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    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

    We know you can't attend every session, so for this year’s CASE-NAIS Independent Schools Conference, Gravyty is providing you with some recaps from sessions you couldn't make it to for you to get caught up.

    Gravyty at AFPMA's Fundraising Week in Boston 2021: Our Favorite Sessions

    By Drew Fox Jordan • January 26, 2021

    During this year’s AFPMA Fundraising Week In Boston, Gravyty is attending some of the amazing sessions lined up this week. 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.'

    The Budget Conundrum: Is it Feasible to Scale Fundraising?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • January 7, 2021

    All advancement leaders want to grow giving. But the traditional model of fundraising makes it impossible to grow at scale. What's the hangup? Plain and simple, it's a matter of budget. 

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • January 6, 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.

    Data Loss Prevention in Health Care: What You Need To Know

    By Drew Fox Jordan • January 5, 2021

    In order to remain compliant and prevent data loss incidents and breaches, health care leaders must have visibility over data movement. But data loss incidents are happening up to 38 times more frequently than leaders currently estimate. 

    How Can Fundraisers Find Focus In The New Year?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • January 4, 2021

    When unexpected issues arise, personalizing communications with donors becomes even more of a challenge for gift officers. When the only constant is uncertainty, fundraisers need a home base to return to. 

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Impress Your Boss

    By Lisa Alvezi • January 1, 2021

    Sometimes doing the best work of your life comes back around to showing your boss that you are prepared and ready to execute. Here's how to start 2021 on that note.

    Gravyty Customers Raise $388.8M on Gravyty's AI Platform in 2020

    By Drew Fox Jordan • December 31, 2020

    Gravyty and AI made a $388.8 Million difference for nonprofit organizations in 2020. See the numbers that show the impact of AI transformation.

    Gravyty's Greatest Hits of 2020

    By Drew Fox Jordan • December 30, 2020

    This year for Gravyty’s annual “Greatest Hits” collection, we considered everything - from our company culture, to our amazing partnerships with our customers, and even the impact we work tirelessly to make on the world at large.

    [LIVE WEBINAR] AI for Fundraising with Gleaners Food Bank

    By Kevin Leahy • December 30, 2020

    Join Gleaners Food Bank and Gravyty for a one-of-a-kind webinar where we examine how to leverage AI to make the most of the busiest time of the year.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • December 30, 2020

    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 & AAAC Report Featured In The NonProfit Times

    By Drew Fox Jordan • December 29, 2020

    The AAAC's State of AI in Advancement report was recently featured in The NonProfit Times showing how the nonprofit industry is reacting to challenges laid out by the pandemic and how AI can be used as a tool to help solve them.

    Gravyty's Best Of 2020 - Customer Successes

    By Drew Fox Jordan • December 29, 2020

    Despite the tumultuous events of 2020, Gravyty's partners were still able to succeed in new and transformative ways. We've compiled this ‘Best Of’ list of some of the most inspiring customer stories from the year gone by.

    World Renowned Space Exploration Expert Announces Interview with Gravyty CEO

    By Kevin Leahy • December 23, 2020

    What does the bleeding edge of space discovery have to do with artificial intelligence for fundraising? Turns out, a lot. Discover a side of artificial intelligence that you've never seen before, as Frank White, the world-renowned author, sits down with Gravyty CEO, Adam Martel.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • December 23, 2020

    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.

    Types of Email Attacks Every Nonprofit Should Prepare For

    By Drew Fox Jordan • December 22, 2020

    In order to keep organizations secure, it is important that employees are able to recognize the most common types of email attacks and understand the potential impact that they could have.

    AiThority: Gravyty First Nonprofit Tech AI Company to Pass SOC 2

    By Kevin Leahy • December 21, 2020

    Gravyty's flawless SOC 2 certification means nonprofits can confidently look to Gravyty and AI as they plot the path forward in the new decade.

    Gravyty & AAAC's Work Featured In Chronicle of Philanthropy

    By Drew Fox Jordan • December 21, 2020

    The AAAC and its work was recently featured in the Chronicle of Philanthropy showing how the nonprofit industry now widely views AI as a tool that can help organizations solve some of their most pressing issues caused by the pandemic. 

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: The Year-End Giving Countdown

    By Lisa Alvezi • December 18, 2020

    Just two weeks remain to engage with donors and prospective donors to ask them for a calendar year-end gift. In this week's Gravyty Fundraising Academy -- The Year-End Giving Countdown!

