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...

Developing a Plan to Fundraise Through the Next Three MonthsMarch 27, 2020

As many nonprofit organizations brace for what will likely be another major recession, there is a lot of uncertainty about how nonprofits can continue to serve the people who need them.  One of your top priorities moving forward will be to ensure the financial sustainability and stability of your organization.  Now is not a time...

2008: The Lessons Learned and Applying Them TodayMarch 20, 2020

To say that a lot has changed since last weekend is an understatement. While the causes and effects of COVID-19 on the philanthropic landscape will likely be much different from the Great Recession of 2008, there are striking similarities when it comes to fundraising.   I experienced 2008 first-hand through the eyes of the schools,...

WINKLER GROUP CELEBRATES 15 YEARS WITH LARGEST TEAM IN FIRM’S HISTORY & SOUTH FLORIDA EXPANSIONMarch 1, 2020

Charleston—As the Winkler Group celebrates its 15th anniversary, the firm announces the addition of Senior Consultant Courtney Brady, Senior Consultant Bob Dodson, and Consultant Adam Burak.  With 14 fulltime team members, the Winkler Group has over 250 years of combined fundraising experience and has raised collectively more than $1.5 billion for our clients. “What was...

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...

What I’ve Learned from 15 Years Serving ClientsJanuary 1, 2020

As the Winkler Group turns 15 years old this year, I wanted to share with you a list of lessons I've learned while serving the clients that we are so grateful for. Honor the Lord in all we do. Always be proactive in seeking ways to improve. Daily. What excites me the most, after 15...

Do You See Disney in Our Logo?December 1, 2019

Someone asked me that at a conference years ago. I was taken aback at first, but then I started thinking about it. I laugh about it now but am also grateful because his legitimate question provided the opportunity to share what our logo actually stood for, as well as the story behind it. Not surprisingly,...

Winkler Group Joins Florida Leaders to Tackle Independent Schools’ Pressing IssuesNovember 13, 2019

Winkler Group Senior Consultant Sarah Evans Sprinkle was part of a panel at the Florida Council of Independent Schools annual convention with Jay Goulart, the Gulliver Schools' Vice President for Institutional Advancement, and Eric Zaytzeff, Trinity Preparatory School’s Director of Advancement. With top school leaders from across the state, the panel led a lively discussion about...

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...

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

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