Trends Shaping the Philanthropic & Nonprofit Sector

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November 29, 2022
1 – 2 p.m. EDT

Learn from President Keith Curtis and Executive Vice President Wendy McGrady as they dig into the latest fundraising and economic trends. This interactive session will include renowned national data, lessons learned, as well as an interactive Q&A portion. Leave with a better understanding of what your donors might be hearing and thinking, as well as clear action items on how to adjust your fundraising plans to maximize your success.
  • How should your nonprofit understand the connection between the economy and giving?

  • How should you manage donor relationships during this time of uncertainty?
  • Is now the right time to launch a campaign or other major fundraising initiative?
  • What are the lessons learned from other economic downturns?
  • What innovations and new fundraising best practices emerged during the pandemic over the last three years?

Meet Your Experts

Keith Curtis


          Wendy McGrady

As President & Founder of the firm, Keith Curtis has almost 40 years of experience working on behalf of philanthropic organizations across Virginia and the mid-Atlantic region. Over that time, Keith has become recognized as an expert in all aspects of fundraising and nonprofit management. He is also a sought-after advisor and speaker, making up to 30 presentations a year to the nonprofit industry, including venues such as: National Blackbaud Conference for Nonprofits; keynote address at the Virginia Fundraising Institute’s annual conference; multiple Association of Fundraising Professionals chapter presentations in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and New York; the Center for Nonprofit Excellence; the Association of Zoos & Aquariums conference; and a variety of other national and state conferences.

Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President of The Curtis Group, has more than 30 years of development and marketing experience. Much of Wendy’s work takes place behind the scenes working with clients to develop their fundraising capacity or to ensure the success of their campaign, but she has also become a sought-after presenter. She has served on the faculty of Tidewater Community College’s Academy for Nonprofit Excellence, University of Richmond’s Institute on Philanthropy, and has spoken at the Hudson Institute, as well as Association of Fundraising Professionals chapters across the region. She is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Giving USA Foundation and is a member of the Giving USA Editorial Review Board.