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...

New Year, New Opportunities for Three Independent SchoolsAugust 1, 2019

The Winkler Group is proud to congratulate three of our independent school clients that exceeded their capital campaign goals over the summer! The big milestones they crossed—and their hard work and dedication—will enhance their students’ educational experience. Read how these campaigns are transforming these schools: Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville, Tennessee Transforming Stories, the largest...

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....

Philanthropy’s Ties to Our Nation’s BirthJuly 1, 2019

The founders of our country built more than just a new nation. They pioneered a new concept...philanthropy. In honor of Independence Day, the Winkler Group honors Benjamin Franklin's contributions to fundraising and the lessons that still ring true today. In 1751, Benjamin Franklin’s long-time friend, Dr. Thomas Bond, recognized that Philadelphia needed a facility to...

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...

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

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