Only 10 Days Until Giving USA Release: Be the First to KnowJune 4, 2018

  Did philanthropic giving continue its record growth again last year?  Did giving to education slow for the second year in a row?    The answers will be revealed on June 14 when Giving USA is released.  As members of Giving Institute, publishers of Giving USA, the Winkler Group will be among the first to share the results on our website...

Contributing to the Madness — March MadnessApril 5, 2018

  The Winkler Group, like so many companies across the country, goes a bit crazy in March.  As the newest member of the team, I wanted to make a bold statement this year.  I wanted to solidify my spot as Rookie of the Year and see my name engraved on the firm’s NCAA Bracket Challenge...

Sarah Evans Joins Winkler Group As Senior ConsultantMarch 28, 2018

Charleston—The Winkler Group has named noted fundraiser Sarah Evans as its newest Senior Consultant.  Ms. Evans is the former Director of Philanthropy and Donor Relations at Ashley Hall.  While at the independent school, Ms. Evans raised the highest number of major gifts in the school’s recent history and played an integral role in its successful...

Independent School Receives Third 7-Figure GiftMarch 8, 2018

Christ Presbyterian Academy, a preK-12 independent school in Nashville, Tennessee and Winkler Group client, recently received its third $1 million gift toward its $18 million Transforming Stories campaign.  The gifts have been made by current school families and by the private foundation of a school family.   "These gifts are the result of years of successful cultivation, and...

False Expectations: The Danger of Creative Campaign ReportingFebruary 22, 2018

In 2006, CASE created a campaign standards working group the nature of fundraising campaigns was changing, and CASE recognized the need for standards that schools, colleges, and universities could use to benchmark their campaigns against peer institutions. John Lippincott, CASE President at the time stated, “revisions were warranted due to the rapid growth in the scale...

Best Practice: The Perfect Prospect QualificationJanuary 25, 2018

Part II Part I in this series on the perfect prospect qualification process focused on wealth screening and using technology to begin your search for lead and major gifts. Today’s post will delve even deeper into the process and will introduce some of the best practices we’ve developed while leading hundreds of prospect qualification sessions. Who...

Tax Reform: Turn Uncertainty into OpportunityJanuary 15, 2018

The tax reform bill that passed last month has the potential to transform the philanthropic landscape by altering the financial incentive to give.  As professional fundraisers, it’s more important than ever before that we proactively make the case for the organizations and institutions we lead. The War Revenue Act of 1917 established the charitable giving...

In Pursuit of the Perfect Stranger: A New Model for Higher Ed Campaign ProspectingJanuary 8, 2018

The Winkler Group is proud to feature Farhana Mather, Director of Development, External Relations, and Strategic Initiatives, Columbia University, New York, in this month’s blog. University campaigns have traditionally been built on faculty, school and unit-based priorities and by tapping into their alumni affiliations based on the grateful mindset of graduates who want to give...

Blog: In Pursuit of the Perfect Stranger: A New Model for Higher Ed Campaign ProspectingJanuary 8, 2018

The Winkler Group is proud to feature Farhana Mather, Director of Development, External Relations, and Strategic Initiatives, Columbia University, New York, in this month’s blog. University campaigns have traditionally been built on faculty, school and unit-based priorities and by tapping into their alumni affiliations based on the grateful mindset of graduates who want to give...

Winkler Group Hires Veteran FundraiserDecember 4, 2017

Charleston—The Winkler Group has hired seasoned fundraiser James Tyson as Senior Consultant and head of the firm’s Atlanta office. Mr. Tyson has served the nonprofit sector with distinction for more than two decades and has been directly involved in capital campaign that have raised more than $650 million for nonprofit organizations and universities. Before joining...

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