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    What To Focus On To Maximize Your Return From Fundraising Events

    By Drew Fox Jordan • September 16, 2021

    With more nonprofits opting for in-person events, fundraising teams will have the experience to know what works and what doesn't to maximize return.

    GRAVYTY Productivity Power Hour on Spotify Mix #28 - Bach n' Roll

    By Drew Fox Jordan • September 15, 2021

    This is the soundtrack that inspires you to #MeetTheMoment and do the best work of your life...for the next 60 minutes. This week: Bach n' Roll

    9 Examples of Data Breaches Caused by Misdirected Emails

    By Drew Fox Jordan • September 14, 2021

    We've rounded up this list of 9 real-world (recent) examples of data breaches caused by misdirected emails.

    What Makes Your Organization A Good Place For Fundraisers To Work?

    By Reilly Conroy • September 13, 2021

    Nonprofit organizations know retaining fundraising talent can be even more challenging than retaining donors. Here's how you can do both well.

    What Performing Arts Nonprofits Can Do To Turn Attendance Into Support

    By Peter Lannoo • September 9, 2021

    Even with the return of live shows, will arts & cultural organizations be able to translate this into increased fundraising revenue?

    GRAVYTY Productivity Power Hour on Spotify Mix #27 - Workin'

    By Drew Fox Jordan • September 8, 2021

    This is the soundtrack that inspires you to #MeetTheMoment and do the best work of your life...for the next 60 minutes. This week: Workin'

    You Sent an Email to the Wrong Person. What Happens Now?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • September 7, 2021

    What are the consequences of firing off an email to the wrong person, and what can you do to prevent it from happening? 

    Finding Value In The Bottom Of The Donor Pyramid

    By Ollie Rothmann • September 6, 2021

    Lower-level donors may not provide much revenue for your organization. But dig a bit deeper, and you'll find an enormous amount of potential giving.

    Donor Retention in Healthcare: What To Focus On This Fiscal Year

    By Ollie Rothmann • September 2, 2021

    Now that we are past the initial shock of the pandemic, how do you plan to capitalize on this influx of first-time donors?

    GRAVYTY Productivity Power Hour on Spotify Mix #26 - Back To School

    By Drew Fox Jordan • September 1, 2021

    This is the soundtrack that inspires you to #MeetTheMoment and do the best work of your life...for the next 60 minutes. This week: Back To School

    The 13 Cybersecurity Sins Of Working From Home

    By Drew Fox Jordan • August 31, 2021

    In this new age of working from home, these are 13 things you shouldn’t do when working remotely from a cybersecurity perspective.

    Using Gravyty Resources To Do The Best Work Of Your Life

    By Drew Fox Jordan • August 30, 2021

    This guide will help break down how you can use different Gravyty resources to transform what is possible in fundraising.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Build Trust with First-Time Donors

    By Lisa Alvezi • August 27, 2021

    The key to retaining first-time donors is to earn their trust. Here's how to build trust fast with donors.

    Why Personalization Shouldn't Be Limited To Only Your Top Donors

    By Ollie Rothmann • August 26, 2021

    Despite the record number of new donors, nonprofits still must continue to prioritize personally recognizing each donor's contributions.

    GRAVYTY Productivity Power Hour on Spotify Mix #25 - The Moon

    By Drew Fox Jordan • August 25, 2021

    This is the soundtrack that inspires you to #MeetTheMoment and do the best work of your life...for the next 60 minutes. This week: The Moon

    Why You Should Be Using Two-Factor Authentication

    By Drew Fox Jordan • August 24, 2021

    Cybersecurity attacks are increasing as the tools used by hackers become more and more sophisticated. The solution? Implementing two-factor authentication.

    Using AI to Boost Virtual Donor Engagement

    By Drew Fox Jordan • August 23, 2021

    Consider this: what if you could be just effective with your regional donor outreach without needing to travel at all?

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Relationship Mapping

    By Lisa Alvezi • August 20, 2021

    You know your donors. But do you know the often hidden dynamics that help them make giving decisions? Here's how to map relationships to uncover insights!

    What Is the Advantage of Fast and Personal Gift Recognition?

    By Ollie Rothmann • August 19, 2021

    Companies that fail to put the customer first fall behind. The same is true for nonprofits that do not prioritize swift and personal stewardship.

    GRAVYTY Productivity Power Hour on Spotify Mix #24 - Vinyl Classics

    By Drew Fox Jordan • August 18, 2021

    This is the soundtrack that inspires you to #MeetTheMoment and do the best work of your life...for the next 60 minutes. This week: Vinyl Classics

    7 Examples of Ransomware Attacks

    By Drew Fox Jordan • August 17, 2021

    With recent attacks on critical infrastructure and hospitals, the world is waking up to how serious ransomware can be.

    How Travel Planning Efficiency Can Strengthen Fundraising Results

    By Drew Fox Jordan • August 16, 2021

    Travel planning can be time-consuming, and ultimately, costly. Here's how you can tighten up that planning and spend more time with donors.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Ready for Fall LYBUNTs?

    By Lisa Alvezi • August 13, 2021

    The seasons are beginning to change. It's time to think about your fall LYBUNTs. Are you ready to personally engage them and inspire giving?

    Why Millennial Donors Should Be On Every Fundraiser's Radar

    By Drew Fox Jordan • August 12, 2021

    On paper, it may not seem like millennials are should be major giving prospects. But the same thing was said about today’s major donors at the same age.

    GRAVYTY Productivity Power Hour on Spotify Mix #23 - Covers Pt. 2

    By Kevin Leahy • August 11, 2021

    This is the soundtrack that inspires you to #MeetTheMoment and do the best work of your life...for the next 60 minutes. This week: Covers Pt. 2

    Where Corporate Giving Fits In Your Overall Fundraising Strategy

    By Drew Fox Jordan • August 10, 2021

    With a strong corporate giving practice, nonprofits are finding new ways to increase giving revenue and further serve their communities.

