Americans gave over $471 billion in 2020!

Posted , by Keith Curtis, President & Founder. Topic: Arts & Culture, Crisis Fundraising, Donors, Fundraising, Fundraising by Sector, Funds and Funders, Giving USA, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Higher Education, Human Services, Independent Schools, Major Donors, Webinars and Videos.

Challenging and complex year inspires record growth in giving: $471.44 billion contributed!   Today is the release of Giving USA 2021, the longest running and most comprehensive analysis of charitable giving in this country. Take 5 minutes to learn from Keith Curtis and Victoria Dietz as they give an overview of the results and how… Read more »

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 »

Making the Ask – Even Virtually

Posted , by Victoria Dietz, Vice President. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Fundraising, Gift Solicitation, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, Making the Ask.

Victoria Dietz was recently published in The Giving Institute Member Insights. We are re-publishing her article below:   Can you ask for a major gift via phone or over a video chat? Just over a year ago, this would not have been a strategy recommended by a seasoned fundraiser. However, the shutdown has rewritten the… Read more »

Watch and Learn How to Make the Virtual Ask in 2021

Posted , by Victoria Dietz, Vice President. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Donors, Fundraising, Major Donors, Making the Ask, Webinars and Videos.

Victoria Dietz and Hilary Fulp lead an engaging presentation about the ins and outs of making “the ask.”  Hear practical tips that will help conquer potential fears surrounding the ask, especially virtual asks, so you can confidently approach prospects and successfully close a gift. They will share key points such as: How do I make… Read more »

Leaving a Legacy – Let’s Talk Fundraising

Posted , by . 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 »

Two Months Until Year End: Do These 5 Things to Make it Successful

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 »

Recorded Webinar: Making the VIRTUAL Ask

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 »

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 »

Recorded Webinar – Giving USA 2020

Posted , by . Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Fundraising, Giving USA, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, Webinars and Videos.

Giving USA 2020: Using National Data to Advance Your Fundraising in Challenging Times   As we navigate these uncharted and uncertain waters in our world today and how it might impact giving, what can Giving USA 2020 do for you? This interactive presentation led by President Keith Curtis and Vice President Victoria Dietz of The Curtis… 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 »