preparing for a Campaign, Webinars and Videos.

  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 »

Posted , by Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President. Topic: Boards of Directors, Campaigns & Campaign Planning, Capital Campaigns, Donors, Fundraising, Preparing for a Campaign, Webinars and Videos.

  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 »

Posted , by Abbie Hacker, Consultant. Topic: Fundraising, Fundraising by Sector, Giving USA, Philanthropy Research & Events.

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 »

Posted , by Abby Weber, Consultant. Topic: Board Development, Boards of Directors, Fundraising, Webinars and Videos.

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 »

Posted , by Keith Curtis, President & Founder. Topic: Donor Advised Funds, Fundraising, Funds and Funders, Gift Solicitation, Giving USA, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, Major Gifts Programs, Philanthropy Research & Events.

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 »

Posted , by Victoria Dietz, Vice President. Topic: Donors, Fundraising, Funds and Funders, Giving USA, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, Webinars and Videos.

  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 »

Posted , by . Topic: Capital Campaigns, Fundraising.

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 »