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February 23, 2021 in Nonprofit Management

A Major Boost to the Important Work of Fundraising during COVID-19

Without doubt, the healthcare of our nation is experiencing unprecedented times. With nearly everyone focused on COVID-19, major gift philanthropy for healthcare has declined at…
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January 28, 2021 in Featured, Industry Trends & Commentary

Key Findings Among Social Change Nonprofits

As we enter 2021, Graham-Pelton surveyed development leaders at a select group of top social change organizations regarding their opinions, expectations, and concerns about fundraising…
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January 8, 2021 in Featured, Nonprofit Management

Four lessons learned from 2020 – and how you can act on them now

“Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.”   -- Henry David Thoreau No doubt there are few among us eager to…
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Fundraising Best Practices

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A lecture on conjecture: Donor motivations and the danger of assumptions

Part One: The prevalence of assumptions and why it occurs   No one can deny that 2020 was a challenging year, but would it be…
Fundraising Best Practices

Three ways organizations benefit from resourcing prospect research

“We did a wealth screening. Now what?” “I need more prospects. How can I discover new leads?” “Where has my prospect made their largest gift?…
Fundraising Best Practices

How to write an email that will land you that first prospect meeting

Whether you're requesting meetings off-site or you're inviting a prospect to your organization for a special activity or tour, email is often the go-to means…

Industry Trends & Commentary

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Key Findings Among Social Change Nonprofits

As we enter 2021, Graham-Pelton surveyed development leaders at a select group of top social change organizations regarding their opinions, expectations, and concerns about fundraising…
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How to Conduct Meaningful Virtual Visits and Asks

The reemergence of another wave of COVID-19 and additional stay-at-home recommendations signify the ongoing importance of productive virtual donor visits. Unlike in-person visits, virtual visits…
Industry Trends & Commentary

A Guide to Impeccable Timing for Fundraisers

At Graham-Pelton, we are big fans of the journalist and author Daniel Pink. His book To Sell Is Human is given to all new team…

Nonprofit Management

Nonprofit Management

A Major Boost to the Important Work of Fundraising during COVID-19

Without doubt, the healthcare of our nation is experiencing unprecedented times. With nearly everyone focused on COVID-19, major gift philanthropy for healthcare has declined at…
Featured

Four lessons learned from 2020 – and how you can act on them now

“Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.”   -- Henry David Thoreau No doubt there are few among us eager to…
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Nonprofit Management

Lessons Learned in 2020

There is a spectrum of adjectives that can be used to describe the year 2020. For me, chief among them are disruptive, unyielding, inventive, and,…

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We’ve received many questions from nonprofits on how to communicate effectively during the pandemic. Here, we answer three of the most common. https://buff.ly/3dPA7Az #covid19 #nonprofitcomms

Prospect research plays a vital role in fundraising progress and success. Here are three ways to make the case for resourcing prospect management at your organization. https://buff.ly/2O7OjtJ #prospectresearch #nonprofits

There is a saying in the fundraising world: “If you want money, ask for advice. If you ask for money, expect advice.” On our blog, Senior Vice President Stuart Sullivan shares his tips for engaging donors beyond dollars. https://buff.ly/3bJ6VIU #nonprofits #fundraising

In a socially distant society, what will the future hold for frontline fundraisers? Senior Consultant Cassie Mesko shares three changes coming to major gift fundraising. https://buff.ly/3suf6zp #socialdistancing #fundraising #nonprofit

If you are willing to rethink the way you fundraise, data-driven strategies will yield better decisions, improve performance, and accelerate your growth. https://buff.ly/3rabzWA #nonprofit #dataanalytics

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February 22, 2021 in Graham-Pelton News & Events

Humans of Fundraising: Lynnie Meyer

I think the world is hungry for ethical leadership and I’m committed to honesty and transparency above all else. I contribute as much as I…
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January 27, 2021 in Graham-Pelton News & Events

Humans of Fundraising: Jim Lyddy

I was working as an Assistant Director of Admissions at Georgetown University when a good friend of mine called to see if I might be…
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December 9, 2020 in Graham-Pelton News & Events

Humans of Fundraising: Rabbi David Hoffman

I'm a bike rider. Part of cycling is going up very steep and long hills. For me, at the beginning of a hill, looking up…
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November 19, 2020 in Graham-Pelton News & Events

Humans of Fundraising: Andrea Marcille

My first career was 25 years spent as an officer in the Coast Guard, the last nine of which were as part of the Coast…
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October 29, 2020 in Graham-Pelton News & Events

Graham-Pelton names Thomas J. Sullivan Senior Advisor

Graham-Pelton announced today the appointment of Thomas J. Sullivan as Senior Advisor to support its growing client base of healthcare and higher education institutions. A…
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