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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
February 13, 2019

What is the value of a Development Office?

I was facilitating a workshop recently with John Claughton, former Chief Master at KES, Birmingham and under whose leadership the School raised some £20 million.…
Giving & Philanthropy
December 27, 2018

One Year In: How New Tax Laws are Impacting Charitable Giving Vehicles

The end of the calendar year represents one of the busiest times for charities as many donors look to make donations before the end of…
Giving & Philanthropy
December 17, 2018

What Philanthropy Means in a Polarized World

With 24-hour news cycles, there’s little time to digest what’s happening in our country. Every night, the news offers a dizzying array of scandals and…

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Save the date! @ezeiglerGP will be presenting "Society in Crisis: How Philanthropy Can Change Narratives and Bridge Divides" at the Lehigh Valley Philanthropy Institute by @AFPIHQ on May 15th. More details on the event here: https://t.co/xKciLyWSbZ

With alumni all across the globe, international development is taking the spotlight in many fundraising shops these days. Is your institution ready to go global? Check out our blog post on how to be prepared for international development here: https://t.co/w1PLhOSQ5T

"What we do can sometimes seem complicated and, at times, overwhelming. But put simply, it’s about relationships. It’s about finding a way to connect and inspire someone to make a difference." - @beckimckinlay, Managing Consultant, writes for @IDPE_Europe https://t.co/h3JwtYjTWe

The word philanthropy means the love of humanity. At Graham-Pelton, we take it a step further: we believe humanity depends on #philanthropy. This Valentine's Day, let's all remember to #love each other. Humanity depends on it. #ValentinesDay

"We, as fundraisers, have to step up to the challenge of paving the way for our community to make an impact." @BeckiMckinlay, Managing Consultant, shares her thoughts in a piece with @IDPE_Europe on the value of a development office: https://t.co/h3JwtYjTWe

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January 22, 2019 in News & Events

Samir Farrag: Relationship-Minded, Internationally Focused

Graham-Pelton is pleased to welcome Samir Farrag as Senior Consultant. A focus on International Affairs in graduate school propelled Samir into the multi-faceted world of…
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December 27, 2018 in News & Events

Adam Steinberg: Vast Experience and a Wealth of Knowledge

Graham-Pelton is pleased to welcome Adam Steinberg as Vice President. When it comes to fundraising in education, Adam has seen it all and done it…
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December 20, 2018 in News & Events

Alice Sockett: Insight and Experience

Graham-Pelton is pleased to welcome Alice Sockett as a new Consultant. Prior to joining Graham-Pelton, Alice was responsible for realigning the Legacy and In Memoriam…
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December 4, 2018 in Optimistic, News & Events

Graham-Pelton Colleague Recognition Award Winners

Our mission is to elevate philanthropy so nonprofits can flourish.  And simply put, our people elevate us.  During this season of giving, we realize that…
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November 21, 2018 in Optimistic, Giving & Philanthropy, Clients, News & Events

Graham-Pelton announces 2018 Client Recognition Award Winners

Graham-Pelton is pleased to announce their 2018 Client Recognition Award Winners. Each year, Graham-Pelton team members nominate clients who are then voted on by their…
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