    Gravyty is the First Nonprofit Tech AI Company to Pass SOC 2 Certification

    By Kevin Leahy • December 17, 2020

    Gravyty becomes the first nonprofit tech AI company to pass SOC 2 certification.

    What Fundraising Can Teach Us About Sales

    By Drew Fox Jordan • December 17, 2020

    Just as fundraisers had to imagine new ways to continue building relationships and cultivate new ones, it was a seemingly natural step for us to model our approach to sales off how gift officers were approaching their jobs.

    Gravyty Featured In Built In Boston For Work With Nonprofits On Giving Tuesday

    By Drew Fox Jordan • December 16, 2020

    Gravyty was recently featured in Built In Boston covering how nonprofits are using Gravyty to inspire giving after Giving Tuesday by giving fundraisers the ability to personally connect with donors throughout the year. 

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • December 16, 2020

    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.

    How Employee Burnout Can Be A Security Risk

    By Drew Fox Jordan • December 15, 2020

    Fundraisers are overwhelmed, overworked, and feeling the pressure to keep pace with their organization’s demands for end-of-year giving. Understanding how stress impacts cybersecurity behaviors could significantly reduce the chances of a data breach.

    AAAC Releases 2020 State of AI in Advancement Report

    By Kevin Leahy • December 15, 2020

    The AI in Advancement Advisory Council (AAAC) today published the State of AI in Advancement report. The study examines the accelerating need for AI to address workforce efficiency, the emergency of “digital” gift officers, pipeline generation, and more!

    Gravyty Featured On James Ledbetter's Fin

    By Drew Fox Jordan • December 14, 2020

    Gravyty was recently featured on James Ledbetter's Fin, highlighting Gravyty's ability to enable fundraisers to have high touch relationships with more large and even mid-sized donors than previously thought possible.  

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: The Advancement Leader Playbook

    By Lisa Alvezi • December 11, 2020

    How can we rely on past experience to solve today's problems? In this week's Gravyty Fundraising Academy -- The Advancement Leader Playbook!

    Up and To the Right: The Difference AI Makes for Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • December 10, 2020

    As the world of fundraising becomes increasingly data-driven, leaders know that hitting revenue goals relies on not just measuring fundraiser performance, but also how to improve it. 

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • December 9, 2020

    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.

    What Is An Insider Threat?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • December 8, 2020

    While cybersecurity policies, procedures, and solutions are often focused on cybercriminals outside of the organization, more and more often, it’s people inside the organization who are responsible for data breaches.

    With Revenue Streams Shut, What Will Be First To Go?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • December 8, 2020

    Unless we transform the way our nonprofit organizations raise revenue, we’ll be forced to let go of assets we’d never consider losing before.

    Gravyty Joins First Republic Bank Nonprofit Toolkit

    By Drew Fox Jordan • December 7, 2020

    We are honored to partner with First Republic Bank, a banking partner that understands the importance of mission and the value of exceptional service.

    What Risk Does Whaling Bring To Nonprofits?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • December 3, 2020

    As we all know, spear-phishing requires targeting a specific person within the organization to breach its security systems. But the scammers behind these attacks know that tricking different people can yield different results.

    The End of the Year is Coming. Have You Made All of Your Personal Appeals?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • December 3, 2020

    The countdown to December 31 simply adds to the daily anxiety of wondering not just how to inspire end-of-year giving, but how do you make sure that you’ve made every personal appeal possible?

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • December 2, 2020

    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.

    Giving Tuesday Has Changed - Have You Adapted?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • December 1, 2020

    Despite the changing landscape, donors are still being encouraged to participate in Giving Tuesday. How can you ensure your new donors are receiving the same experience as before?

    This Giving Tuesday, Hackers Are Going Phishing. Don't Take The Bait.

    By Drew Fox Jordan • December 1, 2020

    So how can fundraisers protect themselves and their organization from a potential data breach? Here are some easy tricks to quickly identify phishing attacks and how to avoid them.

    How The COVID Economy Is Changing End-Of-Year Giving Appeals

    By Drew Fox Jordan • November 30, 2020

    As we approach the end of the calendar year, fundraisers are preparing their appeals to donors. However, this year's appeals will look different than before as fundraisers are being forced to reexamine who is receiving an end-of-year appeal, and more importantly, how the ask is made.

