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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Spoiler Alert: Future Philanthropic Leadership is About More Than Just Money

Published December 7, 2022

By Richard Tollefson, Founder and President of The Phoenix Philanthropy Group A new era of philanthropy, nonprofit governance, and social change is upon us. Changes in why, how, and where the next generation of philanthropists give and engage are rapidly taking hold in America and shaping the way nonprofits do business. To optimize the potential […]

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Prospect Research as a Service: Tips to Get Organizational Buy-In

Published November 30, 2022

Bre Alexander, Content Marketing Manager, iWave By now, we’ve all heard the term “software as a service” or “SaaS”. SaaS refers to a web-based software solution or delivery model which allows a customer to purchase software and access it online. Normally, when thinking of a service, we think of a delivery service or cleaning service. […]

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ROI: Relationships for Organizational Impact | How To Create a Caring and Connected Work Environment

Published November 15, 2022

Michelle Cramer, CFRE, President & CEO, Cramer & Associates Nonprofits and for-profit businesses continue to face challenges in hiring and retaining talent. The pandemic only heightened this, with more people taking stock of their career options and making major professional pivots. Even prior to the pandemic, the nonprofit sector had a 19% voluntary turnover rate, […]

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Public/Private Partnerships for the WIN!

Published November 9, 2022

By Jeffrey D. Byrne, Co-Founder + CEO, Byrne Pelofsky + Associates Capital Campaigns looking for innovative ways to find new funding or to begin the process may find public/private partnerships advantageous. Nonprofits have shied away from this funding model because traditional public/private partnerships have been used for funding large civic projects where private entities may […]

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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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