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Issues facing organizations and their long-term success are complex. By exploring these themes and sharing our resources, we hope to create an ongoing dialogue about these challenges and how to approach them.

Return on Investment
March 8, 2018

Business as (not) usual: Proceeding with a campaign despite turnover

In our last post, we shared our top tips for ensuring success in your fundraising program despite staff and leadership transitions. There, we focused on…
Return on Investment
March 6, 2018

Triumph despite turnover: Ensuring fundraising program success during leadership transitions

Recent studies confirm what we all know - transitions in fundraising staff and leadership are inevitable. Data demonstrates that the average tenure for development professionals…
Benchmarking SurveyReturn on Investment
February 13, 2018

Beyond Benchmarking: What the data can’t tell you

The title of this blog may strike you as a little odd, particularly given that Graham-Pelton Consulting recently partnered with IDPE to deliver the most…
Giving & Philanthropy
September 11, 2018

The double ask: a blended gift solution

As fundraisers, we are blessed with the task of inviting donors to invest in the organizations that we represent. Of course, outright gifts are preferable…
Giving & Philanthropy
August 3, 2018

Corporate giving: is it worth the pursuit?

The Ross-CASE Survey 2018 shows that corporate giving is once again on the up, with new funds secured from corporates reaching over £99,000,000 last year.…
Benchmarking SurveyGiving & PhilanthropyHigher EducationIndustry InsightsFocusedUncategorized
August 1, 2018

Ross-CASE 2018: Cause for celebration…or concern?

Anyone who has held posts in annual fund, alumni relations, or major giving functions will be familiar with the (valid) argument that increased donor numbers…

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When it comes to annual giving, we've noted that while the avg. gift size to private institutions has decreased, gifts to public universities have stayed relatively flat -- one of the metrics where the trend is moving in opposite directions. Learn more: https://t.co/4Xfc7AHp7R

An interesting paradox: Education remained the top social issue of interest to Millennials according to the 2016 Millennial Impact Report, yet young alumni donate less to their alma maters than older graduates. Learn their engagement preferences: https://t.co/4Xfc7AHp7R

According to research, only 18% of people feel strong emotional ties to their undergraduate Alma Mater. Here's why student engagement matters: Extracurriculars, internships nearly TRIPLE the likelihood that graduates do develop those ties. Learn more: https://t.co/4Xfc7AHp7R

Donors on average are giving more and are willing to give multiple gifts, but fewer people are giving to higher education. Learn more in our new analysis on alumni and annual giving: https://t.co/4Xfc7AHp7R

As we celebrate #HispanicHeritage month, we are reminded of the work of our client @WeareUnidosUS, the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the US. Learn about their Campaign for Equal Opportunity in @USAToday and by visiting https://t.co/aFPli767gB.

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Association of Children’s Museums partners with Graham-Pelton to enhance fundraising capacity

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Washington, D.C. February 20, 2018 // The Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and Graham-Pelton have joined forces to enhance fundraising programming for ACM’s more than…

Andy Wood promoted to Managing Director of Graham-Pelton’s European unit and global executive team

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LONDON, Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Graham-Pelton Consulting Inc., a leading global fundraising and management consulting firm serving the nonprofit sector, announced today the promotion of…

Stuart P. Sullivan joins Graham-Pelton leadership team

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Graham-Pelton appoints Stuart P. Sullivan, former Chief Development Officer at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and top universities, to its leadership team. NEW YORK, Oct. 18,…

Graham-Pelton experts weigh in on GDPR implications for United States

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The NonProfit Times delivered a robust update on GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation) and the best practices that must derive from it. In it,…

Philanthropic expertise featured in The Economist, Wall Street Journal, NPR, MarketWatch

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Current changes to the U.S. tax code means that college sports-related donations could be curtailed because donors can no longer deduct gifts made to gain…

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