To Stop the Great Resignation, Shift to
the Great Retention
March 4, 2022

Savvy nonprofits are focusing on staff retention to advance their missions. Written by Anna Lipscomb The “Great Resignation” was one of the most discussed topics of 2021; we even wrote a blog on the subject. The Great Resignation has been in the making for the past 10 years thanks to the introduction of a generational...

Fundraisers’ Guide to
Securing DAF Grants
February 8, 2022

HOW TO LEVERAGE DONOR-ADVISED FUNDS IN CAPITAL CAMPAIGNS As fundraisers, it is time for us to stop fretting about DAFs because they represent significant financial potential.    The guide includes insights from leading experts in the field of donor-advised funds as well as fundraisers who are seeing significant returns from DAF grants. We’ll cite the latest...

How to Use Social Media to Cultivate Mid-Level DonorsJanuary 12, 2022

Ways development professionals can make the most of social media as a cultivation tool for mid-level donors. Written by Rachel Santos and Anna Lipscomb Like middle children, mid-level donors are prone to being overlooked. Not as intuitive as entry-level givers—nor as exciting as a six-figure major gift prospect—middle donors are stuck in a chasm between...

Trends that Will Shape
Philanthropy in 2022 – Part I
December 9, 2021

The last two years have been anything but predictable. Will 2022 be another aberration or will we return to pre-pandemic trends in giving? Written by Jessica Browning, Principal and EVP, Winkler Group We've seen the sector embrace the new and the old; developing innovative and creative solutions to meet and overcome challenges presented by the...

The Real ROI of an OutsiderDecember 1, 2021

We are often asked why organizations should invest their resources in outside counsel to lead their capital campaign. Written by Rachel Santos It’s a valid question. As nonprofit leaders, you exist to serve your constituents and make sure every donor dollar is put to its highest and best use. Let’s look at the question in...

It’s Time to Skip Giving TuesdayNovember 3, 2021

By Timothy M. Winkler Sr., MA, CFRE, Principal and CEO of the Winkler Group GivingTuesday—the Tuesday after Thanksgiving—is fast approaching, and many nonprofits will benefit from its messaging and its ability to generate philanthropy. People are reminded about the importance of making philanthropic investments. Many worthy organizations are brought to the forefront of our collective...

Taking the Mystery Out of Capital Campaigns: Four Benchmarks to SuccessOctober 6, 2021

WHAT MAKES SOME CAMPAIGNS WILDLY SUCCESSFUL WHILE OTHERS BARELY HIT THEIR GOALS? The answer is more straightforward than you think.  Successful campaigns can be traced back to four fundamental elements—we call them pillars because they are as essential to a campaign as four walls are to a building.  An organization that possesses the four pillars...

The “Great Resignation” and How to Address Nonprofit Staff TurnoverSeptember 16, 2021

Ways nonprofit leaders can stay on track to achieve organizational goals in the midst of the tight labor market. Written by Anna Lipscomb On the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations face a new problem: The Great Resignation. According to the Forbes Business Council, in April of 2021, more people quit their jobs than during...

A Smarter and Easier Way to Raise Money: Donor RetentionSeptember 1, 2021

Download Full Whitepaper Watch the Webinar Written by Jessica Browning, Principal and Executive Vice President The nonprofit sector is facing a crisis: dangerously low donor retention rates.  Today, less than half of the average organization’s donors (43.6 percent in 2020) will give again the following year (AFP Global, 2021). Over time, the impact of this...

Strategies to Turn New 2020 Donors into Leadership GiversAugust 24, 2021

EASY-TO-IMPLEMENT STRATEGIES DESIGNED TO BOOST RETENTION AND BETTER ENGAGE YOUR DONORS. Four of every five new donors will not give you a second gift.  Consider the missed opportunities each of these four lapsed donors represent: future campaign lead gifts, trusted board members, annual major donors.  Capturing their interest is so much harder than keeping it…so...

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