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...

Winkler Group Announces New Resources PageMarch 9, 2021

Written by Rachel Santos, Marketing, Sales, and Client Services Coordinator We’ve redesigned our resources page with you in mind. We’re delighted to announce the second edition of our resources page on the Winkler Group website. In 2004, the Winkler Group first introduced our unique brand of servant leadership to the fundraising and strategic planning world. ...

Winkler Group Featured in the Southern Association of Independent Schools’ Current eNewsletterFebruary 17, 2021

Three Reasons to Be Optimistic About Independent School Fundraising in 2021 written by Jessica Browning, Principal & Executive Vice Presidentoriginally published in the Feb 10, 2021 SAIS eNewsletter SAIS (02/10/2021) – It may sound counterintuitive, but we see significant opportunity for independent schools to realize philanthropic growth in 2021, particularly in major gifts. So many...

How SUNY College Secured Second Largest Gift in History
December 22, 2020

“It was a miraculous call,” says Stacy McIlduff, Vice President of Development and External Affairs at SUNY Schenectady. “It was the call we all hope for.” The call, from an anonymous SUNY Schenectady donor, resulted in the second largest gift in the college’s 51-year history.  McIlduff sees the gift as a result of best practices...

One80 Place Receives $5 Million from Bezos Day 1 Families Fund Grant to End HomelessnessDecember 10, 2020

The Winkler Group congratulates One80 Place for receiving a $5 million grant from the Day 1 Families Fund.  Launched in 2018 by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, the Day 1 Families Fund issues grants to organizations leading compassionate, needle-moving work to provide shelter and hunger support to young families. One80 Place, located in Charleston, South...

St. Andrew’s Opens New Ministry Center After $18 Million CampaignDecember 2, 2020

The Winkler Group congratulates St. Andrew’s Anglican Church of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, on the opening of its new Ministry Center and three-story education building.  St. Andrew’s was built more than 160 years ago and was severely damaged by a fire in April of 2018. A little more than two years later, and after a successful $18 million...

Winkler Group CEO Quoted in Charleston Regional Business JournalJune 28, 2020

Nonprofit Donations Increase Despite COVID-19 Pressures Donors are giving! In the Volume 26, Number 13 edition of the Charleston Regional Business Journal, Winkler Group CEO Tim Winkler provides uplifting insight into the fundraising landscape as relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. Donors across the country are rallying around nonprofits at a time when some say they are...

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...

WG Announces New Offerings to Serve Nonprofits During COVID-19April 3, 2020

To our nonprofit friends: we hear you.  We share in your anxiety and your fear of the uncertain.  But we also hear you say, "the need is still there."  Your commitment to serving your constituency is inspiring and we are grateful for the work you are still doing--even now.  Being a collaborative partner and being solutions-driven are two of...

The generous will prosper: those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.
(Proverbs 11:25)

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