Client Successes Prove Donors Are Still Giving

Posted , by Wesley Stanley. Topic: Fundraising.

For months, we’ve been preaching that fundraising in a challenging economy can be successful if it’s done right. Here are three good examples that prove it. Bedford Hospice House has reached its $1.6 million goal and will break ground on a much-needed hospice facility in Bedford,┬áVirginia, later this year. Lackey Free Clinic of Yorktown has… Read more »

On the Road Again

Posted , by Keith Curtis. Topic: Fundraising.

We were on the road again this week, this time to exhibit and make a presentation at North Carolina’s annual Philanthropy Conference. The event drew some 420 fundraising professionals, and their overall mood seemed to be cautious about current fundraising but optimistic about 2010. Even though this year’s fundraising is still a concern, many development… Read more »

The Good News About Big Gifts

Posted , by Keith Curtis. Topic: Fundraising, Philanthropy Research & Events.

According to the latest biannual survey of fundraisers conducted by Indiana University’s Center on Philanthropy, confidence in the fundraising climate is still low. The good news is that fundraisers are more optimistic about generating donations in the next six months. The expectations measure, as it’s called, was 72.8, an increase of about 10 percent over… Read more »