The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties and The Alford Group presented the just-released Giving USA 2021 report looking back at philanthropy for the year 2020. A panel of community leaders spoke on how the philanthropic landscape has and will continue to change since COVID-19. We discussed how the upheaval of daily life has impacted the philanthropic space.
This free webinar was approved for 1.5 points toward CFRE certification.
Sharon Tiknis, Chief Client Experience Officer, The Alford Group
Vicki Pugh, CFRE, CAP, Vice President for Philanthropic Giving, Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
Danita D. Nias, President & CEO, Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
Patrick McNamara, President & CEO, Palm Health Foundation
This past year has been like no other. The events of 2020 will forever change the social sector and philanthropy.
On Tuesday, July 13 The Alford Group presented the recently-released Giving USA report looking back at 2020 giving, which will inform our look forward. How has COVID-19 impacted giving? Are funders changing priorities based on current events? We discussed these questions and more during our time together.
Understanding of the data and trends around giving in America in 2020
Information on how COVID-19 impacted giving last year
Tips for how to apply this research to your organization’s strategy and approach
Giving USA Report Details
First published in 1956, Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the longest running, most comprehensive report on philanthropy in the United States. It is researched and written by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. The Giving USA 2021 report will be released June 15th by The Giving Institute. The Alford Group is a longtime supporter of Giving USA and member of The Giving Institute.
Following a presentation of the new Giving USA data outlining 2020 results, a panel of experts revisited where they were this time last year and what has changed. The discussion included how COVID has changed fundraising; how this data and information will impact fundraising going forward; how the social unrest this past year has impacted philanthropy; and what are the lasting trends that viewers should be prepared for.
Giving USA Report Details:
First published in 1956, Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the longest running, most comprehensive report on philanthropy in the United States. It is researched and written by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and released by The Giving Institute.
GIVING USA REPORT PRESENTER: Karen Rotko-Wynn, CFRE, Chief Business Enterprise Officer, The Alford Group
MODERATOR: Brenda B. Asare, President and CEO, The Alford Group
Robin Callahan, CFRE, Vice President of Philanthropic Services, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
Elena Fracchia, CWS, AVP, Wealth and Philanthropic Advisor, Columbia Bank
Bernadine (Bernie) C. Griffin, Managing Director, The Fifth Avenue Theatre
Asa Tate, Chief Development Officer, Wellspring Family Services
Led by the Planned Giving Round Table of Northern Nevada (PGRT) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Sierra Chapter
Virtual Speaker Program | Online | July 27, 2021 | 11:45 a.m.PT
This past year has been like no other. The events of 2020 will forever change the social sector and philanthropy. During this program, The Alford Group will present the recently-released Giving USA report looking back at 2020 giving, which will inform our look forward. How has COVID-19 impacted giving? Are funders changing priorities based on current events? We will discuss these questions and more during our time together.
Key takeaways from this session include:
1) An understanding of the data and trends around giving in America in 2020;
2) Information on how COVID-19 impacted giving last year;
3) Ideas and tips for how to apply this research to your organization’s strategy and approach for working with donors and clients.
MacKenzie Scott, author and philanthropist and Dan Jewett, educator and philanthropist announced this week another round of grants to 286 organizations across the country, totaling $2.74 billion. Scott granted 384 organizations funds totaling $4.2 billion in late 2020.
STATEMENT FROM BRENDA B. ASARE, PRESIDENT & CEO, THE ALFORD GROUP
The Alford Group applauds MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett for their transformational contribution to the nonprofit sector. At an important time in our nation’s history as we take on social injustice, work to dismantle systemic inequities and create a world where ALL people can thrive, MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett are leading the way with their generosity.
We are proud of our clients and other worth organizations who are receiving these gifts and empowering change in communities across the country. Congratulations on being recognized for the deep impact being made every single day and the strategic pathway forward as you activate and strengthen a more just world for ALL people. The Alford Group is proud to be your partner today and into the future.
It is not lost on me that Scott’s and Jewett’s announcement comes on the same day as the release of the Giving USA 2021 Annual Report on Philanthropy. The new report announced an all-time high of giving for the year 2020 at $471.44 billion, with 88% coming from individuals. The power of giving by individuals has fueled the nonprofit sector for generations and The Alford Group is excited for our collective future together.
On Tuesday, June 15, Giving USA released The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the year 2020. It was a much-anticipated report given the upheaval of daily life everyone has experienced in the past year and a desire to see how that upheaval has impacted the philanthropic space. Here is a brief overview following the release of this year’s report.Continue reading “Giving USA 2021 Overview”
In the time of COVID, in the midst of so much change and uncertainty, let’s imagine that you’re faced with staff turnover in the development department. What shall we do? What will tomorrow look like? How can we predict the best possible course of action? Continue reading “Love in the Time of COVID”
Highlighted Session: Day 2, 12:30 p.m.PT – Assess the Culture of Equity in Your Organization
Our sector must lead the way in creating an equitable world of all people. And it starts from within your own organization. While diversity offers seats at the table to a broader range of people and ideas, and inclusion ensures that all voices are heard, equity applies a historic lens to assure that everyone is welcomed and receives what they need to thrive. Hear from a panel of organizational leaders who will share what they are doing to strengthen their organization’s culture of equity.
In this session you will learn:
What it means for your organization to have a culture of equity
How to create or strengthen your culture of equity
What specific steps you can take today to improve your organization’s culture of equity
Brenda Asare, President & CEO, The Alford Group
Niquole Esters, Senior Director of Development Conservation International
Maria Kolby Wolfe, President and CEO Washington Women’s Foundation
Highlighted session: Day 1, 1:30 p.m.ET – Lessons from the Pandemic: Growing the culture of philanthropy in senior living communities
Amy Hines, Senior Vice President, offers her own experience as well as examples from the field to reflect on the needs of senior living communities that have surfaced during COVID and what it means to form a culture of philanthropy in these changing times.
As we ask ourselves: Now What? What do we do in this ever-evolving “new normal?” It’s time to take action. Here are the five actions to take today.
As a consultant with The Alford Group and former development professional with more than 30 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector, when my colleagues and I see what is happening all around us, we regularly ask “How might we have the most positive impact with our clients? How can we improve our work so that our clients can better serve their participants, members, families, patients, students, children and youth?”Continue reading “Board Members and Nonprofit Leaders: It’s Time.”