    How to Be Proactive with Your Fundraising Travel

    By Drew Fox Jordan • August 9, 2021

    While many fundraisers are eager to get back on the road to meet with donors, travel in today’s climate also brings with it various logistical pain points.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: 4 Goals for Donor Visits

    By Lisa Alvezi • August 6, 2021

    There's more to in-person donor visits than making big asks or securing gifts. Here are four other goals that you can strive towards with donors in person.

    What To Consider Before Launching Your Next Fundraising Campaign

    By Ollie Rothmann • August 5, 2021

    Are you planning to launch a capital fundraising campaign in the coming months? Here is what you should be considering be launching to ensure success.

    GRAVYTY Productivity Power Hour on Spotify Mix #22 - Summer Roadtrip

    By Kevin Leahy • August 4, 2021

    This is the soundtrack that inspires you to #MeetTheMoment and do the best work of your life...for the next 60 minutes. This week: Summer Roadtrip

    What's On Gravyty's Radar At aasp 2021: Recovery to Resillience

    By Drew Fox Jordan • August 3, 2021

    This year's aasp Virtual Summit session lineup looks to be an exciting one, but a couple are already standing out to the Gravyty team.

    On The Road Again? The New Reality of Fundraiser Travel

    By Drew Fox Jordan • August 2, 2021

    For fundraiser travel moving forward, there are certain truths to accept to ensure this component of your strategy is optimized.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Fundraising Metrics You Should Care About

    By Lisa Alvezi • July 30, 2021

    There's more to fundraising than just making solicitations. Here's what metrics you should track to show off all your hard work from the past year.

    Gravyty Named As Finalist for SaaS Awards For Second Consecutive Year

    By Drew Fox Jordan • July 29, 2021

    We are excited to announce that for the second year in a row, Gravyty has been shortlisted as a finalist for the SaaS Awards!

    GRAVYTY Productivity Power Hour on Spotify Mix #21 - Going For Gold

    By Kevin Leahy • July 28, 2021

    This is the soundtrack that inspires you to #MeetTheMoment and do the best work of your life...for the next 60 minutes. This week: Going For Gold

    12 Real World Examples of Data Exfiltration

    By Drew Fox Jordan • July 27, 2021

    The best way to illustrate the different types of data exfiltration and the impact these incidents have on nonprofits is with examples.

    Expanding Your Philanthropic Reach With Non-Traditional Fundraisers

    By Ollie Rothmann • July 26, 2021

    Why do we depend solely upon fundraisers to manage donors? Here's how to spread a culture of philanthropy by involving non-traditional fundraisers.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Turn 'Out of Office' into Opportunity

    By Lisa Alvezi • July 23, 2021

    This 'Out of Office' reply tip will get you a response every time!

    Reach Your Goals By Aligning Strategy With Fundraising Talent

    By Drew Fox Jordan • July 22, 2021

    What's the true cost of misaligned fundraising strategy and the talent on the fundraising team? Not hitting your goals is just the start.

    GRAVYTY Productivity Power Hour on Spotify Mix #20 - The Olympics

    By Kevin Leahy • July 21, 2021

    This is the soundtrack that inspires you to #MeetTheMoment and do the best work of your life...for the next 60 minutes. This week: The Olympics

    Five Big-Picture Tasks To Prioritize Heading Into The New Fiscal Year

    By Ollie Rothmann • July 20, 2021

    Heading into the new fiscal year, what is your strategy? To help you get started, here are five big-picture tasks to prioritize as you head into FY22.

    Fundraiser Spotlight: Gayle Robertson, Chief Development Officer

    By Kevin Leahy • July 19, 2021

    In this fundraiser spotlight, learn why Gayle Robertson, Chief Development Officer of Larkin Street Youth Services chose AI for fundraising.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Searching for Stimulus Donors

    By Lisa Alvezi • July 16, 2021

    Generous donors stepped up when they turned stimulus checks over to nonprofits. Here's why you should revisit these donors now.

    Effectively Reach Your Mid-Level Donors With Personalized Stewardship

    By Ollie Rothmann • July 15, 2021

    Too often we see mid-level donors--even those who give right on the cusp of major-giving level--fall through the cracks, so there is no true donor journey.

    GRAVYTY Productivity Power Hour on Spotify Mix #19 - Covers

    By Kevin Leahy • July 14, 2021

    This is the soundtrack that inspires you to #MeetTheMoment and do the best work of your life...for the next 60 minutes. This week: Covers

    Data Security Training: What You Need To Know And Why

    By Drew Fox Jordan • July 13, 2021

    It has probably been longer than you think since your last data security training. Here are a few things you should consider when it comes to retraining.

    Why Tech Adoption Should Be More Than Just A Checked Box For Nonprofits

    By Peter Lannoo • July 12, 2021

    In this world, it’s easy to adopt technology in an effort to keep up. But without a clear and defined strategy, your problems don’t change.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Giving is an Emotional Decision

    By Lisa Alvezi • July 9, 2021

    Gifts aren't financial. They're rooted in emotional connections. Reiterating your donor's emotional appeal is the key to closing gifts.

    How Nonprofits Can Prevent A Fundraiser Exodus

    By Drew Fox Jordan • July 8, 2021

    Now that the workforce is seeing higher rates of turnover, here is how nonprofits can avoid risking its fundraisers leaving for greener pastures.

    GRAVYTY Productivity Power Hour on Spotify Mix #18 - Living In Harmony

    By Kevin Leahy • July 7, 2021

    This is the soundtrack that inspires you to #MeetTheMoment and do the best work of your life...for the next 60 minutes. This week: Living In Harmony

    Re-Thinking Fundraising Metrics: 3 Ways to Keep It Simple

    By Ollie Rothmann • July 6, 2021

    Fundraising metrics shouldn’t be complicated. In fact, the organizations that will win will do so by keeping it simple.

