In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, news this week focused on the nation’s positive, unified response to the tragedy, including crowdfunding efforts that raised over $2 million for the victims and their families. This story highlights two key issues that philanthropic institutions need to consider regarding crowdfunding.
As the art of fundraising continues to become more and more sophisticated, gift officers meeting with donors often find themselves well-prepared to make the ask but quite unprepared to deal with unexpected circumstances that may present with a donor who is distracted by family, financial, or other unanticipated concerns.
The recent article on the NJBIZ website titled “Hospital foundations find success by keeping philanthropy fresh” touches on several important trends that healthcare foundations can capitalize on to achieve success in their philanthropic campaigns.
Over the past month, there has been a convergence of sorts in my professional and personal worlds. On the personal front, my 2013 resolution is simply “balance.” That one word applies to a variety of aspects of my “world” whether they be the effort to balance work and home life, intellectual and recreational pursuits, or [...]
Grenzebach Glier and Associates (GG+A) has a commitment to evidence-based consulting and data-driven fundraising which is reflected in our approach to the products and services we offer to our clients. We are delighted to announce New DonorScape®, the next generation of our powerful prospect intelligence tool. Current client teams will have the first opportunity to [...]
An article in a recent edition of The Chronicle of Philanthropy is provocatively titled “Half of Fundraisers in the Top Job Would Like to Quit.” The article details the challenges of serving as the chief development officer in any organization, large and small, particularly when there is an absence of a culture of philanthropy. The [...]
On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights issued the final rule modifying the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. The rule was formally published in the Federal Register on January 25, 2013, and becomes effective on March 26, 2013. You can click here to [...]
Yesterday, I had the privilege of addressing the national United Way Major and Planned Giving Institute. Like many other organizations in the voluntary sector that depend on fundraising through events and employee campaigns, where a high volume of small annual gifts yields a predictable and sustaining source of revenue, United Way as a whole is [...]
At the end of each year, it’s only natural that we think of the resolutions that we want to keep, or in my case, attempt, in the New Year. Whether it’s to eat healthier, be better at staying in touch with friends and family, volunteer, or save money, these resolutions mean something to us. This [...]
As professionals who care deeply about higher education, we’ve all pondered the future of the sector and the challenges we face. Time Magazine did just that with their “Reinventing College” cover story in October. Both presidential candidates weighed in about the issues at various points along the election trail. But what if you had billions [...]