“The Sky is Falling!” Or is it? Insights from the Giving USA 2023 Report

Fundraising 101 Archives - The Angeletti Group

What Fundraisers Need to Know About the Secure 2.0 Act

With President Biden’s signature on the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 (and the SECURE Act 2.0 package within it), new opportunities have opened for philanthropy. But some changes also require that fundraisers look at their promotional materials and begin their conversations with donors differently from the recent past. The Angeletti Group recommends fundraisers focus on


(Don’t) Mind the Gap: Why It’s Time to Change the Conversation Around the Annual Fund

It’s time to change the conversation around annual funds. Traditionally, many independent school annual funds have focused on “bridging the gap” or closing the chasm that exists between tuition costs and a school’s operating expenses. Annual funds are often used to cover the discrepancy between tuition and the full cost to educate a child—from technology


Raising the Roof on Endowments

If there’s one thing the pandemic taught cultural organizations, it’s that planning ahead means ensuring sustainability. When COVID-19 shuttered theaters and cultural venues across the country in March 2020, all forms of earned revenue – primarily ticket sales – ceased overnight. In response, organizations scrambled to reduce operating budgets and increase contributed revenue to stay


4 Reasons to Invest in Planned Giving Today

There is a great, untapped resource of charitable people in the U.S., and it might not be who you’d expect.   Blackbaud Institute recently found that not only has charitable giving exploded in the U.S. since the pandemic, but the average age of donors has risen from 62 to 65. Older individuals are becoming more


The Right Fundraiser Will Take Your Organization to the Next Level: How to Spot Them

As nonprofits work to recover from economic challenges and plan for stable futures, many have realized the importance of investing in the right fundraising professional to help sustain their mission well into the future. Opportunities within the field of fundraising continue to grow; the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts about 12,000 openings for fundraisers


10 Things Your Board Can Do RIGHT NOW to Move the Philanthropic Needle

As summer approaches and volunteers start to enter “vacation mode,” it’s easy for your organization’s board expectations to fall by the wayside. Beyond their fiscal and governance responsibility, the crux of nonprofit board members’ responsibilities rest in the ability to move the philanthropic needle.  Sure, not every board member fancies himself or herself a fundraiser.