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There’s ample opportunity for gift officers to engage and inspire donors to new giving levels and discover new donors. However, industry research finds that 1-in-5 gift officers focus primarily on contacting known top 100 donors. Why aren't organizations expanding beyond their top 100 donors?

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How do fundraisers manage relationships when the vast majority of meetings with new prospective donors don’t result in major gifts? This is data we need to address.

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What do you know about your top prospect? Industry research finds that 66 percent of top prospects aren’t known or assigned to fundraisers. It all comes down to fundraiser capacity. This is data we need to address.

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Personal visits are among a fundraiser’s best methods for inspiring gifts. However, according to research, 53 percent of a frontline fundraiser’s assigned prospects do not receive visits. Within this alarming statistic are missed opportunities. Let’s take a look at why this happens and what can be done about it.

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This week on the AI Ideas column, we speak with Jim Rutt, CIO / CISO at The Dana Foundation. Jim is directing technology to advance brain science at prestigious institutions around the globe.

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Chantal Forster is the Executive Director of Technology Affinity Group (TAG), a membership organization of foundations that promotes the strategic use of technology to further philanthropic goals. As a leader on technology in the nonprofit sector, we were honored at the chance to speak with Chantal when we were given the opportunity. Per usual, when we turned our connection with an industry thought leader into yours by capturing our conversation for Gravyty’s AI Ideas column.

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Sam Caplan is Chief Information Officer at the Walton Family Foundation, the family-led foundation that awarded more than $595 million in grants in 2018 to improve K-12 education, protect rivers and oceans, and invest in Northwest Arkansas and the Arkansas-Mississippi Delta. As a thought leader in nonprofit philanthropy, when Sam speaks – we all listen. We recently sat down for a Q&A about AI in philanthropy.

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The Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) report on Q2 2018 numbers are in and confirm that the donations decline continues. According to the report, the number of donors, retained donors, and revenue is down compared to Q2 2017. We are amidst troubled waters. So, what’s happening?

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Gravyty recently returned from APRA Prospect Development 2018 in Pittsburgh. There, we overwhelmingly heard from researchers who shared their frustration, boredom – and frankly – annoyance by the lack of innovative tools and approaches specifically designed for their role within fundraising operations.

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Co-Founders Adam Martel and Rich Palmer share insights from their experience raising funding. Read the full article via link to VentureFizz to hear what they learned raising funding.

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