Mega Gifts Aren’t the Problem. We Are.

Published November 2, 2023

Written by Jessica Browning, principal and EVP, Winkler Group A sweet older couple I met gives $1,000 gifts to about ten organizations each year—nonprofits of all sizes across different sectors. These are new gifts to organizations they’ve read about in the news or have heard about for years. It’s their annual tradition, and they find […]

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5 Steps to More Personalized Donor Experiences with the Responsive Maturity Model

Published October 26, 2023

By Gabe Cooper, Founder and CEO of Virtuous Software Giving is to a charity intrinsically personal. Donors give their money and time to nonprofits because they have a deeply personal connection to a cause. They give to cancer research because cancer has impacted their family. They give to the local food bank because they see […]

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The Power of Philanthropy

Published October 16, 2023

By Matthew J. Beem, PhD, CFRE Chairman and CEO, Kinetic I was at my neighborhood public library on a recent Saturday morning wrapping up loose ends between weeks on the road. I often duck into the local branch on weekends to thin and organize my “stack” between crazy work weeks. Movement near the library entrance […]

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Navigating Shifting Sands: Steering Nonprofits to Secure Institutional Funding for Campaigns in 2023 and Beyond

Published October 10, 2023

By Lauren Steiner, Owner + Founder, Grants Plus Capital campaigns are key in propelling nonprofit organizations towards achieving transformative goals. In the fluid world of fundraising, institutional funders, like foundations, corporations, and government agencies, are vital allies for campaign success. As professional fundraising consultants and technology providers, we’ve navigated the unique challenges of 2020 and […]

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Navigating Nonprofit Fundraising Through Economic Uncertainty: Strategies for Success

Published October 3, 2023

By Bre Alexander, Content Marketing Manager, iWave The past few years have undeniably posed challenges for nonprofits and fundraisers alike. We’ve come out of a global pandemic… but are we now heading into a recession? In this increasingly challenging environment, a series of shifts in the fundraising landscape have emerged: Donor retention rates are the […]

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Don’t believe the hype. Individual major gifts are alive and well…it just depends on your definition of major.

Published September 26, 2023

By Amanda Macdonald, Senior Consultant, The Monument Group One of my first jobs in fundraising was as a Campaign Associate for a very large capital campaign at a large institution. My main responsibility was to write thank you letters for campaign gifts of $100,000 and up. I would spend hours working on the perfect adjectives […]

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What’s the Key to Engaging Donors? High-Impact Stewardship

Published September 18, 2023

By Ashley Lomery, Vice President, Grenzebach Glier and Associates (GG+A)     By Eric Snoek, Senior Vice President, Grenzebach Glier and Associates (GG+A)       With the widely publicized fluctuation in giving reflected in the most recent Giving USA report, donor retention is critical for organizations of all sizes and missions. Have you ever […]

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An Interview with Cambell & Company’s Experts: Executive Search Trends

Published September 11, 2023

By Abi Husain, Associate Consultant, Executive Search, Campbell & Company Associate Consultant Abi Husain sat down with Vice Presidents and executive search experts Sarah Beraki, Christian Cañas, Dan Nevez, and Colleen Rogers from Campbell & Company’s Executive Search team to discuss ongoing trends in the ever-changing landscape of talent recruitment in the nonprofit sector. Read on to gain more insight from our […]

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Giving Trends: The Role of Age and Income in Charitable Giving

Published September 6, 2023

Written by Lori Collins, SVP, Giving Sciences, Truesense Marketing One of the benefits of tracking donor perceptions and behaviors over time is seeing the subtle changes year over year that collectively add up to some surprising differences. The DonorGraphics annual study of charitable giving just hit its 12th year, which affords this window. The Giving […]

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