Three Points to Hammer Home

By Jerry Henry, Partner “For many that rely on philanthropy…this is not just a tough year. This is going to be a tough era.”–Patrick Rooney, Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University “Ugh! What’s our organization supposed to do?” one client asked dejectedly upon reading the statement above in a recent publication based on the 2012 GivingRead More Three Points to Hammer Home

Is it Development or Fundraising?

By: David H. King,President & CEO   We have long believed that the words “development” and “fundraising” are not synonyms.  Development, in our vocabulary, is a process of “developing” relationships between people and an organization.  This relationship building focuses on finding common ground between the interests of people and the mission and goals of theRead More Is it Development or Fundraising?

What the Futures Hold

I’ve just returned from the Giving Institute Summer Symposium where there was a fascinating discussion about the future of the nonprofit sector lead by Dr. Paul C. Light – whose career includes service as a professor at New York University, a fellow of the Brookings Institute and a director at the Pew Charitable Trust. The discussion centered around Paul’sRead More What the Futures Hold

Start Running or Get Run Over

For the past 14 months we have been giving our perspective on how the recession would impact philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.  In the summer of 2008 we said that we did not expect the recession to have a great deal of impact on giving for that year.  Turns out we were correct as totalRead More Start Running or Get Run Over

Keeping Things in Perspective

Last week the Georgia Center for Nonprofits released the results of a survey that indicated that 25 percent of nonprofit organizations in Atlanta reported that donations were down in the first half of 2009.  While that is certainly not good news for the sector and clearly there are organizations who are struggling to meet their budgetedRead More Keeping Things in Perspective