The Needs Are Great, but Our Resolve and Generosity Are Greater

Posted , by . Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Donors, Fundraising, National Philanthropy Day.

Inside Business Giving Issue Check out the full column   To say that this past 20 months has been filled with hardship is a vast understatement. Then again, to say that Americans have been generous in the last 20 months is also an understatement. During this time, I have talked, written and presented on just how… Read more »

What Motivates Your Major Donors?

Posted , by Victoria Dietz, Vice President. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Fundraising, Funds and Funders, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, Philanthropy Research & Events, Webinars and Videos.

Welcome back to Let’s Talk Fundraising.  The Curtis Group Vice President Victoria Dietz spends five minutes chatting with Erin Hogan who serves as a Philanthropic Market Executive with Bank of America Private Bank. They are discussing the recent release of the biennial study that examines the giving patterns, priorities, and attitudes of affluent U.S…. Read more »

Recorded Webinar – Cultivation and Stewardship in Today’s Fundraising Climate

Posted , by Abbie Hacker, Consultant. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Donor Communication, Donor Retention, Fundraising, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, Major Gifts Programs, Making the Ask, Webinars and Videos.

As we move into yet another season filled with uncertainty, we are all having to function under a new fundraising normal. This new normal still relies on the same successful fundraising cycle, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, BUT, it now more than ever before depends on creativity and a combination of virtual and in-person approaches. This… Read more »

Donor Cultivation in the New Fundraising Normal

Posted , by . Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Donor Communication, Donor Prospects, Donors, Fundraising, Major Donors, Major Gifts Programs, Webinars and Videos.

Creative Donor Cultivation and Stewardship – AND the Future of Fundraising Events   Let’s Talk Fundraising – Victoria Dietz and Abbie Hacker share creative ways that our clients are cultivating and stewarding donors using virtual and in-person. With a special section on the future of fundraising events.

Using Metrics that Matter to Plan for the Unexpected

Posted , by Abbie Hacker, Consultant. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Development Plan, Donor Prospects, Donor Retention, Donors, Fundraising, Gift Solicitation, Major Donors, Major Gifts Programs, Preparing for a Campaign.

By Abbie Hacker Consultant For the most part, we can’t even begin to predict what the fall will look like. In the nonprofit community, this uncertainty plays out in numerous ways… should you move forward with your in-person event? Will you be able to meet face-to-face with your donors? Can you offer tours of your new… Read more »

Considering a campaign? Where should you start?

Posted , by Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President. Topic: Board Development, Boards of Directors, Campaigns & Campaign Planning, Capital Campaigns, Crisis Fundraising, Development Plan, Donor Prospects, Donor Retention, Donors, Fundraising, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, Major Gifts Programs, Preparing for a Campaign.

Five Steps To Do Now to Prepare For Your Campaign By Wendy McGrady Executive Vice President Are you moving out of the pandemic seeing an opportunity to grow your nonprofit? Did you realize a need for more diversified funding or a more robust reserve fund? Did you benefit from an influx of new donors and want… Read more »

Giving USA 2021: Recorded Webinar

Posted , by Keith Curtis, President. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Fundraising, Fundraising by Sector, Giving USA, Planned Giving, Webinars and Videos.

Giving USA 2021: Advance Your Fundraising Using National Data and Key Trends   The year 2020 was a year like none other. So, how did the economic, social and political landscape impact charitable giving in our country last year? How does this compare with what you are experiencing? And how can you put the data… Read more »

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 »