    The Future of Giving: Mining Your Data

    By Ollie Rothmann • July 5, 2021

    The future of giving is uncertain, to say the least. But there are steps we can take to make sure we are staying ahead of future pipeline issues.

    Announcing Gravyty 4.0: This is AI for Fundraising

    By Kevin Leahy • July 1, 2021

    Gravyty 4.0 brings donor data security to all, expands a culture of philanthropy, maps donor journeys to giving, record implementation times & more.

    GRAVYTY Productivity Power Hour on Spotify Mix #17 - Independence Day

    By Kevin Leahy • June 30, 2021

    This is the soundtrack that inspires you to #MeetTheMoment and do the best work of your life...for the next 60 minutes. This week: Independence Day

    Giving Predictions: Assessing 2021 at the Halfway Mark

    By Drew Fox Jordan • June 30, 2021

    As more data is unveiled about 2020 charitable giving results and patterns, we continue to gain a clearer understanding of the pandemic’s role.

    AFP ICON 2021: Our Top Sessions From This Year's Conference

    By Drew Fox Jordan • June 29, 2021

    There are lots of amazing sessions at AFP ICON this year. Here are some of the Gravyty team's favorites.

    Big Brothers Big Sisters Bigger Together: Our Favorite Sessions

    By Drew Fox Jordan • June 28, 2021

    Gravyty is providing you with some recaps from sessions at Bigger Together you couldn't make it to for you to get caught up.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Declutter & Fundraise More Productively

    By Lisa Alvezi • June 25, 2021

    Clutter kills productivity. Avoid putting unnecessary limits on your fundraising superpowers!

    Sessions We Are Looking Forward To at AFP ICON 2021

    By Drew Fox Jordan • June 24, 2021

    Here are the sessions we are most looking forward to this year at AFP ICON. We hope to see you there! 

    GRAVYTY Productivity Power Hour on Spotify Mix #16 - Dad Rock to the Fiscal Year End

    By Kevin Leahy • June 23, 2021

    This is the soundtrack that inspires you to #MeetTheMoment and do the best work of your life...for the next 60 minutes. This week: Fiscal Year End Dad Rock

    Where You Can Find Gravyty At This Year's Bigger Together Conference

    By Drew Fox Jordan • June 22, 2021

    Gravyty is looking forward to seeing you at this year's Big Brothers Big Sisters of America National Conference!

    How Nonprofits Can Avoid Mistakes That Cost Them Fundraising Revenue

    By Ollie Rothmann • June 21, 2021

    For many nonprofits, your ‘go-to’ strategy in previous years may not be the best option moving forward. Here's how to avoid those costly mistakes.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: 5 Principles of Great Communication

    By Lisa Alvezi • June 18, 2021

    Great communication can dissolve so many barriers that stand between your donors and a gift. Here are 5 principles of great communication.

    Why Portfolio Saturation Is The Top Metric To Watch Right Now

    By Kat McCarron • June 17, 2021

    After a year of shifting priorities and economic volatility, here's why portfolio saturation should be your focus to continue philanthropic momentum.

    GRAVYTY Productivity Power Hour on Spotify Mix #15 - Juneteenth

    By Kevin Leahy • June 16, 2021

    This is the soundtrack that inspires you to #MeetTheMoment and do the best work of your life... for the next 60 minutes. This week: Juneteenth

    Am l AI?

    By Jennifer London • June 15, 2021

    What is AI in this case? Why does it have the word artificial? What's intelligent about it? And why would anyone responsible for philanthropy need it?  

    4 Tips to Keeping Your Team Accountable This Summer

    By Kat McCarron • June 14, 2021

    Even with the sun and fun this time of year, it’s also important to keep your organization’s fundraising goals and strategies moving forward too.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: 7 Keys to Better Discovery Phone Calls

    By Lisa Alvezi • June 11, 2021

    Few fundraisers will say that donor discovery calls are the best part of the job. Here are seven ways to master those cold calls and build a pipeline.

    Philanthropic Giving Was Up In 2020. Can You Say The Same For 2021?

    By Peter Lannoo • June 10, 2021

    The playbook for a path forward into 2021 will not look the same as last year. What changes need to be made so you can continue to see success?

    GRAVYTY Productivity Power Hour on Spotify Mix #14 - National DJ Month

    By Kevin Leahy • June 9, 2021

    This is the soundtrack that inspires you to #MeetTheMoment and do the best work of your life... for the next 60 minutes. This week: National DJ Month

    Cyberattacks Are On The Rise. How Can You Keep Your Data Safe?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • June 8, 2021

    Here is our guide for what you can do to strengthen your security program, prepare your workforce, and keep your organization’s information safe.

    5 Best Practices to Guide Your Post-COVID Fundraising Pivot

    By Drew Fox Jordan • June 7, 2021

    Here are some of the top tips for making the preparations necessary for nonprofit fundraising to excel after the pandemic subsides. 

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Summer Strategy

    By Lisa Alvezi • June 4, 2021

    Be honest. Planning to take a lot of PTO this summer? I don't blame you. Here's how to marry a summer of reopening with crushing your fundraising goals.

    Rethink Your Giving Strategies With an Emphasis on Social Good

    By Drew Fox Jordan • June 3, 2021

    With a return to “normal” comes an opportunity for nonprofit organizations to rethink their strategies and shift their giving models.

