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Raising Major Gifts Is Not Only Possible During a Pandemic, It’s Vital.

By Missy Gale, CFRE, President & CEO of M. Gale & Associates   Recently I’ve had several nonprofits ask about raising major gifts during the pandemic. Concerns range from being sensitive to a donor’s potential negative financial circumstance to how to make an ask when you can’t meet in person. Last month we shared results […]

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Human Centered Focus

Pandemic Reminds Us a Human-Centered Focus Remains Vital

By Ted R. Grossnickle, CFRE, Senior Consultant and Founder, Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates and Chair of The Giving Institute   The pandemic has caused us to rapidly change how we do things. In doing so, we have proven that we can change—even if imperfectly. The racial injustice and equity protests quickly roused and sensitized people […]

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Capital Campaign

iWave’s Capital Campaign Guide: Back to Basics

By the iWave Content Team   Are you considering starting a capital campaign for your nonprofit organization’s next big project? This form of fundraising is a great way to get the funds you need within your desired timeline. Though for your campaign to be successful, you’ll need the proper tools. Before we get to the […]

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What Fundraising Professionals Are Saying

Susan Ingmire

“I often talk about the Giving USA Executive Summary information with family foundation and nonprofit boards. The data is invaluable in building knowledge and deconstructing myths about giving. It’s an essential part of my toolkit for building a culture of philanthropy.”

Susan Ingmire
Ignite Philanthropy Advisors

Amy Comer

“Giving USA is critical resource in tracking trends in the sector, in particular because of the long-term view it provides. In addition to giving us a rich view both of fluctuations in giving sources and distribution patterns, it also provides an estimate for giving to religious organizations. This is important because it can often be a blind spot in research because these organizations aren’t required to file an annual financial report with the IRS.”

Amy Comer
Customer & Market Insights, Blackbaud, Inc.

Heidi Jark

“I look forward to the Giving USA report every year to better help me work with not for profit organizations and our private foundation clients. The data helps me to better understand the philanthropic world around me and, many times, confirms what I see on a day to day basis. We can better serve our clients when we have research data. It helps us to better explain and structure gifts to meet both the needs of our individual clients and the missions they wish to advance.”

Heidi B. Jark
Managing Director & Vice President
The Foundation Office at Fifth Third Bank

Eileen Heisman

“Giving USA is the main source for our industry’s most reliable charitable giving information. They identify trends, provide great data and embrace the spirit for how Americans engage in making the world a better place. Every philanthropic professional I know uses the data and quotes it regularly. I eagerly await to see what their findings will report every June. On behalf of the working professionals I express my gratitude to them for their scientific and disciplined approach to their work.”

Eileen Heisman
National Philanthropic Trust

We acknowledge our 2020 Platinum Sponsor, CCS Fundraising, for their generous support of this year’s publication.

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Leading Supporters of Giving USA 2020

  • Blackbaud
  • Campbell and Company
  • Dunham+Company
  • Graham-Pelton Consulting, Inc.
  • Grenzebach Glier and Associates
  • Marts and Lundy
  • Schwab Charitable
  • Benefactor Group
  • BWF
  • Curtis Group
  • DonorSearch
  • Johnson, Grossnickle & Associates
  • Phoenix Philanthropy
  • QGiv
  • TrueSense Marketing

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October 15, 2020 at 11:45am ET / 10:45 am CT

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Register Event Date: October 15 Event Time: 11:45 am ET / 10:45am CT Traditionally, workshop luncheons are usually held on the third Thursday, 11:45 am-1:15 pm ET at Bridgewater Retirement Community (unless otherwise noted). Meetings consist of a program with a guest speaker, a buffet lunch, a short business meeting, and networking time. Cost is […]