Uncertain Times Demand Strategic Response

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

Uncertain Times Demand Strategic Response By Keith Curtis, President & Founder of The Curtis Group Last month, 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 should look… 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 »