In the midst of uncertainty caused by shrinking profit margins and limited resources, C-Suite interest in and reliance on cash flow generated by development shops has never been greater. As nine- and ten-figure campaigns are becoming the norm, there is a growing need to be able to reconcile and explain any differences between campaign counting […]
5 Takeaways from the Major Gifts Fundraising Benchmark Study The 2017 Major Gifts Fundraising Benchmark Study was recently completed and released. For the study, over 600 nonprofit organizations in a variety of sectors from the U.S. and Canada were polled in early 2017. This study was sponsored by the Association of Philanthropic Counsel, funded by […]
What’s Wrong with Healthcare Philanthropy: Addressing the Issue of Fundraiser Turnover Did you know that the average tenure for a fundraiser in the healthcare sector is about 15-16 months? Surveys show, people start thinking about leaving within 3-4 months in a new position. Turnover in fundraising is costly for an organization – costs could exceed […]
Discovery visits – a tedious and often a dreaded task for major gift officers. Most fundraising professionals realize this necessity but often do it reluctantly. These visits are valuable for focusing your work, increasing philanthropic support, and can be personally rewarding. Building your donor pipeline –prospect identification is how the pipeline gets filled. Identification comes from […]
If you represent a large academic medical center, medical college, or an institution with a deep medical research enterprise, the recently announced 21st Century Cures Act could offer you positive philanthropic positioning. Passed by overwhelming bipartisan support, the act allocated $4.8 billion toward the National Institutes for Health (NIH) budget, with nearly $4 billion for research. Of course, this funding […]
The Department of Health and Human Services has issued its pre-publication release of the HIPAA rules modifications. The 563-page PDF is available at the Federal Register website.