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.    

Hear Us Speak on Giving USA 2020

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Hear Us Speak on Giving USA 2020: Using National Data to Advance Your Fundraising in Challenging Times As we navigate these uncharted waters and the uncertainty in our world today and how it might impact giving, what can Giving USA 2020 do for you? This interactive presentation will provide you with: Just released data and… 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 »

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 »

Fundraising Focus for the New Year

Posted , by Keith Curtis, President. Topic: Campaigns & Campaign Planning, Development Plan, Donor Advised Funds, Donors, Fundraising, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, Making the Ask, Philanthropy Research & Events, Planned Giving.

5 Key Focus Areas to Make Sure Your Fundraising Vision is 2020 By Keith Curtis President and Founder After 30 years of experience partnering with nonprofits, spending time with philanthropists and serving on boards throughout the country, these are 5 fundraising tips we think you should focus on this year. Focus #1: Keep up the good… Read more »

4 Truths about Philanthropy to Inspire

Posted , by Keith Curtis, President. Topic: Boards of Directors, Fundraising, Major Donors, National Philanthropy Day.

Just So Happens, We Can All Be Philanthropists 4 Truths about Philanthropy to Inspire You   By Keith Curtis President My firm recently had the privilege of attending a number of National Philanthropy Day events. As I celebrated this year’s honorees along with a thousand other attendees, I was inspired by their stories of philanthropy. Their generosity… Read more »

Does Your 5-Year Plan Involve a New Job?

Posted , by Abbie Hacker, Consultant. Topic: Careers in Philanthropy, Fundraising, Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy Research & Events, Professional Development.

Before You Call It Quits, Try These 5 Tactics to Grow Job Satisfaction and Boost Fundraising Success By Abbie Hacker Consultant A new survey by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports more than 80% of fundraisers are satisfied with many aspects of their job, yet half are likely to leave their position by 2021. At… Read more »

Four Ways to Engage Donors in the New Era of Philanthropy

Posted , by Marissa Monell, Client Manager. Topic: Donor Acknowledgement, Donor Communication, Donor Prospects, Donors, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, Philanthropy Events.

Four Ways to Engage Donors in the New Era of Philanthropy Key Takeaways from this year’s Virginia Fund Raising Institute By Marissa Monell Client Manager Last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend this year’s Virginia Fund Raising Institute(VFRI) in Richmond, Virginia. Whether or not you were able to be there in person this… Read more »