Turning Disruption into Opportunity: The Tools You Need for a Strategic Plan that WorksJuly 22, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, many nonprofit organizations turned disruption into an opportunity for innovation. They found new ways to operate and make an even bigger impact on their communities. An effective—and updated—strategic plan is a must for your organization to work at optimum efficiency and capitalize on your new opportunities. Nonprofits can learn how to update their...

Just Released: The 2021 Strategic Planning ToolkitJuly 13, 2021

A Comprehensive Guide to Re-evaluating an Existing Strategic Plan or Developing a New One Nonprofits have turned disruption into innovation. There’s little doubt that the landscape for nonprofits has changed this past year—we’ve discovered what never worked well, or what opportunities we had been missing all along. These new opportunities can take an organization, a...

How Stakeholder Engagement Can Serve Your Organization Beyond the Strategic PlanJuly 1, 2021

Guest post by Tamela A. Spicer, M.A., Program Manager, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy The strategic planning process can be a big investment for any organization to undertake. Done well, it will take time and resources. Not only is the planning process a way for the board and staff to map out the future...

Five Key Takeaways from Giving USA 2021: Member NotesJune 15, 2021

written by Tim Winkler, Jim Bush, and Jessica Browning, Winkler Group Principals The Giving USA 2021 report can be summarized in four words: Americans are extremely generous.    In a year filled with tremendous heartbreak, giving soared to record highs.  Giving in 2020 grew 5.1 percent to $471.44 billion, a level we have never seen before. Giving as...

An Easier Way to Raise MoneyMay 11, 2021

Written by Jim Bush, Principal and President You can raise significantly more money each year by just keeping your current donors happy and fulfilled. A 1% increase in retention rates can mean as much as $123,000 in new revenue next year.  Donor retention isn’t hard.  Clearly it’s worthwhile.  So why are we, as fundraising professionals,...

Winkler Group Invited to Lead Multiple Sessions at Planet Philanthropy 2021May 4, 2021

The Winkler Group is proud to sponsor and present at AFP Florida's Planet Philanthropy, held June 6 – 8 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando. The annual event draws hundreds of nonprofit leaders from across the state to learn best practices from each other and from industry leaders.  This year marks the eighth time the Winkler Group...

Only Fools Rush In: Measure Your Next Campaign with This Free ResourceApril 20, 2021

So, you’re thinking about a capital campaign. Chances are, your board is asking:  How much can we raise?  And how quickly can we start raising money? Dream big, but don’t jump in too quickly.  Starting a campaign without a campaign study is like building a house without a blueprint.  Our newest resource, The Campaign Readiness...

Waiting to Launch Your Campaign is a MistakeApril 14, 2021

By Jim Bush, Winkler Group President and Principal When the economy is strong, giving is strong. Too many fundraising professionals are still hiding behind economic uncertainty as a reason to keep their ambitious plans on hold.  It’s time to dust off those plans.  Why? The experts predict strong economic growth for the rest of 2021. ...

Fundraising Misconceptions in 2021April 1, 2021

written by Jessica Browning, Principal & Executive Vice Presidentoriginally featured as a guest blog for the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy Over the last twelve months, philanthropy has been on a roller coaster ride and we, as fundraising professionals, have done our best to hold on. Many of us closed our eyes in fear...

Dynamic and Disruptive Forces are Increasingly at WorkMarch 1, 2021

Guest post by Teri Behrens, Ph.D, and Michael Layton, Ph.D This post first appeared as part of the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy's 11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2021 report in January 2021. View the full report at this link: https://johnsoncenter.org/trends The Nonprofit Ecosystem At the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, we think of philanthropy as...

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