Just in case you didn’t have a chance to read the full Giving USA Report… here is your cheat sheet highlighting the information you need to know! Highlights of the Giving USA 2017 Report: A total of $390.05 billion was donated to nonprofits in the United States in 2016 – almost an $11 billion increase from … More Cheat Sheet: Highlights of the Giving USA Report 2017!
A Planning Study is based on four Predictive Indicators for Success that aid in determining how an organization can be successful. An urgent and compelling case for support motivates constituents to make the number and size of contributions necessary to meet a significant campaign goal. It must have: A reason for raising money that clearly reflects … More The Four Elements Your Organization Needs to Succeed at Capital Campaign
I am often asked, about the phases of a capital campaign and when a campaign should “go public”. There are four distinct phases of a campaign. The first is the planning phase and this is by far the longest phase of all four. The planning phase begins when the nonprofit Board of Directors and Staff members start … More The Phases of a Campaign
By Renee Fitzgerald I was fortunate to host a panel discussion at the USD Governance Symposium last week with three incredible panelists: Jay Hill, CEO, Library Foundation ($185 million capital campaign) Dr. Tim O’Malley, VP External Relationship ($300 million capital campaign) Don Stump, CEO, North County Lifeline (launching a campaign) My panel of … More Campaign Volunteer Leadership: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
2017 promises to bring change and hopefully a better future. The building strength of the economy will continue to positively increase philanthropy this year. Below are my philanthropic predictions for this New Year. Generosity rising. 2017 will bring another increase in total philanthropic giving by ~4% to reach a new high of over $388 … More My Philanthropic Predictions for 2017
Volunteer Leadership takes many different forms during a campaign. The San Diego Public Library raised an astonishing total of $185 million. At the time, it was the largest Library campaign in the history of libraries. Although much talked about What you may not know is that $20 Million of that total was raised in the … More The Leaders Behind the Library
The best return on the investment of a corporate sponsor is helping out the charity, but it doesn’t hurt if they receive a few (or more) perks! The best sponsorship packages offer value to the sponsor through the following strategies. First Strategy: Provide a ROI Obviously, the biggest Return on Investment (ROI) for a sponsor is … More Top 3 Strategies to Win Corporate Sponsors