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.

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 »

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 »

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 »

Free Webinar – REAL Conversations with Major Donors

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

REAL Conversations with Major Donors Wednesday, May 20 1 to 2 p.m. Wondering what you could and should be doing today to prepare for a stronger major gift program tomorrow? Even during times of uncertainty, the fundraising cycle works – cultivation, solicitation and stewardship – but what does this cycle look like in practice? How… Read more »

How to have REAL Conversations with Major Donors

Posted , by Victoria Dietz, Vice President. Topic: Donor Acknowledgement, Donor Communication, Donor Prospects, Donors, Fundraising, Major Donors, Major Gifts Programs, Making the Ask.

In case you missed it. Victoria’s webinar with Bloomerang on how to have REAL conversations with major donors is recorded. She shows you the proven steps to have meaningful conversations and build stronger relationships with your donors by keeping them engaged and properly setting expectations.  

Fundraising During Uncertain Times Demands Strategy

Posted , by Keith Curtis, President & Founder. Topic: Boards of Directors, Crisis Fundraising, Donors, Fundraising, Gift Solicitation, Major Gifts Programs, Making the Ask, Nonprofit Management.

Fundraising During Uncertain Times Demands Strategy By Keith Curtis, President & Founder of The Curtis Group In February, everything was still percolating. Now, however, the coronavirus and oil industry events are impacting our economy and, more importantly for philanthropy, the market. We are hearing from clients and the community with questions about what fundraising could… Read more »

Fundraising Focus for the New Year

Posted , by Keith Curtis, President. Topic: Campaigns & Campaign Planning, Development Plan, Donor Advised Funds, Donors, Fundraising, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, Making the Ask, Philanthropy Research & Events, Planned Giving.

5 Key Focus Areas to Make Sure Your Fundraising Vision is 2020 By Keith Curtis President and Founder After 30 years of experience partnering with nonprofits, spending time with philanthropists and serving on boards throughout the country, these are 5 fundraising tips we think you should focus on this year. Focus #1: Keep up the good… Read more »

Study Says In-Person Asks Get Bigger Gifts

Posted , by Keith Curtis. Topic: Major Gifts Programs, Making the Ask, Philanthropy Research & Events.

You know how we’re always saying you need to ask for major gifts in person? A new study by Indiana University’s Center on Philanthropy and Campbell & Company, “Significant Gifts: Where Donors Direct Their Largest Gifts and Why” proves us right. The study reports that donors who were asked to give in person (to secular… Read more »

Get the Right People at the Table

Posted , by Wendy McGrady. Topic: Making the Ask.

Today I attended a successful call for one of our clients that resulted in a major gift from a local bank. The experience was a good reminder about the value of patience and the importance of having the right people at the table. First, in looking back, I realized that setting up this meeting took… Read more »