What Could a Potential Recession Mean for Giving?

Posted , by Keith Curtis, President & Founder. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Donors, Fundraising, Giving USA, High-Net-Worth Individuals.

What Could a Potential Recession Mean for Giving?  I recently had the opportunity to publish an opinion piece for The Virginian-Pilot as a follow-up to my recent presentations on results of Giving USA 2022: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2021. Check out the full article here. The article discussed my passion for the Giving USA… Read more »

Giving USA 2022: Arts, Culture & Humanities

Posted , by Victoria Dietz, Vice President. Topic: Arts & Culture, Fundraising, Giving USA, Webinars and Videos.

Giving USA: How to Leverage the Data at Your Museum   The Curtis Group is honored to be both sponsors and presenters at the Virginia Association of Museum’s (VAM) conferences and events. Today’s edition of Let’s Talk Fundraising is hosted by our Consultant Abby Weber. She is joined by The Curtis Group Vice President Victoria… Read more »

New Blackbaud Giving Report Released

Posted , by Abbie Hacker, Consultant. Topic: Fundraising, Fundraising by Sector, Giving USA, Philanthropy Research & Events.

National Giving Report Reveals Large Increase in Charitable Giving in 2021 The Blackbaud Institute recently released its “Charitable Giving Report” for 2021. According to this study, charitable giving to nonprofits in the US grew by 9% in 2021. After a challenging and volatile 2020, the Blackbaud report finds that “the growth in giving exceeded nearly every-one’s expectations.”… Read more »

Decoding Donor-Advised Funds

Posted , by Keith Curtis, President & Founder. Topic: Donor Advised Funds, Fundraising, Funds and Funders, Gift Solicitation, Giving USA, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, Major Gifts Programs, Philanthropy Research & Events.

Decoding Donor-Advised Funds As posted at Giving USA Donor-advised funds began in the 1930s, but in recent years these funds have become the fastest growing vehicle in philanthropy. Giving USA recently released a highly anticipated Special Report on Donor-Advised Funds.  You can access the full report on the Giving USA Foundation website. My colleague Victoria Dietz also recently… Read more »

Maximize Dollars from Donor-Advised Funds

Posted , by Victoria Dietz, Vice President. Topic: Donors, Fundraising, Funds and Funders, Giving USA, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, Webinars and Videos.

  Victoria chats with Anna Pruit, managing editor of Giving USA at Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy about their recent report on Donor-Advised Funds. Find out where the dollars went, how things changed in 2020 and what you could be doing with this information to raise more dollars. To purchase the full report visit the Giving… 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 »

Blackbaud’s 2020 Charitable Giving Report – Let’s Talk Fundraising Video

Posted , by Steve MacLaughlin, Blackbaud Institute. Topic: Fundraising, Giving USA, Philanthropy Research & Events, Webinars and Videos.

“Let’s Talk Fundraising” Video with Steve MacLaughlin, Senior Advisor at the Blackbaud Institute     Download the full report    In today’s edition of Let’s Talk Fundraising, Vice President Victoria Dietz chats with Steve MacLaughlin, Senior Advisor at the Blackbaud Institute about their recent release of the 2020 Charitable Giving Report. Watch to learn… Did overall giving increase or… Read more »

Leaving a Legacy – Let’s Talk Fundraising

Posted , by Keith Curtis, President. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Donor Advised Funds, Donor Prospects, Donors, Fundraising, Gift Solicitation, Giving USA, Major Donors, Making the Ask, Planned Giving, Webinars and Videos.

Welcome to “Let’s Talk Fundraising”. Vice President Victoria Dietz chats with President and Founder Keith Curtis about planned giving. He recently presented to the Hampton Roads Gift Planning Council about this topic and the results of a national study of planned giving donors conducted by the Giving USA Foundation entitled Leaving a Legacy: A New… Read more »