Future-Proof Your Mission: How to Engage Five Generations of Donors

Online Webinar

Giving from individuals continues to make up the largest portion of philanthropy in America, powering the missions of countless nonprofits. But winning the attention of the specific individuals most inclined to support your mission is more challenging than ever. With audience-centric strategies—informed by data—you can achieve better resonance and activate greater generosity.

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4 Lessons Learned as an Emerging Nonprofit Professional at The Giving Institute Mentor Series 2023

Blog post by Cassie Bey, Photos by Thandi Cai (3-minute read)

The next generation of changemakers has arrived! Hear from this newcomer about her experience of The Giving Institute’s two-day gathering of sector leaders as she shares takeaways for other aspiring nonprofit professionals.

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Giving by Foundations: Trends and Insights

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This webinar and panel discussion demystifies the latest trends in philanthropy and provides insights on how to engage donors in this new giving landscape. Alford Group presents the numbers and an expert panel of sector leaders share their own experiences in growing donor support.

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QGiv’s Giving USA 2023 Webinar

Online Webinar (60 minutes)

America’s response to the COVID pandemic over the last few years and the pandemic’s coinciding economic repercussions have changed the landscape of philanthropy in America. Hosted by Qgiv, our consultants Michelle Bibbs and Jaron Bernstein presented the recently released Giving USA report looking back at giving in 2022.  Continue reading “QGiv’s Giving USA 2023 Webinar”

Giving USA 2024: The Future of Philanthropy

Online Webinar
Date: July 30, 2024 at 1:30 p.m. EDT/ 12:30 p.m. CDT/ 10:30 a.m. PDT
Duration: 90 minutes

This webinar and panel discussion demystifies the latest trends in philanthropy and provides insights on how to engage donors in this new giving landscape. Alford Group presents the numbers and an expert panel of sector leaders share their experiences in growing donor support.

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Giving USA 2023: Beyond the Numbers

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This webinar and panel discussion demystifies the latest trends in philanthropy and provides insights on how to engage donors in this new giving landscape. Alford Group presents the numbers and an expert panel of sector leaders share their own experiences in growing donor support.

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Giving USA: What Lies Ahead for Philanthropy in America

By Araceli Duran, Business Development Associate

Alford Group hosted a webinar that looked at some of the key findings from the new Giving USA report and invited expert panelists to discuss the current state of giving in the country. Continue reading “Giving USA: What Lies Ahead for Philanthropy in America”

The Growing Power of DAFs: Here’s what you need to know

By Jamie Philippe, CFRE, Vice President

Donor-advised funds, or DAFs, have been at the top of mind for many people since the release of the Giving USA report for philanthropy for the year 2020 (check out our blog here for an overview) and especially now with Giving USA’s groundbreaking report on DAFs which was released on November 11, 2021. DAFs have also received extra attention this year due to the bills that have been introduced in the U.S. Senate that aim to place new restrictions on DAFs. However, for many, there is a real lack of clarity around the current status of DAFs, and they raise more questions than answers.

For development professionals who oversee fundraising for their organization, the question is how to engage DAF-holders. Given the stunning growth in DAFs over the past five years, there are no signs of their popularity slowing down, so let’s unpack and demystify this hot trend. What are the rules around DAFs? What are the benefits of a DAF? How can your organization gain access to them?

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Giving USA 2021: Looking back to look forward

How things have changed a year later in the Pacific Northwest

GIVING USA REPORT PRESENTER: Karen Rotko-Wynn, CFRE, Chief Business Enterprise Officer, Alford Group

MODERATOR: Brenda B. Asare, President and CEO, Alford Group

PANELISTS:

  • Robin Callahan, CFRE, Vice President of Philanthropic Services, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
  • Elena Fracchia, CWS, AVP, Wealth and Philanthropic Advisor, Columbia Bank
  • Bernadine (Bernie) C. Griffin, Managing Director, The Fifth Avenue Theatre
  • Asa Tate, Chief Development Officer, Wellspring Family Services

Giving USA 2021 Overview: https://www.alford.com/giving-usa-2021-overview/

Giving USA 2021 Infographic: https://www.alford.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/GUSA2021_Infographic.pdf