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Finding New Major Donors in Three Simple Steps

March 17, 2023

When I started doing nonprofit development work, one of the things that always seemed daunting was major gift fundraising—finding donors who had the affinity and capacity to make a transformational gift to the organization.

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Board Preparedness Worksheet: Is Your Board Ready for a Campaign?

February 28, 2023

Is your board ready for a capital campaign? Discover the metrics that best predict readiness and evaluate core competencies with this board preparedness worksheet.

Winkler Group Grows Leadership Team, Announces Promotions

February 22, 2023

The Winkler Group, a national capital campaign consulting firm with offices in South Carolina, New York, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, has announced the promotions of Nikki Rach, CFRE, Senior Vice President; Raymond Carnley, Ed.D., Vice President of Client Services; and Kathy Douglas, Senior Consultant.

Four Strategies to Connect Donors with Your Board

February 20, 2023

Over the years, I have realized that donors often have no knowledge of who is on the board or why they hold that position. It’s time to let your donors know more about your board; tell your stakeholders who these important people are and what they mean to the life, breath, and pulse of your organization.  You'll find the effort is well worth the reward.

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Winkle Group Expands Charlotte Office - Michelle Littlejohn, CFRE, Joins Firm as Consultant

February 10, 2023

The Winkler Group, headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, expands its Charlotte office with the addition of Michelle Littlejohn as a consultant.

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The Giving Crisis: What Is It and How Can We Overcome It?

February 9, 2023

Despite the growth of philanthropic giving in 2021, less than half of American households are giving—a big contrast to the two-thirds who made donations in the early 2000s. Let's discuss the giving crisis, what it means for organizations and fundraisers, and how it’s currently being addressed.

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The Right Stuff: Creating a Case for Support for a Successful Campaign

February 6, 2023

In the case for support, you’ll have the opportunity to flesh out your projects in more detail and bring in the voices of people from all parts of your community—your board, donors, constituents, and staff. The case for support is your opportunity to shine.

The Disastrous Major Gift Visit that Turned Me Off from My Once-Favorite Cause

January 18, 2023

A negative visit from a major gift officer can be far worse than no visit at all. This meeting highlighted for me the shortcomings of a quota system that values volume over quality—it’s little wonder we’re facing a crisis of generosity in our country.

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