Americans Continue Long History of Generosity: What can you learn from Giving USA 2020?

Posted , by Keith Curtis, Founder & President. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Donors, Fundraising, Giving USA.

Americans Continue Long History of Generosity: What can you learn from Giving USA 2020? By Keith Curtis, President and Founder There is no denying it. 2020 has been a challenging year for so many of us. So, on this release day of Giving USA 2020, what is the headline? First and foremost, Giving USA 2020:… Read more »

Let’s Talk Fundraising: Giving USA 2020

Posted , by Victoria Dietz, Vice President. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Donors, Fundraising, Giving USA.

Watch our latest edition of Let’s Talk Fundraising where Wendy McGrady and Victoria Dietz discuss this report and how you can use it during these challenging fundraising times. Giving USA 2020: Using National Data to Advance Your Fundraising in Challenging Times from The Curtis Group on Vimeo.    

How to Engage Your Volunteers During This Uncertain Time

Posted , by Abby Weber, Consultant. Topic: Board Development, Boards of Directors, Crisis Fundraising, Donor Acknowledgement, Donor Communication, Donor Retention, Major Donors, Nonprofit Management.

How to Engage Your Volunteers During This Uncertain Time By Abby Weber, Consultant Just as we have shared with you the ways that you should be building donor relationships, even in times of uncertainty, engaging your board and volunteers is equally important. But just how can you do that when you aren’t sitting across the… 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 »

Crisis Coaching

Posted , by . Topic: Boards of Directors, Cases for Support, Crisis Fundraising, Development Plan, Donor Communication, Donor Prospects, Donors, Fundraising, Major Donors, Major Gifts Programs, Nonprofit Management.

This is a defining moment for your organization.   You might feel overwhelmed by increased demand and wondering how to communicate your needs, unsure who and how to ask for support, unclear how to motivate your team to be productive while working remotely, or uncertain how to prepare your organization to emerge from this time… Read more »

How to Build Donor Relationships During Crisis

Posted , by Marissa Monell, Client Manager. Topic: Arts & Culture, Careers in Philanthropy, Crisis Fundraising, Donor Communication, Donors, Fundraising, Major Donors, Nonprofit Management.

A Day in the Life of an Executive Director During These Uncertain Times How Shawn Puller Keeps Garth Newel Music Center Moving Forward By Marissa Monell, Client Manager, The Curtis Group, and Shawn Puller, Executive Director of Garth Newel Music Center in Warm Springs, VA We are excited to continue “A Day in the Life… Read more »

The NEA and NEH Received Additional Allocations… Do You Qualify?

Posted , by Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President. Topic: Arts & Culture, Crisis Fundraising, Fundraising, Government.

By Wendy McGrady Executive Vice President Are you curious to know how the CARES Act impacts your museum or cultural institution? In addition to the loans, tax credits, universal charitable deduction, suspended adjusted gross income limits, individual financial support and payroll tax extension that I mentioned in my last blogpost, the National Endowment for the… Read more »

Do These 9 Things While You Can’t Meet with Donors

Posted , by Victoria Dietz, Vice President. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Development Plan, Donor Acknowledgement, Donor Communication, Donor Prospects, Donor Retention, Donors, Fundraising, Major Donors, Major Gifts Programs.

By Victoria Dietz Vice President During these incredibly challenging and uncertain times, we want our nonprofit community to know that we are here to help make you successful. I have spoken to many of you, and I am in awe of your creativity and commitment. Through ongoing dialogues and teamwork, we will not only survive… Read more »

COVID-19 Relief Bill Passed – What Does It Mean for Nonprofits?

Posted , by Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Government, Philanthropy Research & Events.

By Wendy McGrady Executive Vice President   Last week’s passing of the coronavirus stimulus package or the CARES Act has an impact on all of us. With all the information included in the act, our goal is to provide you with the most up-to-date and useful information. Below are a few highlights of the bill’s… Read more »

Nonprofits Need Help to Survive This Crisis

Posted , by Keith Curtis, Founder & President. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Donors, Fundraising, Nonprofit Management.

  Nonprofits Need Help to Survive This Crisis Published March 29, 2020 “This pandemic and its implications have had a significant impact on the nonprofit community, and they need us now more than ever.” Keith Curtis wrote a great Op-Ed, published in The Virginian-Pilot yesterday. Check out these tangible ways that we can help without… Read more »