Lessons Learned from Previous Crisis Situations

Published March 20, 2020

By Laura MacDonald, CFRE, Principal & Founder at Benefactor Group Several clients have reached out with questions about their fundraising efforts in these uncertain times. Here is one response to a colleague at a midwestern art museum–perhaps you will find insights that can apply in your situation, Sara – thank you for the question. Obviously […]

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Disaster Fundraising: Lessons from the Australian Bushfires

Published March 13, 2020

By Stephanie Pietromonaco, Consultant at AskRIGHT In the midst of natural disasters, philanthropy gives people a way to feel in control and that they can make a difference. As consultants, we must be prepared with sound advice for our current and potential clients during these challenging times. AskRIGHT has learned a great deal about disaster […]

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Supercharge Your Work Through Strategic Planning

Published February 25, 2020

By Sharon Tiknis, Executive Vice President & East Division Manager and Lieve Buzard, Senior Client Service Associate at The Alford Group It’s Tuesday morning at 10 a.m., and your inbox already has too many unread e-mails to count. Sifting through meeting appointments and time-sensitive requests, the phone rings with a request from a donor. Before […]

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10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Became a Major Gift Officer

Published February 11, 2020

By Robin Bellinger, Strategic Partner and Certified Coach at Advancement Resources Many distractions stand in the way of our focus on building relationships with the highest level of potential donors, matching passion to areas of need, facilitating engagement, securing support and demonstrating philanthropic return on investment. Reflecting on my early years as a major gift […]

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3 Key Insights from the 2019 Major Gift Benchmark Study

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By Jeff Giannotto, Senior Solutions Advisor at MarketSmart An argument can be made that research is the backbone of The Giving Institute. As the mission statement reads, The Institute exists “to actively champion thought leadership that empowers philanthropy.” What better way to do that than through research? Opinions are great, but data is better, and […]

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Perfecting Your Fundraising Strategy in the New Year

Published January 22, 2020

By Aly Sterling, founder and president of Aly Sterling Philanthropy Perfecting Your Fundraising Strategy in the New Year With the new year comes a fresh start. You have a full 365 days to fill with fundraising activities, social activities, and positive impact activities fueled by gifts from donors. You have another year of efforts under […]

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The Campaign is Dead: Long Live the Campaign

Published January 7, 2020

By Greg Hagin, Managing Director and Adam Miller, Vice President of CCS Fundraising For more than 100 years, the traditional fundraising campaign has been the vehicle of choice for institutions to galvanize the community and secure significant gift commitments. For healthcare institutions, traditional campaigns are bigger and more popular than ever. In 2017, just over […]

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Your Next Legacy Donor Just Might Surprise You

Published November 19, 2019

By Jim Yunker President and CEO The Yunker Group. Refreshing Stories of Three Passionate Donors and Their Legacy Gifts Quiet volunteer leaves three nonprofits $1MM each Recently in Cincinnati, three nonprofits — a museum, public television station and a teacher free store – received news of sharing equally in the estate of a dedicated and […]

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32 Donor Marketing Best Practices to Grow Your Fundraising in 2020

Published November 8, 2019

By TrueSense Marketing. It’s that time of year again. Time to start thinking past the holiday fundraising blitz and into your charity’s fundraising opportunities in 2020. TrueSense Marketing is excited to share with you the top fundraising best practices for 2020. Use these tips and tactics to win, keep, and lift even more donors and […]

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