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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Positive Trends in Our Current Philanthropic Environment

Published April 27, 2020

By Russ Hodge, CEO at The Hodge Group As we all navigate this new normal, The Hodge Group appreciates your friendship and admires your commitment to building a stronger organization in the face of these challenging times. We’ve found that the American spirit of generosity excels during difficult times, rather than folding under pressure, and […]

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Tips for Engaging Donors Amid Social Distancing

Published April 26, 2020

By The Hodge Group As we settle into a new normal, The Hodge Group recognizes that nonprofits are facing enormous challenges in the current environment. Our team is monitoring best practices in the field, listening to webinars and reading blog posts. We’re also advising clients about a number of new opportunities presented in the current […]

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Stay the Course

How to Stay the Course During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Published April 15, 2020

By Jeffrey Byrne and Lisa Pelofsky, Co-Founders and CEOs at Byrne Pelofsky In light of recent developments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, some of you have asked about giving and your fundraising prospects during this uncertain time. The impact of the coronavirus on the economy and philanthropy will have many effects on both donors and charities. […]

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Virtual Meeting

The Dos and Don’ts of Virtual Meetings


By Jeffrey Byrne, Co-Founder and CEO at Byrne Pelofsky Let’s face it – virtual meetings are our new reality. At least for the time being. With the global health crisis in full swing, businesses and nonprofits are adjusting to a new way of doing business. That is, through virtual meeting platforms like Zoom, GoTo Meetings, […]

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How to Steward Recurring Gifts in Economic Uncertainty

Published April 14, 2020

By Brian Zive Consultant, Analytical Solutions at Marts & Lundy Recurring gifts have become a steady stream of revenue for many nonprofits. While principal and major gift donors typically make decisions based on the wealth of their assets, recurring donors’ philanthropy is tied to their income. An economic downturn and the threat of unemployment can […]

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Data Takes the Spotlight

Four Ways Data Takes the Spotlight Amidst Disruption


By Sarah Clough Consultant at Marts & Lundy Tensions are high. Floods of opinions saturate facts. Information overload happened long ago. As institutions across the world are impacted by COVID-19, many are seeking answers to unfamiliar questions. To see our everyday lives dovetail with health care has been a shock to many but familiar territory […]

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Time for Change

Responsive Fundraising: The Time for Change is Now


By Gabe Cooper Founder and CEO at Virtuous Software “No one can see a bubble. That’s what makes it a bubble.” This prophetic warning came from an investor in the critically acclaimed film The Big Short, a tell-all, true story about the mortgage collapse of 2008. The movie lays out the bleak story of the […]

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