    GRAVYTY Productivity Power Hour on Spotify Mix #13 - Sounds of Summer

    By Kevin Leahy • June 2, 2021

    This is the soundtrack that inspires you to #MeetTheMoment and do the best work of your life... for the next 60 minutes. This week: Sounds of Summer

    10 Ways To Recognize An Insider Threat At Your Nonprofit

    By Drew Fox Jordan • June 1, 2021

    While every incident is different, there are some tell-tale signs of an Insider Threat. Here are 10 you should be aware of before a potential breach.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Donor Intent

    By Lisa Alvezi • May 28, 2021

    Donors give to what is near and dear to their hearts, not your institution's needs. Here's how to keep your donor's intent central in fundraising.

    🏖 Gravyty Giveaway - Win the Best Summer of Your Life 😎

    By Kevin Leahy • May 27, 2021

    Enter to win the Gravyty Summer Giveaway, including a YETI cooler, Tommy Bahama chairs, a Coleman grill, a JBL Bluetooth speaker, and MORE! #BESTSUMMEREVER

    GRAVYTY Productivity Power Hour on Spotify Mix #12 - QUICK TO THE HOOK

    By Kevin Leahy • May 26, 2021

    This is the soundtrack that inspires you to #MeetTheMoment and do the best work of your life... for the next 60 minutes. This week: Quick to the Hook

    How Can We Convert Pandemic Donors To Annual Supporters?

    By Ollie Rothmann • May 25, 2021

    Now that the initial shock of the pandemic has passed, will your new donors continue giving? Here's how to ensure that pandemic support doesn't stop.

    Gravyty Brings AI for Fundraising to 2021 BBBSA National Conference

    By Kevin Leahy • May 24, 2021

    Gravyty returns to BBBSA's Bigger Together 2021 to show associations how AI for fundraising transforms giving and engages Bigs like never before!

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Stop Doing Your Homework Part 2

    By Lisa Alvezi • May 21, 2021

    Preparing for donors is critical, but when is it too much? Part 2 of my 2-part guide for knowing when it's time to stop researching and start reaching out.

    Are You Communicating Organizational Needs To Your Entire Donor Base?

    By Peter Lannoo • May 20, 2021

    Organizations can’t count on donors to do their own extensive research and wait for gifts to fall into their lap.

    GRAVYTY Productivity Power Hour on Spotify Mix #11 - MOVIN' & GROOVIN'

    By Kevin Leahy • May 19, 2021

    This is the soundtrack that inspires you to #MeetTheMoment and do the best work of your life... for the next 60 minutes. This week: movin' & groovin'

    Gravyty Earns Special Recognition on Inc. Magazine's 2021 Best Workplaces in America

    By Kevin Leahy • May 18, 2021

    Gravyty, the first AI company focused solely on Social Good, earns coveted spot on 'Editor's List' for investing in employee success during the pandemic.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Stop Doing Your Homework

    By Lisa Alvezi • May 14, 2021

    Preparing for donors is critical, but when is it too much? Part 1 of my 2-part guide for knowing when it's time to stop researching and start reaching out.

    At a Glance: How To Futureproof Your Fundraising Operations

    By Ollie Rothmann • May 13, 2021

    For many nonprofits, the fiscal year end is here, which means putting your head down and getting to the finish. However, this year is a little different.

    GRAVYTY Productivity Power Hour on Spotify Mix #10 - BLUES

    By Kevin Leahy • May 12, 2021

    This is the soundtrack that inspires you to #MeetTheMoment and do the best work of your life... for the next 60 minutes. This week: blues

    This Type Of Cyberattack Could Be The Future Of Ransomware

    By Drew Fox Jordan • May 11, 2021

    For years, ransomware attacks were the encryption of a victim's files and held ransom for a fee. But some attackers also dabbled in another approach.

    Automation vs. Personalization: How Your Stewardship Can Have Both

    By Peter Lannoo • May 10, 2021

    With complete personalization taking up valuable bandwidth, but automation seeming cold and impersonal, is there anywhere else to turn?

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: The Power of Silence

    By Lisa Alvezi • May 7, 2021

    Tools aren't always technologies. Fundraisers require amazing communication toolsets. Here's how silence improves donor communications and outcomes.

    Are You Giving Yourself Enough Chances To Find Your Next Major Donor?

    By Peter Lannoo • May 6, 2021

    Gift officers will need to step outside their comfort zones to find solutions to answer the age-old question that everyone wants to know the answer to.

    GRAVYTY Productivity Power Hour on Spotify Mix #9 - The 80s

    By Kevin Leahy • May 5, 2021

    This is the soundtrack that inspires you to #MeetTheMoment and do the best work of your life... for the next 60 minutes. This week: The 80s.

    Ransomware Attacks Can Be Devastating, And They’re Only Getting Worse

    By Drew Fox Jordan • May 4, 2021

    Ransomware attacks are not only appearing at a higher rate than ever before, criminals are also cashing in on organizations that are not prepared.

    How To Turn Potential Into Sustainable Fundraising Revenue

    By Ollie Rothmann • May 3, 2021

    Nonprofit jobs are coming back, which means fundraising shops are returning to pre-pandemic staffing levels. Are your new fundraisers equipped to succeed?

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Major Gift Asks - Don't Do It Alone.

    By Lisa Alvezi • April 30, 2021

    Don't make your major gift asks alone! Here's who you should enlist to increase the chances that you close the gift.

    Thinking About Adopting AI? Here Are 5 Things To Look For

    By Drew Fox Jordan • April 29, 2021

    There are five ways to assess if bringing on AI is right for your nonprofit.

    GRAVYTY Productivity Power Hour on Spotify Mix #8 - CLASSIC ROCK

    By Kevin Leahy • April 28, 2021

    This is the soundtrack that inspires you to #MeetTheMoment and do the best work of your life... for the next 60 minutes. This week: Classic Rock.

    How Communicating Your Organization's Impact Drives Future Giving

    By Peter Lannoo • April 27, 2021

    Donor communication isn't just making asks. It includes conveying what is happening at your organization and the impact their gift would make.

