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

Published September 9, 2020

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

Published August 11, 2020

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

Published August 10, 2020

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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Crisis Crystal Ball: The Future of Fundraising?

Crisis Crystal Ball: The Future of Fundraising?

Published August 7, 2020

By Alan R. Hutson, Jr., MPA, CFRE, Principal & Managing Partner of The Monument Group   The pandemic and protests are creating uncertainty in almost every sector, including philanthropy. There are some big unknowns: How will COVID-related giving and the long-overdue focus on racial injustice affect the funds we’ll raise from individuals in the coming […]

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Use Fundraising Scenarios to Plan Amid Uncertainty

Use Fundraising Scenarios to Plan Amid Uncertainty

Published August 5, 2020

By Adam Wilhelm, Vice President of Campbell & Company and Product Owner of Beam Insights   In some of the most uncertain times that any of us can remember, developing contingency plans for your development program has never been more important. Our team calls these “fundraising scenarios”—mapping out what it would take to reach your […]

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Positive Trends

Positive Trends in Philanthropy

Published July 15, 2020

By Russ Hodge, CEO at The Hodge Group I hope this update finds you safe and healthy as we move into the second half of 2020. As you likely know, Giving USA recently released its numbers which showed that in 2019, Americans donated almost $450 billion to charity. Furthermore, in comparison to 2018, individual giving […]

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Laura MacDonald

Laura MacDonald Named 2020-2022 Chair of Giving USA Foundation

Published July 13, 2020

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE July 9, 2020 Chicago, IL – Laura MacDonald, CFRE, Principal and Founder of Benefactor Group, has been named Chair of Giving USA Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by The Giving Institute to advance the research, education, and public understanding of philanthropy. She was officially inducted on July 9 and will serve in […]

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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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