A Delicate Balance: Managing Staff and Donor Politics in a Divisive Landscape

Published November 3, 2022

Jim Bush, Winkler Group Principal and President Jessica Browning, MBA., Winkler Group Principal and EVP Nikki Rach, Winkler Group Vice President, Client Services Politics have a way of oozing into every aspect of our lives these days, so why should the nonprofit world be any exception?  If politics transcend or thwart mission impact, the outcome could […]

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5 Fundraising Stats That Will Change The Way You Think About Donor Engagement

Published October 25, 2022

Brian Gawor, Vice President for Research, RNL I’m lucky to have a massive warehouse of donor response, that I rely on daily to give advice to fundraisers. I recently sat down and compiled some of the most interesting fundraising stats, and they’ve made me think differently about fundraising. Here’s a taste, and what I think […]

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Equitable, Ethical, and Effective: New Standards for Storytelling in Fundraising

Published October 19, 2022

By John Thompson, Chief Creative Officer, TrueSense Marketing Consumer marketers, corporate B2B marketers, and fundraisers all use some combination of emotional and rational drivers in the persuasive stories they tell. And the reason why is the same: to motivate their audiences to take action. However, the difference is in the “how.” Marketers rely more on […]

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Strength-Based Messaging: What is it and how to use it?

Published October 12, 2022

By Brenda B. Asare, President & CEO of Alford Group By Araceli Duran, Business Development Associate at Alford Group Strength-based messaging is a term that has become increasingly common in both the philanthropic and communication space as the nonprofit community strives to center equity in their work. However, you may be wondering if these are […]

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Building Hyper-Philanthropy™: An Equitable Approach to Lasting Philanthropic Change

Published October 5, 2022

Bharat Krishnan, Director of Client Success, The Hodge Group The Hodge Group practices in our industry using our trade-marked methodology, Hyper-Philanthropy™. We developed this methodology from our observations, experience and practice working with our clients. Essentially, Hyper-Philanthropy™ is about taking advantage of resources within your organization and your community at-large to foster an environment where […]

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Strategic Planning and Your New Normal

Published September 27, 2022

Angela E. White, CFRE, Senior Consultant and CEO, Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates Whether you are in the middle of your strategic plan, concluding a plan, or need to start one, you may want to consider how you can envision and plan for your new normal. How has your outlook changed in the past year? We […]

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How to Handle Conflicts of Interest With Board Members

Published September 21, 2022

By Sarah Marino, Vice President, Fundraising at Campbell & Company By Meredith Richard, Associate Consultant, Fundraising at Campbell & Company An active board member often has numerous professional and personal affiliations and, undoubtedly, some of them cross paths with your organization. Finding board members with no conflicts of interest at all is unlikely. They might […]

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Turbulent Times: CEOs Focus on 10 Key Questions

Published September 12, 2022

By Michael Tomlinson, CEO and President of BDI I recently had the opportunity to join a select group of chief leaders representing a broad swath of industries who were providing winning products and services both in the for-profit and nonprofit worlds. The concept behind this CEO Consortium was to determine if there were commonalities among […]

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Launching a Grateful Patient Program: 6 Fundamental Steps

Published August 19, 2022

By Jen Herrmann, Vice President of Graham-Pelton Development is an integral part of the long-term success of any nonprofit organization. Identifying top prospects who feel a connection to your work, deepening your relationships with those individuals, and asking them to have an outsized impact on your mission is what can take your operations to the next […]

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