    The Impact of Fundraising: Week of April 25

    By Adam Martel • April 25, 2021

    In this series, we take a look at the current news impacting the nonprofit sector, specifically fundraising.

    AI Spotlight: How a Fundraiser Increased Giving by 300% in One Year

    By Kevin Leahy • April 24, 2021

    Baptist Health Foundation's Valerie Brown shares why being AI for fundraising is transformational and how it empowered her to increase giving by 300%.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Fundraiser Bandwidth

    By Lisa Alvezi • April 23, 2021

    There is no reason that background work should limit a fundraiser's ability to personally connect with donors. Here's how the AI-enabled fundraiser works!

    How To Use Planned Giving For Sustainable Fundraising Revenue

    By Ollie Rothmann • April 22, 2021

    Despite the time it takes to develop a planned gift relationship, those donors could have the greatest impact on your organization's bottom line.

    GRAVYTY Productivity Power Hour on Spotify Mix #7 - SOUL

    By Kevin Leahy • April 21, 2021

    This is the soundtrack that inspires you to #MeetTheMoment and do the best work of your life... for the next 60 minutes. This week: Soul Jams.

    Are Your Short-Term and Long-Term Fundraising Goals Aligned?

    By Ollie Rothmann • April 19, 2021

    When your current fiscal year ends, are you prepared for the next one? Take a look at how to align short-term priorities with long-term goals.

    The Impact of Fundraising: Week of April 18

    By Adam Martel • April 17, 2021

    In this series, we take a look at the current news impacting the nonprofit sector, specifically fundraising.

    Six Questions Every Fundraiser Needs To Ask Before Donor Outreach

    By Drew Fox Jordan • April 15, 2021

    When it comes to donor outreach, not all data is created equal. Here is what gift officers should be looking for before they reach out to giving prospects.

    GRAVYTY Productivity Power Hour on Spotify Mix #6 - HAPPY SPRING

    By Kevin Leahy • April 14, 2021

    This is the soundtrack that inspires you to #MeetTheMoment and do the best work of your life... for the next 60 minutes. This week: Happiness.

    Can Humans Effectively Manage A Nonprofit's Relationship With Its Donors?

    By Marijana Radić Boone • April 13, 2021

    Unfortunately for most organizations, relationships with donors are limited by the size of the fundraising teams.

    Reimagining A Night At The Museum: Strategies To Drive Charitable Giving

    By Nick Roy • April 12, 2021

    While art lovers long for days of old, the reality is museums must unveil new strategies for driving charitable income to ensure their doors remain open.

    Gravyty Announces Free Fundraising Master Class

    By Kevin Leahy • April 12, 2021

    This immersive Master Class from Gravyty's Lisa Alvezi walks fundraisers and nonprofit leaders through the last 90 days of the fiscal year.

    The Impact of Fundraising: Week of April 11

    By Adam Martel • April 10, 2021

    In this series, we take a look at the current news impacting the nonprofit sector, specifically fundraising.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Announcing Fundraising Master Class

    By Lisa Alvezi • April 9, 2021

    Are you prepared to sprint to the finish of the fiscal year? Gravyty's Fundraising Master Class gives you the complete roadmap you need, entirely FREE.

    How To Prepare Your Fundraisers For a Post-Pandemic Future

    By Ollie Rothmann • April 8, 2021

    Necessity is the mother of invention. And our current climate has forced many leaders in the industry to take notice of the need for change and respond.

    GRAVYTY Productivity Power Hour on Spotify Mix #5 - BASEBALL

    By Kevin Leahy • April 7, 2021

    This is the soundtrack that inspires you to #MeetTheMoment and do the best work of your life... for the next 60 minutes. This week: Baseball.

    Why Traditional Rule-Based Data Security Needs to Expand

    By Drew Fox Jordan • April 6, 2021

    Rule-based data loss prevention can be a blunt instrument. Rules simply don’t reflect the limitless nuances of human behavior.

    The Impact of Fundraising: Week of April 4

    By Adam Martel • April 3, 2021

    In this series, we take a look at the current news impacting the nonprofit sector, specifically fundraising.

    COVID’s Impact on Nonprofit Jobs and What It Means for Fundraising

    By Ollie Rothmann • April 1, 2021

    Reverting back to the way things were done in the past is not the path to future success.

    GRAVYTY Productivity Power Hour on Spotify Mix #4

    By Kevin Leahy • March 31, 2021

    This is the soundtrack that inspires you to #MeetTheMoment and do the best work of your life... for the next 60 minutes. This week: Classical.

    Data Security Terms To Know: What Is A Social Engineering Hack?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • March 30, 2021

    Cybercriminals are getting smarter every day, and are using social engineering to steal data. But what is social engineering and how are hackers using it?

    Why The Time Is Now To Invest In Your Development Team

    By Peter Lannoo • March 29, 2021

    There has never been a better time to invest in your development team. So why now? We take a look at what makes this moment prime for investment.

    The Impact of Fundraising: Week of March 28

    By Adam Martel • March 27, 2021

    In this series, we take a look at the current news impacting the nonprofit sector, specifically fundraising.

    Gravyty CEO Adam Martel and AAAC Featured in USA Today

    By Drew Fox Jordan • March 26, 2021

    Gravyty CEO Adam Martel recently penned an article alongside AAAC Chair Reed Sheard, Ph.D. titled 'How Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Fundraising'

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Confidently Pass the 2.7-Second Test

    By Lisa Alvezi • March 26, 2021

    Did you know that you only have 2.7 seconds to capture your donors' attention once your email lands in their inbox? Yikes! Here's how to clear that hurdle.

