The New Roadmap…Slightly Updated

Published March 20, 2023

Avrum Lapin, President, The Lapin Group One year ago I posted an article that set forth several thoughts that I believed then, and continue to believe, that frame today’s philanthropic marketplace. I am always asked by clients and colleagues about the changes that have occurred in the fluid philanthropic space “since COVID.” I resist launching […]

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No, the Case still isn’t dead. But how we approach it should be.

Published March 13, 2023

Chad Paris, Principal and CEO of Parisleaf “Is the Case for Support dead?” I get this question often; mostly, from fundraising peers who have been in the game for decades. My opinion? Nope. The Case isn’t dead. The Case is alive and well – just wishful thinking. And hey, I get it.  The other day, […]

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CCS’s Annual Philanthropy Pulse Report

Published March 6, 2023

CCS’s annual Philanthropy Pulse report provides nonprofits with helpful data to navigate the ever-evolving philanthropic space. The 2023 CCS Philanthropy Pulse report provides a window into the fundraising practices of nearly 1,200 organizations across nonprofit sectors based on data collected in late 2022. Key findings include: Organizations across the board experienced fundraising revenue growth in FY21, […]

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As the S&P Turns…

Published March 2, 2023

David H. King, President & CEO at Alexander Haas As we came to the end of the roller coaster that was 2022 – and for the record, I hate roller coasters, have since I was a kid – and as many of us were in planning mode for 2023, I was drawn back to some […]

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Blocking and Tackling in Hyper-Philanthropic Communities

Published February 1, 2023

Kim Horton, President & Senior Counsel at The Hodge Group Hyper-Philanthropy is all about the acceleration of giving through joy. For over 30 years, THG has had the privilege of serving communities across America which embody that spirit. These communities are primed to develop sustainable income through philanthropy thanks to a developed appreciation for the […]

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How to Align Big Ideas with Your Institutional Mission

Published January 10, 2023

Lisa Aaronson, Senior Vice President at Grenzebach Glier + Associates Derek C. Bellin, Senior Vice President at Grenzebach Glier + Associates Fundraising institutions have become increasingly reliant on large gifts from a select number of high-level donors. As the population of lower-tier donors has declined over the past few decades, this reliance has only grown; […]

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High-Net Worth Donors Are Looking For Inspiration

Published January 4, 2023

By Lisa Wolf, SVP of Client Experience, at Westfall Gold As we close out 2022, we’ve been looking at the key factors that motivate high-net worth donors to give transformational gifts. Each year, we analyze the results of the surveys that we do after each of our donor experiences. In 2022, we partnered with non-profits […]

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5 Tips for Recruiting High-Level Talent for Your Nonprofit

Published December 16, 2022

By Don Souhrada, President and CEO, at Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt When a key staff member makes the decision to leave an organization, the process of finding talent can be daunting. Too often, the traditional position marketing methods do not attract the high-caliber applicants that the position requires. Or a top choice might back […]

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Shifting Mindsets: The Inclusive Fundraising Fellowship

Published December 13, 2022

By Amanda Macdonald, Senior Consultant, at The Monument Group As a profession, we are not making any progress in building a diverse group of professionals that represent our communities. Today 79% of fundraisers are White, 6.7% are Hispanic or Latino, 5.9% are Black or African American, 4.1% are Asian, and only 0.5% are American Indian […]

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