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Webinar – Trends Impacting Major Donor Fundraising

WEBINAR AIRED ON OCTOBER 24, 2019 If you track fundraising data, you may be experiencing some sleepless nights. Second quarter 2019 data, from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Fundraising Effectiveness Project, has not given fundraisers anything to cheer about. Overall revenue is down, new donor retention is down, existing donor retention, total number of donors…

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Westfall Gold Major Donor Experiences Raise $102 Million

These exclusive gatherings accelerate and deepen relationships with high capacity donors who gave an average of $104,500. ATLANTA, Georgia   July 18, 2019 – Westfall Gold, a leading fundraising consultancy, announced its nonprofit clients raised a record-breaking $102 million through 31 major donor events in the first half of 2019. Westfall Gold’s signature three-and-a-half-day experiences enabled nonprofit…

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Building a Comprehensive Donor Development Strategy – Index

Index to articles in Westfall Gold’s Building a Comprehensive Donor Development Strategy series: External Environment – Identifying global and local trends in philanthropy The impact of global megatrends in economics, technology, and society on philanthropy, and the long term trends within philanthropy. Global Economic Megatrends That Will Change Philanthropy Technology Megatrends That Will Change Philanthropy…

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Building a Comprehensive Donor Development Strategy

Westfall Gold launches a series of articles that will help donor development leaders create a fundraising strategy for the next decade Note: an index to the articles in this series can be found here. As 2020 rapidly approaches, many non-profit organizations are wrapping up their current strategic plans and beginning to consider their strategy for…

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Leading Experts in Major Donor Philanthropy Announce Strategic Alliance

Donor By Design Group and Westfall Gold have both forged innovative approaches to accelerate and deepen relationships between nonprofits and major donors   ATLANTA, Georgia  April 4, 2019 – Two recognized leaders in donor development – Donor By Design Group and Westfall Gold – have announced a strategic alliance to help nonprofit organizations accelerate major…

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Charitable Giving Increases Despite New Tax Law

Early indicators show donations increased in 2018, and experts predict continued growth in 2019   Both Blackbaud and the Association of Fundraising Professionals reported that charitable giving in the United States increased approximately 1.7% in 2018.  This is despite predictions of economic think tanks that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would result in significantly…

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Major Donors Give $165 Million to Non-Profits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 15, 2019 Westfall Gold’s unique donor experiences quickly bond new supporters to charitable causes ATLANTA, Georgia  January 15, 2019 — Westfall Gold, a leading fundraising consultancy, announced that 1,300 high net worth families gave $165 million in donations to dozens of non-profit organizations in 2018.  The company’s signature three day retreat…

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Charitable Giving Reaches Record High in 2017

However, experts forecast downward trends in 2018 Charitable giving reached record levels in 2017, surpassing $410 billion according to Giving USA. However, industry experts expect an overall decline in 2018 giving because of last year’s tax reform, which will likely reduce charitable contributions by $12.3 to $19.7 billion. In light of these trends, non-profits are advised to…

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Westfall Gold Raises $87.8 million in Three Months

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 18, 2018 Over 800 donors make an average gift of $92,500 to support 26 charities Westfall Gold produces a major donor event at The Cloister as Sea Island. ATLANTA, Georgia June 18, 2018 — Westfall Gold, the leading consultancy specializing in major donor events, announced that 26 client organizations raised $87.8 million…

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