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Early Returns: Giving increased again in 2015

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We often get asked, “What changes are you seeing in giving in the Northwest?” Behind the question is inevitably a concern regarding how global economic uncertainty, national issues spotlighted in […]

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Giving Growing Faster than the GDP

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The numbers are out and the news is all good. Giving USA 2015* reported giving last year was the highest ever: an estimated $358 billion, surpassing pre-Great Recession levels. With […]

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Trend Watch: Northwest nonprofits receiving biggest gifts ever

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This is an exciting season for investing in the Northwest. Headlines from business journals in Seattle, Portland, and other cities confirm confidence in the economy. Real estate values are back […]

Categories / General / Major Gifts / Trends
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Call me back…Please!

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How many times have you sent a message to a donor and waited for a reply—and waited, and waited, and waited? You may be offering to provide information they requested, […]

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What’s Different in Campaigns?

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Philanthropists and nonprofit leaders like you frequently ask us, “What are you seeing today in campaigns? How have things changed over the past few years?” Understandably, you want to know […]

Categories / Campaigns / General / Trends
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Collins Group joining forces with Campbell & Company

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We are excited to announce that Collins Group is becoming a division of Campbell & Company, a national fundraising consulting and executive search firm.

Categories / Consulting
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Giving USA 2013: Positive Outlook for Power of American Philanthropy

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Yesterday the Giving USA Foundation released its annual report on giving in America and reported that an estimated $316.23 billion was donated to charitable causes in 2012.

Categories / Foundations / General / Trends
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Community Engagement and Rich Conversations in Walla Walla

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This week, Philanthropy Northwest held its annual sold-out conference in lovely Walla Walla. Focused on community engagement, there were pre-conference sessions in addition to multiple conference offerings, off-sites, and break out workshops.

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What Do Donors Really Want?

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What do donors really want in return for supporting your nonprofit? A prompt acknowledgment and ongoing timely information regarding the difference their gift made is important. But do donors also […]

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When the Largest Gifts Are Made, Why Are Human Services Left Out?

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Three years after the deepest part of the great recession, giving by the über-rich has started to rebound. In 2011, $10.4 billion was given by the “Philanthropy 50,” (the top […]

Categories / Major Gifts / Trends
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