Empowering Impact: The Role of Women in Philanthropy

Posted , by Victoria Dietz, Executive Vice President. Topic: Careers in Philanthropy, Fundraising, Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy Research & Events, Professional Development.

Empowering Impact: The Role of Women in Philanthropy By Victoria Dietz, Executive Vice President Women have long been catalysts for positive change in society, and their role in philanthropy is no exception. As a woman who has devoted her career to philanthropy and in honor of Women’s History Month, I want to explore some of the ways… Read more »

What Motivates Affluent Households’ Giving?

Posted , by Hilary Fulp, Vice President. Topic: Donor Acknowledgement, Donor Retention, Donors, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, Philanthropy Research & Events.

What Motivates Affluent Households’ Giving? By Hilary Fulp, Vice President Last week I attended an invitation-only presentation in Hampton Roads hosted by Bank of America on their new research on high-net-worth households’ giving–the 2023 Bank of America Study of Philanthropy: Charitable Giving by Affluent Households. At this event, The Curtis Group President Keith Curtis, Bank of America’s Managing Director &… Read more »

Should You Be Optimistic About the State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy in 2024?

Posted , by Kaitlin Robb, Consultant and Marketing Director. Topic: Donors, Fundraising, Giving USA, Philanthropy Research & Events.

How to Meet Our Moment in 2024: Recent Trends in Philanthropy   By Kaitlin Robb, Consultant and Marketing Director At The Curtis Group’s December team meeting, Dr. Una Osili from Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy joined us virtually to discuss changes in the philanthropic landscape. Dr. Osili is a global expert on philanthropy and widely recognized… Read more »

“There’s an App for That!”: The Role of Technology in Fundraising

Posted , by Emily Ruble, Associate Consultant. Topic: Fundraising, Philanthropy Research & Events.

“There’s an App for That!”  The Role of Technology in Fundraising   By Emily Ruble, Associate Consultant In a world where every day it seems there’s a new app, new website or new social media trend, we as fundraising professionals may ask ourselves how we can harness the power of technology to help us reach our… Read more »

President and Founder Keith Curtis recently published in The Virginian-Pilot

Posted , by Elizabeth Vana, Client Coordinator. Topic: Philanthropy Research & Events.

Our President W. Keith Curtis just published an opinion piece in the The Virginian-Pilot, “Don’t Just Read the Headline about Charitable Giving.” Keith shares his thoughts on the state of philanthropy in the U.S., noting: “A number of national articles and news stories have crossed my desk in the last month regarding the recent release of… Read more »

Ensuring Equity in Philanthropy

Posted , by Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Topic: Fundraising, Government, Higher Education, Philanthropy Research & Events.

The Potential Impact of the Affirmative Action Supreme Court Decision     By Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Whatever your opinion on the recent Affirmative Action Supreme Court decision, it is impossible to ignore it’s potential impact on philanthropy. I recently returned from the Giving Institute Summer Symposium where I had… Read more »

Key Takeaways of Giving USA 2023

Posted , by Keith Curtis, President. Topic: Donors, Fundraising, Fundraising by Sector, Funds and Funders, Giving USA, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, Philanthropy Research & Events.

What are the key takeaways of Giving USA 2023? According to Giving USA 2023, charitable giving in this country totaled $499.33 billion in 2022. Impacted by economic challenges, this is a 3.4% decrease in current dollars year-over-year; however, it comes after two record years of giving. Where Did the Generosity Come From? Contributions by Source The Headlines for Sources of… Read more »

Are You Eligible for Community Project Funding/Earmarks?

Posted , by Hilary Fulp, Senior Consultant. Topic: Development Plan, Fundraising, Government, Philanthropy Research & Events.

Are You Eligible for Community Project Funding/Earmarks?  By Hilary Fulp, Senior Consultant The U.S. House of Representatives recently released guidance on Community Project Funding (also called earmarks) for FY24. With the constantly changing political landscape, our goal is to provide you with a brief overview of where things stand with earmarks as well as what you… Read more »

Who Gave More? Gen X or Millennials?

Posted , by Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President. Topic: Donor Acknowledgement, Donor Communication, Donor Prospects, Donors, Fundraising, Giving USA, Major Gifts Programs, Philanthropy Research & Events.

Who Gave More-Gen X or Millennials?  By Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President The Giving USA Foundation recently released a new report, Giving by Generation: Examining the Shifts in Giving Among Donor Generations. This well-researched and thoughtful analysis looks at the giving habits and motivations for giving of the four main generations: Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X and Boomers. While… Read more »