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Charitable giving reached a record high of $471 billion in 2020, according to Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy. Overall, giving increased by an estimated 5.1% over 2019. The report reflects a unique and complex year in giving, as economic indicators were broadly mixed and donors were motivated by multiple crisis events such as the pandemic and the racial unrest created by the murder of George Floyd.

Building a team of diverse backgrounds and perspectives can lead to better decision-making, greater innovation, and increased engagement in the workplace. If this is true, then why are our workplaces so white?

It will probably not come as a surprise that most nonprofit leaders are white. Over 80% of nonprofits are white-led. What you may not know is that the solution to a lack of diversity starts in the very beginning of your recruiting cycle—with your talent pool or candidate pipeline.

Talent Management, Talent Management Strategies, Executive Search, Blog

The Campbell & Company East Region team is pleased to announce the addition of a new Senior Consultant, based in the Boston area. Caitlin Bristow joined the team in May from Campbell & Company’s Chicago office.

Since joining the firm in 2014, Caitlin has worked with clients across regions and sectors. She has also developed deep expertise in higher education and independent school fundraising, exemplified by her work with the Fenn School in Concord, MA on a successful two-year, $20 million campaign.

Campbell & Company News, East, Blog

This has been an interesting year for hiring. Hiring freezes followed by hiring blitzes, shifting job responsibilities, Zoom interviews (not to mention, Zoom onboarding!).

While COVID numbers are improving, and vaccines give us reason to hope for a gradual return to normalcy, organizations must be prudent and assume that more surprises could be on the way. The good news: leaders who are interviewing for new roles now have tangible examples of how they have weathered challenges in their careers.

Executive Search, Blog

When news broke here in Seattle that a local hospital had offered last-minute vaccine spots to its age-eligible major donors, the most surprising thing to me was how surprised people were.

Shortly thereafter, we learned that several other hospitals in the area, as well as others across the country, had offered similar access to VIP donors, and it became clear that this was not simply a bad decision by a single team or a taken-out-of-context issue more rooted in optics than ethics.

Fundraising, Blog

2020 brought more changes to the nonprofit hiring and talent management landscape than any other year in recent history. What can we expect in 2021? We spoke with three of our Executive Search team members to learn what they are watching as we move forward.

Keep reading for our conversation with Kris, Marian, and Dan. We discussed the future of remote work, how racial justice has influenced nonprofit hiring, what skills will be in demand in 2021, and more.

Nonprofit Trends, Talent Management, Talent Management Strategies, Executive Search, Blog

The state of the world has made us want to connect with more of you, more often. For the rest of 2020, the Campbell & Company Communications team is sharing a new article every week that explores a topic in case development and fundraising communications, drawn from our work.

Whether it’s thinking about how to approach fundraising communications against the backdrop of current events or tackling an evergreen challenge we see time and time again in nonprofits across the sector, these articles focus on practical tips to empower fundraising leaders in their day-to-day work. Subscribe to the series here.


Well folks, the end of 2020 is in sight. 

We’ve made our way through all 100 months of the year, wave after wave of Covid-19and one massive election counted and recounted a dozen times

Working from our homes and closets, we’ve moved our whole fundraising, communications, and event strategies online with a combination of brilliant strategic maneuvering and absolute freestyling. 

Over here on the Campbell Communications team, we’ve worked with our colleagues to navigate as many different client quandaries and creative challenges as there are stars in the nonprofit skythrown together this article series on an educated whim, and put out 25 or so articles and a half dozen webinars. 

So, what have we learned? Apart from the fact that we all need a nap. 

Fundraising Communications, Communications Strategies, Fundraising, Blog, Fundraising Communications Weekly Series