University Client Receives Largest-Ever GiftSeptember 21, 2022

Gift—part of forthcoming capital campaign—will benefit entire region Charleston, South Carolina—The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith (UAFS) announced the largest single gift in the institution’s 94-year history. The $18.7 million gift from the Windgate Foundation will address critical needs in the Arkansas River Valley by addressing healthcare discrepancies and cultivating an immersive arts experience....

The Secret to a Larger Campaign Goal September 19, 2022

A few years ago, we received a call from a large university that needed help. Their campaign had stalled, and they didn’t know how they were going to get close to their goal.   Their case for support was a beautiful document full of many options for investment. They couldn’t understand why so few gifts had...

The “Great Resignation” and How to Address Turnover within Independent SchoolsSeptember 14, 2022

Ways independent schools can stay on track in the midst of the tight labor market. Written by Anna Lipscomb Many independent schools saw enrollment gains over the past two years. Parents were pleased with the way independent schools navigated the pandemic; they discovered new opportunities for their children and built relationships with new teachers and...

Winkler Group Expands
Senior Leadership Team
September 2, 2022

Bryan Steros and Alex Reardon Named Senior Managing Consultants Charleston, South Carolina—The Winkler Group, headquartered in Charleston, expands its senior leadership team to accommodate unprecedented growth.   Bryan Steros Bryan Steros joins the Winkler Group as Senior Managing Consultant with 20 years of fundraising experience specializing in higher education and nonprofit organizations. The former Interim...

On the Road: Connect and Learn with Capital Campaign ExpertsAugust 18, 2022

August 17, 2022, CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Winkler Group is back on the road in September and October with four events throughout South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee. In the coming months, the Winkler Group will partner with AFP chapters and community foundations to offer workshops and seminars designed to provide effective and easy-to-implement fundraising strategies....

How to Write Copy Your
Donors Will Read
August 9, 2022

Here are some tips to write compelling appeals, cases for support, blogs—anything you want your donors to read. Put on your donor hat and read this: How to write copy your donors will read. “We build clinics after a thorough analysis of market factors in regions that lack quality healthcare and look for communities and leaders who...

Four Benchmarks that Predict a Successful Healthcare CampaignJuly 28, 2022

What makes some hospital or healthcare campaigns wildly successful while others barely hit their goals? The answer is more straightforward than you think. Successful campaigns led by the Winkler Group over the firm’s 18-year history can be traced back to four fundamental elements—pillars—because they are as essential to a campaign as four walls are to...

Balancing Staff and Donor Politics in Today’s Divisive LandscapeJuly 18, 2022

Politics have a way of oozing into every aspect of our lives these days, so why should the nonprofit world be any exception? compiled by Jim Bush, Jessica Browning, and Nikki Rach Among organizations like the ACLU or the NRA, there is little need to balance staff and donor beliefs because they are most likely...

Five Characteristics of the
Perfect Campaign Chair
July 6, 2022

The success of your capital campaign hinges on one early decision: who will chair the campaign? Understanding the qualities that make a great campaign chair and then recruiting the best possible leader are the most important factors in your ultimate success. When we work with clients to identify and recruit the best campaign chair, we...

Using Giving USA 2022 to Shape Your FY 22/23 Fundraising StrategiesJune 21, 2022

compiled by Jim Bush, Jessica Browning, and Nikki Rach Today is the day! Giving USA 2022 findings have been released. The highly anticipated yearly publication can help organizations choose how and where to use their resources in order to make the biggest impact. Find out what trends in charitable giving emerged in 2021. Which sector...

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