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 »

How Can You Build Your Personal Capacity?

Posted , by Victoria Dietz, Vice President. Topic: Fundraising.

How should you be using your time today, so you can raise more dollars tomorrow? In this webinar, Victoria Dietz will explain how fundraisers can manage their time, set realistic goals and focus on building meaningful relationships.     Meet Your Expert Victoria Dietz is responsible for a variety of clients’ planning studies, trainings and campaign management,… 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 »

Choosing a Fundraising Consultant? Consider These Tips

Posted , by Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President. Topic: Campaigns & Campaign Planning, Capital Campaigns, Crisis Fundraising, Fundraising, Preparing for a Campaign.

Download Your Printable Version   By Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President Have you been considering a development assessment or feasibility study for months or even years? Moving forward doesn’t have to be as overwhelming as it might feel. As more and more nonprofits around the country are reaching out to us, we want to share some… 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 »

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 »

Blackbaud’s 2020 Charitable Giving Report – Let’s Talk Fundraising Video

Posted , by . 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 »

Recorded Webinar: Launching a Successful Fundraising Campaign

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 »