The Good, Bad and Opportunity from the 2020 FEP

Posted , by Steven Shattuck, Bloomerang. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Donor Communication, Donor Retention, Donors, Fundraising, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, National Research Collaborative.

What the 2020 Fundraising Effectiveness Project Report Tells Us About 2021 and Beyond   We are honored to be sharing an article penned by our colleague, friend and nonprofit research guru, Steven Shattuck, chief engagement officer, Bloomerang. The Fundraising Effectiveness Project recently released their 2020 Fourth Quarter Report, which examined giving trends for the entire… Read more »

6 Tips to Adapt to the New Fundraising Normal

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 »

Keith Curtis Featured in Inside Business

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 »

Creative Donor Stewardship Impacts Bottom Line

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 »

REAL Conversations with Major Donors – Recorded Webinar

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

REAL Conversations with Major Donors Recorded Presentation Join Vice President Victoria Dietz and Client Manager Hilary Fulp as they share key points and practical tips to engage with your major donors. This webinar, recorded for you, was presented to 100 participants on May 20, 2020. Wondering what you could and should be doing today to… Read more »

How to Engage Your Volunteers During This Uncertain Time

Posted , by Abby Weber, Consultant. Topic: Board Development, Boards of Directors, Crisis Fundraising, Donor Acknowledgement, Donor Communication, Donor Retention, Major Donors, Nonprofit Management.

How to Engage Your Volunteers During This Uncertain Time By Abby Weber, Consultant Just as we have shared with you the ways that you should be building donor relationships, even in times of uncertainty, engaging your board and volunteers is equally important. But just how can you do that when you aren’t sitting across the… Read more »

Do These 9 Things While You Can’t Meet with Donors

Posted , by Victoria Dietz, Vice President. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Development Plan, Donor Acknowledgement, Donor Communication, Donor Prospects, Donor Retention, Donors, Fundraising, Major Donors, Major Gifts Programs.

By Victoria Dietz Vice President During these incredibly challenging and uncertain times, we want our nonprofit community to know that we are here to help make you successful. I have spoken to many of you, and I am in awe of your creativity and commitment. Through ongoing dialogues and teamwork, we will not only survive… Read more »

Create an Inspiring Annual Report

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

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 »

Giving USA 2019: Giving reached $427 billion amid a complex year!

Posted , by Keith Curtis, President. Topic: Donor Retention, Donors, Fundraising, Giving USA, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, Major Gifts Programs.

On the heels of a decade of unprecedented growth, we celebrate the year for what it was – a complex year with incredible generosity. I could spend hours talking to you (but I won’t) about studies, statistics, shifts in giving patterns, the impact of the economy, the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, public policy, and… Read more »

Retain Your Donors in 5 Steps

Posted , by Victoria Dietz, Vice President. Topic: Boards of Directors, Development Plan, Donor Prospects, Donor Retention, Donors, Fundraising, Major Donors.

I had the privilege of presenting at the spring conference for the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington last week. One of the things I spent some time discussing was the importance of focusing on donor retention. In my opinion, too many nonprofits are stuck in this cycle of having to acquire a huge… Read more »