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January 29, 2014 - January 31, 2014: Chris Marshall, GG+A Vice President, to speak at CASE District I Conference
GG+A Vice President and Alumni Relations Practice Leader, Chris Marshall, will be speaking at the CASE District I Conference … details
March 4, 2014 - March 5, 2014: GG+A will be presenting at DRIVE 2014 in Seattle, WA
GG+A consultants will be presenting at DRIVE 2014 in Seattle, WA on March 4-5, 2014. Click here for more details about the c… details
March 20, 2014 - March 21, 2014: GG+A consultants presenting at NEDRA in Boston, MA
GG+A consultants will be presenting at NEDRA in Boston, MA on March 20-21, 2014. Click here for more details about the confe… details
John J. Glier, Martin Grenzebach, and Donna L. Wiley discuss Giving USA 2013: The Annual Report on Philanthropy
On Tuesday, June 18th, The Giving Institute released Giving USA 2013: The Annual Report on Philanthropy. John J. Glier, GG+A President and CEO, Martin Grenzebach, GG+A Chairman, and Donna L. Wiley, Senior Executive Vice President and Managing Director, discussed the results during a special webinar session.
Teachers College announces $300 million campaign
Teachers College, Columbia University, the oldest and largest graduate school of education in the United States, launched a $300 million campaign that will bolster Teachers College’s capacity to transform education and learning throughout the 21st century. Teachers College President Susan Fuhrman announced the kickoff of the Where the Future Comes First: The Campaign for Teachers College at a gala event that celebrated TC’s 125-year legacy of pioneering new fields in education, health, psychology and leadership. This campaign is the largest ever for a graduate school of education.
Cultivation - it's not just for major donors
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to sit in on GG+A's Major Gift Officer training seminar. One thing our consultants (and the participants) reiterated was the importance of cultivation. It seems pretty obvious, right? If you're trying to secure a $250,000, $500,000 or $1 million-plus gift, you're going to spend the time cultivating and nurturing the relationship ... See the entire blog post
BBB Wise Giving Alliance, Charity Navigator, and GuideStar Join Forces to Dispel the Charity "Overhead Myth"
In a historic move, the leaders of the country's three leading sources of information on nonprofits—GuideStar, Charity Navigator, and BBB Wise Giving Alliance—penned an open letter to the donors of America denouncing the "overhead ratio" as the sole measure of nonprofit performance. The letter, signed by all three organizations' CEOs, marks the beginning of a campaign to correct the common misconception that the percentage of charity's expenses that go to administrative and fundraising costs—commonly referred to as "overhead"—is an appropriate metric to evaluate when assessing a charity's worthiness and efficiency.