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...

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...

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

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