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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
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…
Giving & Philanthropy
December 14, 2018

You Don’t Know DAF: Approach Donor Advised Funds by Learning This Before You Die

Change isn’t just coming; it’s already here! With the explosion of donor-advised funds and recent tax reform, the entire charitable landscape in the United States…

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"Specificity around the giving expectations for your Board results in greater giving. It may seem counter-intuitive, but the data confirms it." - @ezeiglergp this morning speaking at @NYCAFP's Annual Membership Meeting and State of the Industry event.

Awesome session! Thank you @ezeiglerGP for representing @Graham_Pelton on our panel!

Great crowd listening to our expert fundraising panel. @ErwindeLeon @dressforsuccess @encourage_kids @Graham_Pelton

What is the most creative way you’ve endowed a gift? Stuart Sullivan believes a creative endowment can be a great way to ensure a blended gift. For more advice, visit our blog here: https://t.co/PRGg57FdRc

We've witnessed a number of changes in charitable giving trends as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Managing Consultant Erica Pettis provides some key takeaways from these changes and how to prepare your organization for the road ahead. https://t.co/PKLm6XySYo

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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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November 16, 2018 in Giving & Philanthropy, News & Events

Society in Crisis: How Philanthropy Can Change Narratives Amid Uncertainty

Elizabeth Zeigler, President and CEO of Graham-Pelton, poses a question to the panel. by Jennifer Harris November 14, 2018 Merriam-Webster defines philanthropy as, “the desire…
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