    How To Identify and Stop The Cracks In Your Donor Pyramid

    By Drew Fox Jordan • March 25, 2021

    This article is not retrospective. In fact, it’s an introduction to fixing a broken donor pyramid problem that was previously masked.

    GRAVYTY Productivity Power Hour on Spotify Mix #3

    By Kevin Leahy • March 24, 2021

    This is the soundtrack that inspires you to #MeetTheMoment and do the best work of your life... for the next 60 minutes. Inspired by the 2021 GRAMMY Awards

    4 Email Security Tips For Nonprofits To Keep Your Donor Data Safe

    By Drew Fox Jordan • March 24, 2021

    The idea of data breaches being more a question of when rather than if has become mainstream. Here are some ways for nonprofits to reduce security risks.

    How Can We Make Up For Lost Revenue From Fundraising Events?

    By Ollie Rothmann • March 22, 2021

    Instead of jumping to layoffs as a cost-saving device, is it possible to reposition the staff you already have to contribute in new and engaging ways?

    The Impact of Fundraising: Week of March 21

    By Adam Martel • March 20, 2021

    In this series, we take a look at the current news impacting the nonprofit sector, specifically fundraising.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: How Soon Is Too Soon?

    By Lisa Alvezi • March 19, 2021

    How soon is too soon for cold call follow-up? Here's a strategic cadence you can use to qualify and disqualify major gift prospects.

    The Psychology of Giving: Why Do Donors Do What They Do?

    By Nick Roy • March 18, 2021

    Why do donors do what they do? We examine the psychology behind donors' motivation to give and the role that fundraisers play.

    GRAVYTY Productivity Power Hour on Spotify Mix #2

    By Kevin Leahy • March 17, 2021

    This is the soundtrack that inspires you to #MeetTheMoment and do the best work of your life... for the next 60 minutes. Inspired by St. Patrick's Day ☘️!

    Pros and Cons of Phishing Awareness Training

    By Drew Fox Jordan • March 16, 2021

    While phishing awareness training will help employees spot phishing scams, it’s not a silver bullet.

    NEAHP: Our Top Sessions From This Year's Conference

    By Peter Lannoo • March 15, 2021

    There were lots of amazing sessions at NEAHP's annual educational conference this year. Here are some of the Gravyty team's favorites.

    The Impact of Fundraising: Week of March 14

    By Adam Martel • March 13, 2021

    In this series, we take a look at the current news impacting the nonprofit sector, specifically fundraising.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Get Your Accomplishments Recognized

    By Lisa Alvezi • March 12, 2021

    Everyone likes to feel like their hard work is being recognized. Here are some easy steps you to take to make sure your boss sees the results you produce.

    The Benefits of Incorporating A Digital Strategy Into Your Fundraising

    By Ollie Rothmann • March 11, 2021

    No matter which segment of your donor pool you are tailoring your strategy for, one thing remains the overarching goal: one-to-one engagement at scale.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • March 10, 2021

    In this series, we take a look at the current news impacting the nonprofit sector, specifically fundraising.

    Announcing GRAVYTY Productivity Power Hour on Spotify

    By Kevin Leahy • March 10, 2021

    This is the soundtrack that inspires you to #MeetTheMoment and do the best work of your life... for the next 60 minutes.

    Taking Work Home With You? Here's Why You Should Think Twice

    By Drew Fox Jordan • March 9, 2021

    Fundraisers routinely send work from their work email account to their personal account to more easily work from home, or outside office hours.

    Why White-Glove Treatment Shouldn't Be Reserved Only For Top Donors

    By Peter Lannoo • March 8, 2021

    Providing a highly personalized giving experience for every donor is always the goal, but sometimes, it can be harder to achieve than we want to admit.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: 5 Ways To Ask For A Planned Gift

    By Lisa Alvezi • March 5, 2021

    Planned Giving has enormous potential. But before you assume that means you have to get a donor to change their will, read this blog!

    Why is Email Data Hard to Regulate With Policy?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • March 4, 2021

    Nonprofits must implement security measures that decrease their likelihood of suffering a breach. Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done.

    The Death of the Phonathon? How to Evaluate If That's True For You

    By Marijana Radić Boone • March 3, 2021

    Has the phonathon breathed its last breath for fundraising? Here are three points of data to help your organization make its own decision.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • March 3, 2021

    In this series, we take a look at the current news impacting the nonprofit sector, specifically fundraising.

    How Fundraisers Can Show Value Without Showing Profits

    By Peter Lannoo • March 2, 2021

    Nonprofits measure success based on impact in the community, not revenue. That impact is not shown when organizations report their bottom line.

    Gravyty Featured As Sponsor At NEAHP Annual Educational Conference

    By Drew Fox Jordan • March 1, 2021

    Here are some of the sessions that we are most looking forward to at this year's NEAHP virtual experience.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: A View Into Research & Wealth Screening

    By Lisa Alvezi • February 26, 2021

    Fundraisers, do you have questions about the research side of your office that you just don't know how to answer? Here's a quick guide that can help.

    How Donor-Fundraiser Interactions Have Evolved In Our Digital World

    By Peter Lannoo • February 26, 2021

    With last year’s plans and strategies shelved for the time being, fundraisers must continue to find new ways to communicate and engage with donors.

    LIVE WEBINAR: Personalized Donor Outreach for Days of Giving

    By Drew Fox Jordan • February 25, 2021

    Join SDSU and Gravyty on March 15 at 3 pm ET // 12 pm PT as we explore a new approach to days of giving that’s built on a foundation of personal outreach.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • February 24, 2021

    In this series, we take a look at the current news impacting the nonprofit sector, specifically fundraising.

    Why Is Having A Digital Gift Officer So Important?

    By Ollie Rothmann • February 24, 2021

    Why is it critically important to figure out how to build a digital gift officer program now?

