Apply Fundraising Wisdom to Motivate Your StaffNovember 4, 2013

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. With ever-shrinking resources, greater than ever expectations, and renewed competition for talent, development offices are constantly struggling with...

Remember those year-end donors? Four ways to keep them givingNovember 4, 2013

Year end – it’s a time when people who aren’t fundraisers slow down and celebrate the holidays. For us fundraisers, it’s the busiest time of the year largely because we’re busy acquiring new year-end donors. So where are these new donors now? What are you doing today to ensure they’ll still give tomorrow? Every year...

A Home for All Nations Church OmahaNovember 4, 2013

All Nations Church in Omaha, Nebraska, worships in the cafeteria of the local middle school. Thanks to a successful Winkler Group-led capital campaign, they’ll soon have a building to call their very own.   ANCO’s global missions make a difference every day in Omaha and around the world, particularly the war-torn Middle East. The church has...

Are you ready for a long-term relationship?November 4, 2013

Getting (and keeping!) major gift donors requires a commitment on your part to a long-term, deeper relationship. While segments of annual fund gifts can be solicited in a more broad-based appeal approach, major gifts require a courtship that takes time, persistence, and a commitment to the relationship.  Step One: Start the relationship on solid ground...

Turn Busy Board Members into FundraisersNovember 4, 2013

If your board is like most nonprofit boards, it’s comprised of a few in-demand community leaders. Their contact lists are long and their spheres of influence are wide, but their time is limited. How do you keep these potentially effective fundraisers engaged—and working for you—during an intensive fundraising effort like a capital campaign? Here are...

Top Ten Ways to Engage Your Board in FundraisingNovember 4, 2013

1. Build a culture of philanthropy: Rally excitement about your organization’s mission and vision from the top to the bottom. Get everyone excited and informed about your priorities. Create an environment where all ideas are valued and respected and everyone contributes to fundraising, no matter their role. 2. Right message, right method Communicate with your...

How to Write Copy Your Donors will Actually ReadNovember 4, 2013

Put on your donor hat and read this: “We build clinics after a thorough analysis of market factors identifies regions that lack quality healthcare as well as communities and leaders who are receptive to the vision of empowerment.” Did you make it through to the end, or did you check out when you hit the...

Winkler Group VP talks about the 2012 findings from Giving USA.November 4, 2013

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/article/20130707/NEWS09/307070003/Upstate-exceeds-national-average-charitable-contributions?nclick_check=1...

Guest Columnist and WG CEO Tim Winkler shares his views on the changing philanthropic landscape.November 4, 2013

http://www.thestate.com/2013/08/22/2933463/winkler-the-changing-way-columbia.html...

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