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...

Winkler Group Announces Leadership Team Promotions, Sabbatical, and Firm ExpansionApril 18, 2019

Charleston, April 18, 2019–The Winkler Group, a leading campaign consulting firm with offices in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, today announced the promotion of veteran consultant Jim Bush to Principal and President. A thought leader in the field of philanthropy, Bush’s fundraising career includes numerous executive leadership roles spanning nearly 30 years. He...

WG Leads AFP Campaign WorkshopApril 5, 2019

Winkler Group Principal Jim Bush and Senior Consultant Courtenay Fain last week co-presented "Are You Ready for a Capital Campaign?" to an audience of AFP Members. They covered new ways to increase board involvement in fundraising, the importance of moves management, and what to do now to get ready for a campaign down the road....

Winkler Group Opens Charlotte OfficeMarch 15, 2019

The Winkler Group has expanded to North Carolina; Rex Otey, a career nonprofit fundraiser with nearly 30 years of experience, will lead the firm’s new Charlotte office. Mr. Otey brings substantial development knowledge to Winkler Group Clients. He has raised more than $70 million for universities, independent schools, churches, and nonprofits. He is the former...

Crowdfunding’s Gruesome OriginsMarch 1, 2019

Crowdfunding is not new. It can be traced back 156 years to one of the darkest times in our nation’s history. Today, small contributors can raise large sums of money for a particular purpose with ease thanks to the Internet. But the first crowdfunding project actually occurred in 1863…long before the world wide web. It...

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