    How To Stop Depending On Major Gifts For Revenue

    By Ollie Rothmann • February 23, 2021

    We have all heard the old saying about 10 percent of the donor base giving 90 percent of the fundraising revenue. But, have we all taken this for granted?

    From Event-Based to Donor-Centric Fundraising with the Help of AI

    By Drew Fox Jordan • February 23, 2021

    Gravyty Fundraiser Spotlight: How do you turn event-based fundraising into mission-focused fundraising?

    Gravyty Featured As Sponsor At 2021 NAIS Online Annual Conference

    By Drew Fox Jordan • February 22, 2021

    Heading to NAIS Online Annual Conference this year? Here are some of the sessions Gravyty is looking forward to.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Hello, It's Me...

    By Marijana Radić Boone • February 19, 2021

    Why is it that the most seemingly easy tasks fall to the bottom of our to-do lists? Here's why getting contact reports into your CRM is critical.

    CASE All Districts: Our Top Sessions From This Year's Conference

    By Drew Fox Jordan • February 19, 2021

    There were lots of amazing sessions at CASE All Districts this year. Here are some of the Gravyty team's favorites.

    For Nonprofits, Not All Innovation Is Created Equal

    By Peter Lannoo • February 18, 2021

    Innovation doesn’t have to be hampered by resource scarcity. In fact, when innovation is applied unequally, it can limit an organization’s progress.

    Gravyty at CASE All Districts: Our Favorite Sessions From Day 2

    By Drew Fox Jordan • February 18, 2021

    For this year’s CASE All Districts Conference, Gravyty is providing you with some recaps from sessions you couldn't make it to for you to get caught up.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • February 17, 2021

    In this series, we take a look at the current news impacting the nonprofit sector, specifically fundraising.

    Gravyty at CASE All Districts: Our Favorite Sessions From Day One

    By Drew Fox Jordan • February 17, 2021

    For this year’s CASE All Districts Conference, Gravyty is providing you with some recaps from sessions you couldn't make it to for you to get caught up.

    Donor Fatigue Is Setting In. How Can We Keep Up The Momentum?

    By Ollie Rothmann • February 16, 2021

    With donor fatigue being a palpable threat, how are fundraisers addressing the increasingly important mid-level donors?

    How We Can Support Our Communities By Supporting The Arts

    By Nick Roy • February 12, 2021

    Communities depend on our second responders to fuel the arts and drive culture. So amidst the chaos, how can they find the path forward?

    The Future of Data Loss Prevention

    By Drew Fox Jordan • February 11, 2021

    Preventing data breaches is no longer possible through security training alone. What steps can you take today to protect your most valuable assets?

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • February 10, 2021

    In this series, we take a look at the current news impacting the nonprofit sector, specifically fundraising.

    What Role Does Emotional vs. Rational Thinking Have In Fundraising?

    By Peter Lannoo • February 10, 2021

    Understanding a donor's motivation to give is a crucial step. What should fundraisers know about what it means to think emotionally or rationally?

    The Psychology Behind Human Error and What That Means For Nonprofits

    By Drew Fox Jordan • February 9, 2021

    By learning the psychology behind human error, nonprofits can better understand how to prevent mistakes from happening before they turn into breaches.

    Meet the Moment: New Strategy for Today's Advancement Challenge

    By Drew Fox Jordan • February 9, 2021

    Can you #MeetTheMoment? Find out how at this year's CASE All Districts Conference.

    Personalized Stewardship at Scale: What Are The Challenges?

    By Ollie Rothmann • February 8, 2021

    Personalized stewardship is the goal for every nonprofit. But for organizations that saw increased giving in 2020, how can they scale to meet the moment?

    From Event-Based to Donor-Centric Fundraising with Big Sister Boston

    By Drew Fox Jordan • February 8, 2021

    Join us and Big Sister Boston for our live webinar 'From Event-Based to Donor-Centric Fundraising with the Help of Artificial Intelligence'

    On-Demand Webinar: AI for Fundraising with Gleaners Food Bank

    By Drew Fox Jordan • February 5, 2021

    Check out our free on-demand webinar on how Gleaners Food Bank is managing the mountain of work to forward their mission in 2021 with the help of AI.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • February 3, 2021

    In this series, we take a look at the current news impacting the nonprofit sector, specifically fundraising.

    Gravyty Featured As Platinum Sponsor At CASE All Districts Conference

    By Drew Fox Jordan • February 2, 2021

    Gravyty is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor for this year's CASE All Districts Conference being held February 16-18, 2021.

    Fundraising In 2021? It All Depends On the Vaccine, Stimulus, and More

    By Ollie Rothmann • February 2, 2021

    What will fundraising look like in 2021? That depends on the vaccine, economic stimulus, and a whole lot more.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: How to Close Your Emails to Donors

    By Lisa Alvezi • January 29, 2021

    The way you close out an email to a donor or prospect can make or break the engagement. Here's how to get it right.

    9 Data Security Terms Nonprofits Need To Know

    By Drew Fox Jordan • January 28, 2021

    Here are 9 data security terms and phrases that nonprofits leaders should know before a data breach.

    Gravyty at AFPMA's Fundraising Day In Boston: This Year's Scholarship Winners

    By Drew Fox Jordan • January 28, 2021

    Gravyty is honored to announce the recipients of the David Woodruff Scholarship for AFPMA. These scholarships are awarded to fundraisers who are working on behalf of organizations that could not otherwise afford to attend Fundraising Day in Boston.

    How Can Technology Enable Fundraisers to Use Their Emotional Intelligence?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • January 28, 2021

    What sets candidates apart in the philanthropic sector isn’t listed on a resume or LinkedIn. It’s their emotional intelligence. How can EQ be supported even in the digital age?

