Posted , by Marissa Monell, Client Manager. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Donor Acknowledgement, Donor Retention, Donors, Fundraising, Gift Solicitation, Making the Ask.

By Marissa Monell, Client Manager Over the last year, I’ve had the privilege of working with several nonprofits that have risen to the top during these challenging times. Their missions might be varied, but each has found a way to address the challenging fundraising environment while remembering the importance of the tried and true fundraising process:… Read more »

Posted , by Steve MacLaughlin, Blackbaud Institute. Topic: Fundraising, Giving USA, Philanthropy Research & Events, Webinars and Videos.

“Let’s Talk Fundraising” Video with Steve MacLaughlin, Senior Advisor at the Blackbaud Institute     Download the full report    In today’s edition of Let’s Talk Fundraising, Vice President Victoria Dietz chats with Steve MacLaughlin, Senior Advisor at the Blackbaud Institute about their recent release of the 2020 Charitable Giving Report. Watch to learn… Did overall giving increase or… Read more »

Posted , by Hilary Fulp, Consultant. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Government.

The Latest COVID Relief Package Passed… Now What? By Hilary Fulp Consultant The sixth federal relief package (and third round of stimulus checks to  eligible individuals) since the onset of the pandemic was signed by the President earlier this month. The American Rescue Plan Act impacts all of us and covers a wide array of… Read more »

Posted , by Keith Curtis, Founder & President. Topic: Campaigns & Campaign Planning, Capital Campaigns, Fundraising, Preparing for a Campaign, Webinars and Videos.

Launch Your Transformational Campaign A Checklist for Success… Even in Uncertain Times In case you missed it, The Curtis Group’s President & Founder Keith Curtis and Consultant Abby Weber provided an insightful and informative presentation. Watch the full presentation below:   Planning for a campaign in 2021? Thinking about a campaign a few years from… Read more »

Posted , by Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Fundraising, Funds and Funders, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Gifts Programs.

Trust-Based Philanthropy in Action By Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President Much has already been written in response to MacKenzie Scott’s December distribution of over $4 billion in unrestricted gifts to 384 organizations across the country. Rightfully so — such incredible generosity should be covered and celebrated! Her significant, unexpected gifts will certainly be transformational to… Read more »

Posted , by Keith Curtis, Founder & President. Topic: Boards of Directors, Campaigns & Campaign Planning, Capital Campaigns, Fundraising, Preparing for a Campaign, Webinars and Videos.

In today’s edition of Let’s Talk Fundraising, Victoria Dietz and Keith Curtis discuss some of their personal experiences and insights from working with nonprofits at various stages of a fundraising campaign during this past year of uncertainty. Keith will also tell you what you could be working on to prepare your organization for a campaign… Read more »

Posted , by Hilary Fulp, Consultant. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Fundraising, Government.

The COVID Relief Package Passed… Now What? By Hilary Fulp Consultant This week’s passing of the COVID Relief Package or the Omnibus Appropriations and Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act impacts all of us. The Act is robust with details and information, so we are here to provide you with the most up-to-date and useful information. Below… Read more »

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 Keith Curtis, President. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Donor Advised Funds, Donor Prospects, Donors, Fundraising, Gift Solicitation, Giving USA, Major Donors, Making the Ask, Planned Giving, Webinars and Videos.

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 »