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

Posted , by Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President. Topic: 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 »

Giving USA 2019: Giving reached $427 billion amid a complex year!

Posted , by Keith Curtis, President. Topic: Donor Retention, Donors, Fundraising, Giving USA, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, Major Gifts Programs.

On the heels of a decade of unprecedented growth, we celebrate the year for what it was – a complex year with incredible generosity. I could spend hours talking to you (but I won’t) about studies, statistics, shifts in giving patterns, the impact of the economy, the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, public policy, and… Read more »

8 out of 10 Charities Raised Same or More Funds in 2018

Posted , by Victoria Dietz, Vice President. Topic: Development Plan, Fundraising, Philanthropy Research & Events, Professional Development.

According to an article on the survey conducted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ 2018 Year-End Fundraising Survey, 54% of nonprofits reported raising more money in 2018 compared to 2017 and 28% reported raising the same amount. Only 18% reported raising less.   Respondents considered the impact of external factors such as the economy and… Read more »

Today’s Philanthropist Profile

Posted , by Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President. Topic: Donor Prospects, Donors, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, National Philanthropy Day.

Have you enjoyed the Virginia Symphony or visited Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest? Have you ever rushed your child to the Emergency Department in the middle of the night? Have you donated canned goods to your local foodbank at the holidays or volunteered at The Salvation Army?   These services, a part of the fabric of what makes every… Read more »

Fundraising Trends To Improve Donor Relations and Fundraising Strategy

Posted , by Victoria Dietz, Vice President. Topic: Donor Communication, Donor Retention, Donors, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, Major Gifts Programs, Philanthropy Events.

Earlier this month, we enjoyed catching up with old friends and making new ones at the 2018 VFRI conference. This year in particular was incredible as I had the opportunity to chair the conference. I was inspired by the passion that my fellow fundraisers have for their organizations and for our profession. I was invigorated by… Read more »