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 »

Watch and Learn How to Make the Virtual Ask in 2021

Posted , by Victoria Dietz, Vice President. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Donors, Fundraising, Major Donors, Making the Ask, Webinars and Videos.

Victoria Dietz and Hilary Fulp lead an engaging presentation about the ins and outs of making “the ask.”  Hear practical tips that will help conquer potential fears surrounding the ask, especially virtual asks, so you can confidently approach prospects and successfully close a gift. They will share key points such as: How do I make… Read more »

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

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“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 »

Recorded Webinar: Launching a Successful Fundraising Campaign

Posted , by Keith Curtis, Founder & President. Topic: Campaigns & Campaign Planning, Capital Campaigns, Fundraising, Preparing for a Campaign, Webinars and Videos.

Launch Your Transformational Campaign A Checklist for Success… Even in Uncertain Times In case you missed it, The Curtis Group’s President & Founder Keith Curtis and Consultant Abby Weber provided an insightful and informative presentation. Watch the full presentation below:   Planning for a campaign in 2021? Thinking about a campaign a few years from… Read more »

Launching a Successful Fundraising Campaign – Let’s Talk Fundraising Video

Posted , by Keith Curtis, Founder & President. Topic: Boards of Directors, Campaigns & Campaign Planning, Capital Campaigns, Fundraising, Preparing for a Campaign, Webinars and Videos.

In today’s edition of Let’s Talk Fundraising, Victoria Dietz and Keith Curtis discuss some of their personal experiences and insights from working with nonprofits at various stages of a fundraising campaign during this past year of uncertainty. Keith will also tell you what you could be working on to prepare your organization for a campaign… Read more »

Leaving a Legacy – Let’s Talk Fundraising

Posted , by . 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 »

Recorded Webinar: Making the VIRTUAL Ask

Posted , by Victoria Dietz, Vice President. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Donor Prospects, Donors, Fundraising, Gift Solicitation, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, Major Gifts Programs, Making the Ask, Webinars and Videos.

Can you ask for a major gift via phone or over a video chat? YES – if done thoughtfully!   In case you missed it, The Curtis Group’s Vice President Victoria Dietz provided an insightful and informative presentation. Watch the full presentation below:   The fundraising rules have changed for 2020, but we are here… Read more »

Creative Donor Stewardship Impacts Bottom Line

Posted , by Abby Weber, Consultant. Topic: Boards of Directors, Crisis Fundraising, Donor Acknowledgement, Donor Communication, Donor Retention, Donors, Fundraising, Webinars and Videos.

Let’s Talk Fundraising on Creative Donor Stewardship In today’s edition of Let’s Talk Fundraising, Vice President Victoria Dietz and Consultant Abby Weber discuss the importance of donor stewardship. The bottom line of donor stewardship is to build relationships and trust that ultimately will result in continued and increased support. They focus on three key areas:… Read more »

Recorded Webinar – Giving USA 2020

Posted , by . Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Fundraising, Giving USA, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, Webinars and Videos.

Giving USA 2020: Using National Data to Advance Your Fundraising in Challenging Times   As we navigate these uncharted and uncertain waters in our world today and how it might impact giving, what can Giving USA 2020 do for you? This interactive presentation led by President Keith Curtis and Vice President Victoria Dietz of The Curtis… Read more »