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 »

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 »

How Latest COVID Relief Act Impacts Nonprofits

Posted , by Hilary Fulp, Consultant. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Government.

The Latest COVID Relief Package Passed… Now What? By Hilary Fulp Consultant The sixth federal relief package (and third round of stimulus checks to  eligible individuals) since the onset of the pandemic was signed by the President earlier this month. The American Rescue Plan Act impacts all of us and covers a wide array of… Read more »

Do you trust them? Philanthropy in action

Posted , by Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Fundraising, Funds and Funders, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Gifts Programs.

Trust-Based Philanthropy in Action By Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President Much has already been written in response to MacKenzie Scott’s December distribution of over $4 billion in unrestricted gifts to 384 organizations across the country. Rightfully so — such incredible generosity should be covered and celebrated! Her significant, unexpected gifts will certainly be transformational to… Read more »

2021 COVID Relief Package-What It Means for Nonprofits

Posted , by Hilary Fulp, Consultant. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Fundraising, Government.

The COVID Relief Package Passed… Now What? By Hilary Fulp Consultant This week’s passing of the COVID Relief Package or the Omnibus Appropriations and Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act impacts all of us. The Act is robust with details and information, so we are here to provide you with the most up-to-date and useful information. Below… Read more »