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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?

Charlotte Cottier, Senior Consultant, Communications: I feel like it’s an issue of different goals. Attendance vs. relationships and major gifts.


Taylor Schmidt, Consultant, Strategic Information Services: I agree with Charlotte. From a data perspective, working with a large population of members in aggregate can be very different than working with a smaller population of major donors in someone's portfolio where there are one-on-one relationships that take place (mostly) outside of a database.

Cassie Carter, Senior Consultant: I think that the membership staff fear that the patrons will be insulted if they get asked to give, so they want to set up a firewall.

 

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

The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently published an article by our team, focusing on how nonprofits are embracing change and experimenting with technology—from donor analytics to social media and more.

“Technology will increasingly play an important role in philanthropy, explains Peter Fissinger, President & CEO of Campbell & Company. “By viewing it as an opportunity rather than a threat to the status quo, organizations can realize their full potential to advance their fundraising programs and their missions.”

Fundraising, Fundraising Tips, Fundraising Communications, Strategic Information Services

Maybe your organization needs reports, but doesn’t know how to generate them efficiently. Or perhaps your organization already generates reports, but isn’t using them effectively. If you fall into either bucket, we hope this post might be helpful to your work.

Relationship Management Reports and the metrics they represent can tell you whether or not your efforts are advancing your institution’s mission and vision. Yet, of the institutions we surveyed during a recent Campbell & Company webinar, over 90% were dissatisfied with their organization’s relationship management reporting capabilities. 

Campbell & Company News, Strategic Information Services

Ever wonder whether your organization’s activities are in sync with your mission and vision? It is common for organizations to know where they want to be without knowing how to get there. Ever get push back from staff, who question the strategy behind their action items? If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, then you might consider creating and using a balanced scorecard.

Campbell & Company News, Strategic Information Services