    SPOTLIGHT: AI Fundraising for Independent Schools with Loyola Academy

    By Kevin Leahy • January 27, 2021

    Fundraising for Independent Schools: "Gravyty is a terrific reminder that it's the 'little touches' that can make a difference..."

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • January 27, 2021

    In this series, we take a look at the current news impacting the nonprofit sector, specifically fundraising. Our intention is not to be reactive, but to be proactive in our analysis of the news and consider how fundraising and philanthropic efforts can improve outcomes and adapt to meet the times.

    Gravyty at AFPMA's Fundraising Day in Boston: AI for Nonprofits

    By Drew Fox Jordan • January 27, 2021

    Last year, Gravyty CEO Adam Martel gave the plenary keynote address at AFPMA’s Fundraising Day in Boston. His address was about the importance of innovation in the nonprofit sector, discussing how and why artificial intelligence (AI) empowers us to transform what we previously thought was impossible.

    Gravyty at CASE-NAIS: Our Favorite Sessions

    By Drew Fox Jordan • January 26, 2021

    Gravyty is providing you with some recaps from sessions at CASE-NAIS you couldn't make it to for you to get caught up.

    Gravyty at AFPMA's Fundraising Week in Boston: Our Favorite Sessions

    By Drew Fox Jordan • January 26, 2021

    We know you can't attend every session, so we are providing some recaps from sessions you couldn't make it to. 

    Gravyty at AFPMA's Fundraising Week In Boston: Sessions We Are Looking Forward To

    By Drew Fox Jordan • January 25, 2021

    Ahead of AFPMA's Fundraising Week In Boston, we connected with one of the Major Gifts Managers’ Roundtable participants, Julia Mayer, Director of Philanthropy at Year Up, to learn about what she expects to bring to this year's conference.

    Gravyty Featured As Sponsor At This Year's AFPMA Conference

    By Drew Fox Jordan • January 25, 2021

    Gravyty is excited to return as a sponsor for AFP MA's Fundraising Week In Boston to help bring together development professionals throughout New England for an interactive week of learning, connection, and inspiration.

    6 Sessions We Are Looking Forward To At This Year's CASE-NAIS

    By Drew Fox Jordan • January 25, 2021

    There are lots of exciting sessions we are looking forward to, but a couple stood out to us. Here are the 6 sessions we are most looking forward to this year at CASE-NAIS.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Advocate For Technology That Will Transform Your Fundraising

    By Marijana Radić Boone • January 22, 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic forced nonprofits to re-examine how we use technology to accomplish our goals. Here's how you can advocate for technology that will transform how your nonprofit does business.

    The Evolution of Fundraising is Now: Gravyty and Washburn & McGoldrick Announce Complete Digital Gift Officer Training

    By Kevin Leahy • January 21, 2021

    The Evolution of Fundraising is Now: Gravyty and Washburn & McGoldrick Deepen Partnership to Offer The Complete Training for Digital Gift Officers

    What is Data Exfiltration on Email and How Do You Prevent It?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • January 21, 2021

    While there are various ways in which someone can exfiltrate data, email is always the biggest risk. What makes data exfiltration on email so dangerous, and how can nonprofits get ahead of it to prevent the next major data breach?

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • January 20, 2021

    In this series, we take a look at the current news impacting the nonprofit sector, specifically fundraising. Our intention is not to be reactive, but to be proactive in our analysis of the news and consider how fundraising and philanthropic efforts can improve outcomes and adapt to meet the times.

    Even After The Pandemic, a Food Bank’s Work Is Far From Over

    By Ollie Rothmann • January 20, 2021

    There is no question that there is still a critical need for food banks in the short term. But after the pandemic, the work of food banks is still far from over.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: 5 Email Subject Lines That Engage Donors

    By Lisa Alvezi • January 15, 2021

    These 5 subject lines will get your donors' attention.

    How To Know If Your Data Is Safe - Both Internally and Externally

    By Drew Fox Jordan • January 14, 2021

    Development offices hold sensitive donor data and require high-level security measures to keep that data safe. So why aren't fundraising software vendors, who have access to the same donor data, held to similarly high expectations of security?

    Gravyty Featured As Sponsor At This Year's NAIS Annual Conference

    By Drew Fox Jordan • January 13, 2021

    This year's annual NAIS conference will look a little bit different as a 100 percent virtual event. However, Gravyty is proud to sponsor this must-attend, annual event for independent schools and advancement professionals.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • January 13, 2021

    In this series, we take a look at the current news impacting the nonprofit sector, specifically fundraising. Our intention is not to be reactive, but to be proactive in our analysis of the news and consider how fundraising and philanthropic efforts can improve outcomes and adapt to meet the times.

    Are You Ready To Prove Alumni Engagement?

    By Kevin Leahy • January 12, 2021

    In recent years, there has been a skeptical eye turned on the metrics that make up the U.S. News and World Report rankings, particularly within advancement and the measurement of alumni participation.

    When The World Reopens, Will Museums Still Be There?

    By Ollie Rothmann • January 12, 2021

    The shuttering of many in-person events, such as fundraising galas or even allowing patrons to visit the exhibits, has forced museum leaders to seriously question the survival of these institutions due to plunges in revenue.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: 4 Stewardship Tips for January

    By Lisa Alvezi • January 8, 2021

    With the first week of January, it's typical that we analyze rather than act. Here are four fundraising stewardship tips you can put into action today.

    Gravyty Announces Marijana Radić Boone as Director of Data Solutions and Implementation

    By Kevin Leahy • January 8, 2021

    We're proud to announce that Marijana Radić Boone has joined the Gravyty team as Director of Data Solutions and Implementation. Welcome!

    Artificial Intelligence for Food Bank Fundraising with Gleaners

    By Kevin Leahy • January 7, 2021

    Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana & its fundraisers have 160,000+ reasons they say 'Gravyty gives us the opportunity for the unexpected to happen.'

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