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...

Winkler Group Celebrates 15-Year MilestoneFebruary 1, 2020

The Winkler Group, South Carolina's largest capital campaign consulting firm, celebrates 15 years of serving clients across the country. What Tim Winkler started at his kitchen table has grown into a firm with 13 full-time employees and offices in four states. Founded in 2004, the Winkler Group is today one of the most respected fundraising...

WG CEO Shares Alarming, Yet Optimistic Trends from the Field of PhilanthropyOctober 1, 2019

To a sold-out audience of fundraising professionals, Winkler Group founder and CEO Tim Winkler shared his reaction to this year's Giving USA data and some trends his firm's consultants are seeing in the field.His talk to the AFP Lowcountry audience centered around 2018's increase in total giving, but Mr. Winkler cautioned against focusing only on...

Winkler Group Expands; Opens Bluffton OfficeSeptember 1, 2019

Charleston — As the Winkler Group celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, two veteran fundraisers, Richard Guarino and Meghan Burgess, join the team. Together, they have raised more than $300 million leading capital campaigns and advancement offices for universities and nonprofit organizations. “The Winkler Group’s commitment to our clients is exemplified by the addition of...

We mourn the loss of Molly F. Greene, Water Mission co-founderJuly 18, 2019

Our prayers go out to the Greene family and Water Mission organization. Molly was an incredible friend to the Winkler Group and everyone she met. We mourn with our community this tragic loss. From Tim Winkler, Founder and CEO of the Winkler Group: "Our hearts are broken. Water Mission was the Winkler Group's first client....

Giving USA 2019: Is the Boom Over?June 18, 2019

Written by Jessica Browning, Winkler Group Principal and EVP and member of Giving USA Editorial Board. Giving USA 2019 was released today. Here are our key takeaways from the highly anticipated report on philanthropic giving in America. Takeaway 1: Get Ready for a Slowdown? While 2018 giving increased in current dollars to $422.71 billion, there...

Coming Soon: Giving USA Editorial Board PerspectivesJune 1, 2019

The much-anticipated release of Giving USA 2019 is Tuesday, June 18. Two Winkler Group principals are members of the Giving USA Editorial Review Board, so we will be ready with analysis and key takeaways. Jessica Browning, principal and EVP, served as this year's lead chapter reviewer for Giving to Foundations and chapter reviewer for Giving...

Winkler Group CEO Earns Masters DegreeMay 6, 2019

Tim Winkler, Founder and CEO, received a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Columbia Biblical Seminary last Saturday. The graduation coincides with Winkler's recent announcement that he will take a two-year sabbatical in 2020. He and his wife Deborah will serve as missionaries in Ecuador. Managing the firm during this time will be an...

Winkler Group Announces Leadership Team Promotions, Sabbatical, and Firm ExpansionApril 18, 2019

Charleston, April 18, 2019–The Winkler Group, a leading campaign consulting firm with offices in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, today announced the promotion of veteran consultant Jim Bush to Principal and President. A thought leader in the field of philanthropy, Bush’s fundraising career includes numerous executive leadership roles spanning nearly 30 years. He...

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