Seismic Change

Seismic Changes in Institutional Philanthropy

Published June 29, 2020

By Dana Textoris, Managing Director at Grants Plus Can you feel it? The plates of institutional giving are shifting under our feet. 2020 is proving to be a year of seismic events—the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic fallout, the mainstreaming of Black Lives Matter as a global movement, a U.S. presidential election that we can […]

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Keep Donors Engaged

Five Steps to Keep Donors Engaged in the Midst of Turmoil

Published June 17, 2020

By J. Erik Rogers, Chief Strategist, Major Gift Services at Dunham+Company Our country, and world for that matter, is entangled in the chaos of a global pandemic, economic crisis, and political and social unrest. For a nonprofit who relies on the concentrated attention and benevolence of its supporters to make change happen, staying present and […]

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Peer to Peer Fundraising

Exploring the World of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising During COVID-19


By Kelly Velasquez-Hague, VP of Content Marketing & Engagement at OneCause The power of peer influence and social media has greatly impacted the landscape of nonprofit fundraising. From endurance events to virtual challenges, crowdfunding, and do-it-yourself campaigns, peer-to-peer fundraising redefines giving experiences and the ways donors engage with the causes they support. Yet many nonprofits […]

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Giving USA 2020

Giving USA 2020: Charitable giving showed solid growth, climbing to $449.64 billion in 2019, one of the highest years for giving on record

Published June 16, 2020

New Giving USA report shows strength of Americans’ charitable support and provides baseline, context for current uncertain philanthropic environment CHICAGO [June 16, 2020] — American individuals, bequests, foundations and corporations gave an estimated $449.64 billion to U.S. charities in 2019, placing it among the highest years ever for charitable giving, according to findings in Giving […]

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An In-Depth Look at Giving USA for 2020 Purchasers

Published June 15, 2020

LIVE WEBINAR: An In-Depth Look at Giving USA for 2020 Purchasers August 5 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT Purchasers will receive an email to register Exclusive to purchasers of Giving USA 2020 products*, this August 5 virtual presentation will feature Giving USA experts explaining the important findings from this year’s report and what they mean for […]

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Best Communications and Fundraising Practices During COVID-19 – Lessons for Today and for the Future

Published June 11, 2020

By Richard Tollefson, Founder and President at Phoenix Philanthropy Group The COVID-19 pandemic has understandably left everyone dealing with feelings of uncertainty and fear. This is hard and, for some, scary. Many local nonprofit organizations and their employees are suffering. Offices are shut, budgets are getting tighter by the day, valued staff is being furloughed […]

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Engage Volunteer

How to Engage Your Volunteers During This Uncertain Time

Published May 27, 2020

By Abby Weber, consultant at The Curtis Group As we have shared with you the ways that you should be building donor relationships, even in times of uncertainty, engaging your board and volunteers is equally important. But just how can you do that when you aren’t sitting across the table from them or working alongside […]

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AFP VA: Fundraising Trends and Giving USA, Victoria Dietz, Curtis Group Consultants

Published May 26, 2020

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 […]

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PATH Foundation


Event date: September 9, 2020 Event time: 9:00am Details TBA

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