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After COVID-19 Will There Be a “New Normal” for Donors?

Posted June 4th, 2020

In some parts of the country, governors and locally elected mayors are developing phased-in programs as “safe-at-home” orders are beginning to expire. As it appears, these elected officials are allowing their local businesses and nonprofit organizations to begin to return to, what many are calling, “the new normal.” At Sharpe Group, we have been inspired …Read More

Lessons We’ve Learned From Planned Giving Donors on Managing Times of Crisis

Posted June 4th, 2020

As people and businesses across the country adjust to the difficult circumstances of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, nonprofits are balancing addressing the needs of their donors while trying to ensure the financial well-being of their organization. Five Sharpe Group clients share their experiences and lessons learned while fundraising in unprecedented times. Donors continue to display …Read More

The Value of Stewardship, Part 1 of 2: First, Do No Harm

Posted June 4th, 2020

by Professor Christopher P. Woehrle Supporters with bequest intentions often can be motivated to accelerate their philanthropy during their lifetime. The donor enjoys seeing a personal vision being fulfilled, and the institution showcases its abilities as a good steward of current and future gifts. Ordinarily, connecting a donor’s passion that aligns, at least partially, with …Read More

Using 20/20 Hindsight for Future Planning: What Nonprofits Should Be Doing Now, Part 1 of 2

Posted June 4th, 2020

By Bob Mims, Sharpe Group CFO What we have learned about planning for future crises We are seeing the evidence with 20/20 hindsight that perhaps we did not plan well for a pandemic. Personally, I wish I had an extra bottle of hand sanitizer or wipes; I’m so thankful that my wife makes it a …Read More

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