Pioneering DAF Research Released TodayNovember 11, 2021

By Jim Bush, Principal and President, Editorial Review Board Member for Giving USA The Giving Institute released today their Special Report on Donor Advised Funds. The study—the largest of its kind to date—analyzed $75 billion in grant dollars from DAFs made to more than 240,000 recipient nonprofit organizations between 2014 and 2018. As members of...

Tim Smeal Promoted to Senior ConsultantAugust 27, 2021

Tim Smeal, Senior Consultant Charleston—The Winkler Group, a national nonprofit consulting firm headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, announces the promotion of Tim Smeal to the role of Senior Consultant.  Mr. Smeal is based in the Winkler Group’s New York office.  Mr. Smeal is the former Director of Development at the Jamestown Community College Foundation, where...

An open letter to fundraising professionals: Keep fundraising even as COVID spikesAugust 18, 2021

Written by Winkler Group Principals: Timothy M. Winkler, Sr., CEO; Jim Bush, President; Jessica Browning, Executive Vice President Please keep fundraising—even as the country grapples with increasing numbers of COVID cases. You may be hesitant to reach out and ask for your donors’ help, thinking they have more important things to focus on.  If we have learned...

New Tagline, Bedrock Core ValuesAugust 2, 2021

Written by Timothy M. Winkler, Sr., M.A., CFRE Redefining Fundraising Excellence. That’s been the Winkler Group’s tagline for the last two decades. It captured the essence of our hands-on campaign model that challenged the status quo. It addressed tackling a profession known for its generic, boilerplate approach. It also spoke to establishing a new standard in delivering excellence, creativity, and results for organizations. In short, it...

Winkler Group Expands Charleston OfficeJune 30, 2021

Jessica Garrett Joins Firm as Consultant Jessica Garrett, Consultant Charleston—The Winkler Group continues to grow with the addition of Jessica Garrett, a leader in the Lowcountry philanthropy community.  Garrett has nearly 20 years of experience working with area organizations to generate revenue and develop the resources that help nonprofits achieve their missions.    An expert in donor communications, Jessica has worked with nonprofits, schools, and universities across all...

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...

Winkler Group Sponsors and Leads Sessions at Planet Philanthropy 2021June 9, 2021

Written by Rachel Santos, Marketing and Sales Coordinator Winkler Group Principal Jim Bush and Director of Client Services Nikki Rach were featured presenters at the Planet Philanthropy 2021 conference in Orlando, Florida. AFP Florida's Planet Philanthropy, held June 6 – 8, is an event that draws hundreds of nonprofit leaders from across the state to learn...

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...

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. ...

WINKLER GROUP CLIENT AMERICAN BATTLEFIELD TRUST RECEIVES $300,000 GIFTMarch 22, 2021

American Battlefield Trust, a Winkler Group partner based in Washington, D.C., received a $300,000 gift from the Darla Moore Foundation to support the Liberty Trail. The gift is yet another example of a significant trend we are seeing in philanthropy: donors are actively giving major gifts despite the pandemic. The Liberty Trail, launched in 2019...

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