Survey Shows Stagnant Giving in 2012November 4, 2013

Survey Shows Stagnant Giving in 2012 Communications and Stewardship are Associated with Increases  In its semi-annual survey, the Nonprofit Research Collaborative found that giving to nonprofit organizations during the first half of 2012 was largely unchanged over 2011. Organizations that pursued multi-channel marketing, communicated with their donors, and focused on retention fared better than their counterparts....

Winkler Group Partners with New Faith-Based ClientsNovember 4, 2013

The Winkler Group has strengthened its commitment to the faith-based community through new partnerships with IMPACT 360, St. Andrew's Church, All Nation's Church Omaha, and Palmetto Medical Initiative. "We are honored to serve these churches and ministries as they grow and fulfill their calling," says Tim Winkler, Winkler Group CEO. IMPACT 360, a Christian academic...

Urgent: Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Could Cap Charitable DeductionsNovember 4, 2013

URGENT: ACTION NEEDED TO AVOID CHARITABLE DEDUCTIONS CAP  Obama offer would cap deductions, tax investments at 20 percent By Steven Sloan and Carrie Budoff Brown and distributed through the Giving Institute Top earners will face tax hikes on multiple fronts under a plan President Barack Obama delivered to congressional Republicans late Monday, December 17.  ...

Tim Winkler Named Instructor at Rollins College’s Philanthropy CenterNovember 4, 2013

Timothy Winkler was recently appointed as a 2013 guest instructor at the prestigious Rollins College Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center, located in Winter Park, Florida.   Mr. Winkler will lead the workshop, Major Gifts: Trends and Untapped Opportunities on January 16.  His session will focus on proven strategies that develop annual givers into major givers, including prospect...

Take Advantage of the Reinstated IRA Charitable RolloverNovember 4, 2013

Immediate Action is Required to Take Advantage of the Reinstated IRA Charitable Rollover The "fiscal cliff" negotiations resulted in a bit of good news for nonprofits.  First, the legislation will not place a percentage or aggregate cap on itemized deductions, including the charitable deductions, on families with incomes below $300,000.  Second, the IRA charitable rollover is...

Winkler Group Client Receives Significant Media AttentionNovember 4, 2013

Palmetto Medical Association, a Winkler Group client, was featured in a major story in the Post & Courier newspaper. The article highlights the objectives of PMI's capital campaign to open four new medical centers in Africa and Central America.   To read more about PMI, visit: http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20130113/PC12/130119805/1177...

Winkler Group Vice President appointed to Giving USA Editorial Board.November 4, 2013

Jennifer Richard, WG Vice President, was recently appointed to the Giving USA editorial board. Published by the Giving Institute, Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States. Eileen Heisman, CEO of the National Philanthropic Trust says of the publication,...

Turn Your Board Members into FundraisersNovember 4, 2013

In our last edition of Redefined, we looked at Co-Campaign Chairs as one way to encourage fundraising accountability among leadership volunteers. A recent article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy further tackles the problem by asking, "What to Do When Board Members Won't Raise Money." Suggestions include providing trustees with a range of fundraising activities in...

Winkler Group-Led Campaign Exceeds Stretch Goal by More than 20%November 4, 2013

(Campaign chair Anita Zucker, Winkler Group's Jennifer Richard, and President Mary Thornley) Trident Technical College shattered fundraising records when its when its Building Opportunity campaign exceeded even its stretch goal by 20 percent. "The money raised will increase scholarship support for students by 47 percent this year and will soon provide dependable, flexible remote access...

Winkler Group Welcomes Newest ClientsNovember 4, 2013

The Winkler Group is honored to serve the following new clients from across the southeast. Our most recent partnerships include: St. Luke's Church and School, Oveido, Florida. As one of the largest Lutheran congregations in the nation, St. Luke's is embarking on a major building campaign. Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College Foundation, Orangeburg, South Carolina. OCTech...

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