“If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Manage It” – Using Metrics to Strengthen Your Fundraising Program

It is common knowledge that to effectively manage donor relationships and see the greatest success in your fundraising program, you must build strong ties between your prospects and your organization’s mission. Relationships will always be the foundation of a fruitful fundraising program. But, you can’t build a relationship on metrics. While relationships have and will … Continue reading “If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Manage It” – Using Metrics to Strengthen Your Fundraising Program

What causes do billionaires donate to?

Philanthropy is billionaires' favorite pastime, but the world's richest people don't support all causes equally, according to Wealth-X's 2019 Billionaire Census. The causes they choose are influenced by a variety of factors.American billionaires traditionally fund new buildings or departments at their alma maters, Wealth-X reported, while some billionaires prefer to donate to causes that will … Continue reading What causes do billionaires donate to?

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 require additional preparation and thoughtfulness to truly replicate the in-person experience. Despite the extra preparation, virtual meetings save organizations a lot of time and money. Just think about how many … Continue reading How to Conduct Meaningful Virtual Visits and Asks

Not All Billionaire Philanthropists Are Created Equal

Last year, the global billionaire population increased by 8.5 percent to 2,825 individuals, with North America and Asia seeing the strongest growth in both number of billionaires and collective net worth; however, not all billionaires are created equal, and even the 1 percent have been significantly impacted by the fallout from COVID-19. According to the … Continue reading Not All Billionaire Philanthropists Are Created Equal

The Truth About High-Performing Major Gift Officers

CDOs are always looking for ways to monitor, evaluate, and improve MGO performance, but the absence of industry benchmarks makes this task challenging. To meet the growing demand for industry-wide MGO performance data, our Philanthropy Leadership Council experts asked 132 major gift officers from 40 institutions to tell us about their activities and performance. This … Continue reading The Truth About High-Performing Major Gift Officers