An annual study that ranks millionaires per household by state, the Global Wealth Monitor, this year drops Georgia to number 40. As we took a closer look we found that, as often the case, statistics can be misleading. Read our take on it in our recent Atlanta Report newsletter. If you aren’t a subscriber, click here to request aRead More Is Georgia Really Losing Millionaires
I was somewhat taken aback last month by a Washington Post book review of David Callahan’s THE GIVERS: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy In a New Gilded Age. (Callahan recently gave an interview on 1A with the AVP of the Rockefeller Foundation and the CEO of the Casey Foundation. You can hear the interview/discussion HERE.) TheRead More Giving Is Bad? NOT!!!
By Jerry Henry, Partner “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” to quote Charles Dickens about the plight of life during the emerging industrial age in Great Britain during the early to mid- 19th Century. But the same quote could be used for what continues to occur in the fundraisingRead More Donor Retention – Still A Work In Progress
by Sandra K. Kidd, Partner U.S. Trust and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy have released their biennial study of high net worth individuals, and it backs up what Giving USA and other national surveys are showing: Yes, people are giving in large numbers, and they intend to keep doing so. This year’sRead More 10 Giving Trends Among High Net Worth Individuals
By: David Shufflebarger MINDING MILLENIALS I have the impression that a lot of folks over 35 are dismissive of millennials, putting them out of their mind because of some preconceived notions such as ‘entitled, unreliable, or glued to their screens.’ Thus I was struck by this confluence of headlines over a couple of weeks inRead More Minding Millenials
By: Mark D. Belcher, Partner As Development Professionals, our job is to generate resources to assist our organizations in moving the needle on some cause and usually for a specific purpose. Pretty vague, right? It’s not easy to capture the scope and impact of what each of you does every day, in some cases, justRead More A Peek Behind The Donor Class Curtain
By: Heather Thornton, Project Manager I resisted getting a smartphone or tablet for some time, probably longer than most people, simply because I thought it was unnecessary. “I have my computer and old school cell phone,” I thought, “so, why would I need a smartphone? How smart can a phone really be?” Fast-forward a coupleRead More Giving on Mobile Devices up 80% Since 2013, Study Finds
By: Jerry W. Henry, Partner A highly-respected head of a fundraising firm spoke up at a recent national gathering of consultants and said, “all philanthropy is local.” (He was making a twist on the phrase “all politics is local” that is attributed to former Speaker of the House of Representatives Tip O’Neill from decades ago.) Read More All Philanthropy Is Local…Or, Is It?
By: David T. Shufflebarger, Senior Partner Thanks to the good work of the Giving USA Foundation and its research partner, the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, we know that giving correlates most positively to the stock market. So, it is not unreasonable to wonder about the impact on giving when the markets move markedly.Read More Brexit Balderdash
By: Nancy E. Peterman, Partner Those of us who have been in the field of development for more than 25 years have seen various ideas come in and out of vogue. There are other strategies that are a variations of a past practice. Here are three that are trending today: 1) Day of Giving: ThisRead More Three Practices Trending In Development