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U.S. charitable giving surpassed the $400 billion mark in 2017, but there’s strong evidence that the number of individuals giving to nonprofits is in decline. From 2000 to 2014, the share of Americans making charitable contributions decreased by nearly 11 percent.[1]

This trend is troubling for a number of reasons, but a major concern for development shops should be their donor pipeline. If less Americans are giving to charity, how will this affect future fundraising revenue?

Download our mid-level giving maturity model to score your program.

Fundraising, Fundraising Tips, Blog

Major giving is a critical part of funding for California nonprofits, which is why fundraisers and consultants are constantly discussing major giving best practices. But are these approaches working in practice?

In 2018, Campbell & Company set out to answer this question. Through a comprehensive survey and a series of interviews, we gathered information from California nonprofits across sectors to understand how organizations are approaching major giving and what is working well. 

Download the study to review our research findings.

Campbell & Company Research Findings, Fundraising, Fundraising Tips, West Region

In September, we published an article on the basics of donor-advised funds (DAFs), outlining why this giving vehicle is important, how it works, and what types of sponsoring organizations can manage DAFs.  

Now, we’re following up with a blog focused on DAF holders, answering an important question for today’s development officers: how do I work with and engage this donor segment? 

Fundraising Tips, Fundraising, Blog

You’re midway through a major fundraising campaign, and it’s time to take stock. Are you still on track to reach your goals? What course corrections do you need to make to your campaign plan? And what does a path to success really look like at this stage? 

Chances are, you started out with a solid plan at the beginning of the campaign. You invested time and resources to gauge stakeholder interest and develop a document to guide you through the unknown ahead. But halfway through, circumstances may have changed, and staff are often looking at the all-important campaign plan less and less. It’s time to refresh your strategy so it remains relevant 

Strategic Information Services, Fundraising, Campaigns, Blog

Sometimes the best way to answer a question is to look at it from another perspective. Our Campbell Chats bring together our diverse team to talk about the toughest questions facing nonprofits today. By looking at these questions from several points of view, we share our expertise with each other—and with the nonprofit world!

Duncan Reilly, Marketing and Business Development Associate: Welcome! Today we’re focusing on one broader topic: Arts organizations’ membership programs and how they integrate with major giving programs.

First question: what keeps membership and major gifts teams from working together? Are they just talking past each other or is something else going on?

Fundraising, Communications Strategies, Fundraising Tips, Arts & Culture Trends, Strategic Information Services, Annual Giving, Executive Search, Blog

#GivingTuesday is only a couple months away, and November 27th will be here before we know it. Now is the time to start prepping. What does your organization have on the docket? 

After six years of #GivingTuesdays, the Campbell & Company team has learned a lot about what works (and what doesn't) when it comes to this day of global giving. 

Download the Comprehensive Guide to #GivingTuesday to get started on your giving day prep.

Fundraising Tips, Campbell & Company Research Findings, Fundraising

Donor-advised funds (DAFs) have surged in popularity over the past decade, becoming one of the most talked about and popular giving vehicles.

But before development professionals can craft a strategy to engage DAF holders, they need a foundational understanding of the giving vehicle itself. Read on for the information you need to know about the DAF giving process, DAF sponsors, and more.  

Fundraising Tips, Fundraising, Blog

Tech donors—philanthropically-inclined individuals who work in the technology industry—are often considered to be an enormous opportunity for nonprofits with their business savvy, financial resources, and vast connections.

But the tech community can be elusive to fundraisers. Tech philanthropists come to the table with new ideas and expectations that charities are not sure they can meet. Can they satisfy the data requirements of tech donors? Can they dedicate resources to innovation? 

Download the study for tips, insights, and tactical tools.

Campbell & Company Research Findings, Fundraising, Fundraising Tips, West Region

Eric Horner serves as Vice President of Development for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA). We asked him to share how he has navigated the changing tech landscape as a fundraising leader. Read on for his reflections and some inspiration for your own career.  

“How can I fully embrace technology?” This is a critical question for every chief development officer—and it’s one that has surfaced and resurfaced throughout my own career.

Fundraising, Guest Blog, Midwest Region, Blog