Winkler Group Named Title Sponsor at Planet PhilanthropyApril 1, 2022

The Winkler Group is pleased to announce its title sponsorship of the AFP Florida Caucus' Planet Philanthropy conference, which will be held at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront on June 5–7, 2022. Planet Philanthropy draws hundreds of nonprofit leaders from across the state to learn best practices from each other and industry leaders. This year...

Opinion: A Challenging Climate Demands Commitment to FundraisingMarch 17, 2022

Inflation, the Great Resignation, and the war in Ukraine are all causes for fear and heartbreak. But now is not the time to pull back on fundraising, particularly as demand for services remains high. At the beginning of the pandemic—and during the 2008 recession—many nonprofits fell silent. They didn’t want to trouble their donors during...

To Stop the Great Resignation, Shift to
the Great Retention
March 4, 2022

Savvy nonprofits are focusing on staff retention to advance their missions. Written by Anna Lipscomb The “Great Resignation” was one of the most discussed topics of 2021; we even wrote a blog on the subject. The Great Resignation has been in the making for the past 10 years thanks to the introduction of a generational...

WINKLER GROUP GROWS LEADERSHIP TEAM,
ANNOUNCES PROMOTIONS
February 28, 2022

Charleston—The Winkler Group, a national capital campaign and strategic planning consulting firm with offices in South Carolina, New York, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, has announced new appointments to its leadership team. Nikki Rach has been named to the firm’s executive leadership team as Vice President of Client Services. As a thought leader in the...

Fundraisers’ Guide to
Securing DAF Grants
February 8, 2022

HOW TO LEVERAGE DONOR-ADVISED FUNDS IN CAPITAL CAMPAIGNS As fundraisers, it is time for us to stop fretting about DAFs because they represent significant financial potential.    The guide includes insights from leading experts in the field of donor-advised funds as well as fundraisers who are seeing significant returns from DAF grants. We’ll cite the latest...

Charleston Southern University Teams Up with Winkler Group at CCCU ForumFebruary 1, 2022

Dr. Dondi Costin, Charleston Southern University President, is joining Jim Bush, Winkler Group President, to present The Power of a Capital Campaign to Transform a University: Charleston Southern University’s Case Study at the CCCU International Forum in Dallas on February 12 at 1:30.  The session, featured in the Financial Health and Resource Development track, will...

How to Use Social Media to Cultivate Mid-Level DonorsJanuary 12, 2022

Ways development professionals can make the most of social media as a cultivation tool for mid-level donors. Written by Rachel Santos and Anna Lipscomb Like middle children, mid-level donors are prone to being overlooked. Not as intuitive as entry-level givers—nor as exciting as a six-figure major gift prospect—middle donors are stuck in a chasm between...

Apply Fundraising Wisdom
to Motivate Your Staff
January 4, 2022

If you want to increase your bottom line, you should treat your nonprofit team like donors. Here's why. As fundraisers, our primary focus is raising money. We develop intentional plans to properly cultivate and engage prospects; then, we strategically steward them so they will continue their investment and commitment to our organization or our cause....

Trends That Will Shape
Philanthropy in 2022 – Part II
December 15, 2021

The last two years have been anything but predictable. Will 2022 be another aberration or will we return to pre-pandemic trends in giving? Written by Jessica Browning, Principal and EVP, Winkler Group From Trends that Will Shape Philanthropy in 2022, Part I — "We've seen the sector embrace the new and the old; developing innovative...

Trends that Will Shape
Philanthropy in 2022 – Part I
December 9, 2021

The last two years have been anything but predictable. Will 2022 be another aberration or will we return to pre-pandemic trends in giving? Written by Jessica Browning, Principal and EVP, Winkler Group We've seen the sector embrace the new and the old; developing innovative and creative solutions to meet and overcome challenges presented by the...

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