Record Enrollment, Remarkable Fundraising: How One Liberal Arts College is Thriving in a PandemicAugust 17, 2020

Written by Jessica Browning, Winkler Group Principal and EVP Even as the Coronavirus spread across the nation last March, Brevard College leaders had a vision and a path forward.  That plan, despite many distractions, has kept them focused on a strong future. The 167-year-old liberal arts college in the mountains of Western North Carolina has...

Canceling Your Fall Event? You Can Still Raise Money Virtually with These TipsJuly 21, 2020

By Courtney Brady, Senior Consultant and Event Specialist The fall event season is upon us. Many of you are facing the tough decision to cancel your gala or other event because of COVID-19.  Yes, you can go virtual and still raise money. But where do you start? Going virtual does not have to be overly...

Community Colleges: Don’t Squander This OpportunityJuly 1, 2020

Community colleges are having a moment.  Foundation directors and advancement teams: take advantage of it. You and I know that community colleges power our economy.  They also provide an access to education that breaks down barriers and builds bridges across neighborhoods.  In short, America has never needed two-year and community colleges more than we do...

GIVING USA: What Americans gave in 2019 and why it mattersJune 16, 2020

You’re out for a bike ride and you see a big hill ahead.  Do you slow down?  No, you build up speed because momentum will help you get over the hill faster and easier.  COVID-19 is a mountain we’re all still climbing.  Recovery is on the other side and we’re headed for it.  Knowing what...

Two Unprecedented Crises Facing FundraisersJune 9, 2020

As if a national pandemic wasn’t enough, a second crisis has hit our country and has left so many of us sad, angry, and in despair.  Many fundraisers are questioning, once again, whether now is an appropriate time to communicate with donors and ask them for support. Our message is clear: it is more important...

Nonprofits Can, and Will, Unify UsJune 4, 2020

The past week has crystalized our belief that nonprofit organizations are critical to our communities. They perpetuate good in the world.  They drive social justice and human dignity.  We are honored to walk beside these organizations as they help communities heal and grow together. We tell our consultants that listening is their most important tool.  By listening...

Focus on Growth: Resetting Your Strategic PlanMay 26, 2020

Watch the Webinar Is your five-year strategic plan still relevant?  Now more than ever before, your donors want to know your plans to reset and grow post-pandemic. This webinar will help you reassess your organization’s strategic plan to determine changes in strategy that may be needed for the next year.  This comprehensive overview will give...

Winkler Group and AFP Central Florida: Lessons We Learned From 2020May 20, 2020

Watch the Webinar Since we launched our webinars as fundraising resources for our profession during the pandemic, we have seen nationally and first-hand encouraging support in philanthropy. The lessons from 2008 are different from today because we are seeing high levels of donor support. This webinar demonstrates how donors are giving and how you as an organization can rest, grow, and...

Your Board: Unlocking Their Fundraising PotentialMay 12, 2020

Watch the Webinar As we emerge from the pandemic, the key to growth will be a focus on fundamentals like board engagement.  Your board has the potential to be a powerful fundraising force, but only if they are used effectively.  Jim Moody, Program Manager of the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy at Rollins College in...

A Smarter and Easier Way to Raise Money: Donor RetentionMay 5, 2020

Download Full Whitepaper Watch the Webinar Written by Jessica Browning, Principal and Executive Vice President Long before COVID-19, the nonprofit sector faced a crisis: embarrassingly low donor retention rates. Today, less than half of the average organization’s donors will give again the following year. Over time, the impact of this statistic is devastating. Consider a...

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