    Is Giving Tuesday Enough?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • November 27, 2020

    On Giving Tuesday, all eyes are on philanthropy. But even with the grandiose gestures and effort, is Giving Tuesday enough?

    From The Gravyty Family To Yours - Happy Thanksgiving

    By Drew Fox Jordan • November 26, 2020

    On behalf of the Gravyty family, we would like to wish you a happy Thanksgiving. Although this year has been filled with challenges, today provides us a time to relax and reflect on the importance of family, togetherness (from a distance), and giving back.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • November 25, 2020

    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.

    As Holidays Near, Fraud Spikes

    By Drew Fox Jordan • November 24, 2020

    Nonprofits are entering their busiest time of the year as they begin end-of-year giving campaigns. But nonprofits and their donors may get more than they bargained for as this surge makes the “Golden Quarter” a golden time for cybercriminals as well.

    How To Fill Your Major Gift Pipeline With Proposals

    By Drew Fox Jordan • November 23, 2020

    Filling your portfolio with proposals can take years of relationship building, meaning it will be a couple of years before you see a return. So how can we fill the major gift pipeline with proposals so that you can increase revenue in half that time?

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Navigating The Chaos

    By Lisa Alvezi • November 20, 2020

    2020 has been quite the year so far. But as we look ahead to 2021, there is plenty to learn from the past year to ensure that we meet our future goals. In this week's Gravyty Fundraising Academy -- how to navigate the chaos!

    How to Uplevel Data Security Priorities at Your Organization

    By Drew Fox Jordan • November 19, 2020

    With the growing number of data breaches in the nonprofit sector, data security is no longer a nice-to-have. Protecting your donor’s private data is a business-critical must-have.

    How To Reduce Fundraiser Ramp Up Time

    By Drew Fox Jordan • November 19, 2020

    Ramping a fundraiser to the point where they have a pipeline full of proposals can take three or more years -- especially if the gift officer inherits a cold portfolio. But what if there was a way to ramp a fundraiser in half that time?

    Gravyty Featured in Forbes

    By Drew Fox Jordan • November 18, 2020

    World-renowned author Tom Davenport recently penned an article in Forbes highlighting Gravyty, and how Arkansas State's Taylor Buxbaum is using Gravyty's tools to complement his fundraising strategy - and seeing the results.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • November 18, 2020

    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.

    How Much Control Does Your Organization Have Around Donor Data Security?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • November 17, 2020

    We are in an unprecedented year dealing with issues in real-time that are well outside of our control. The presence of security threats, both human and cyber, is going to define the next decade as technology continues to get more and more advanced.

    What’s the Point of Artificial Intelligence for Fundraising?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • November 17, 2020

    How can we build meaningful relationships with a large pool of people, at scale, if it’s already a challenge to definitively say that you’ve reached and engaged your entire managed portfolio? This is where AI changes what’s possible.

    Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County Elevates Giving By $1.2 Million With Gravyty

    By Drew Fox Jordan • November 16, 2020

    Development investments have to pay off for Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. Gravyty paid for itself in less than a year and increased giving $1.2M.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Maximize Your Giving Tuesday

    By Lisa Alvezi • November 13, 2020

    With #GivingTuesday on the horizon, having a plan to get the most out of this national day of giving is crucial. This week's Gravyty Fundraising Academy provides some tips to keep up the philanthropic momentum after December 1.

    Artificial Intelligence for Faith-Based Fundraising with Living on the Edge

    By Kevin Leahy • November 12, 2020

    Accelerating fundraising is the name of the game for faith-based nonprofits. Learn how Living on the Edge can now afford to personally reach more donors than ever before.

    What Is A Misdirected Email?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • November 12, 2020

    Although sophisticated scams like spear-phishing attacks regularly make headlines, one of the most common threats to data security is email misdirection. These are security vulnerabilities that end-point security software cannot prevent.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • November 11, 2020

    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.

    Why Employees Fall For Phishing Attacks

    By Drew Fox Jordan • November 10, 2020

    The problem is all it takes is one mistake to compromise sensitive donor data and damage your organization’s reputation. So what are some of the factors that affect a fundraiser’s ability to make the right cybersecurity decisions at work?

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Regaining Focus

    By Lisa Alvezi • November 6, 2020

    Has it been a difficult week to focus on your fundraising duties? You aren't alone! Regain your focus in this week's Fundraising Academy.

    Does Email Put Donor Data At Risk?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • November 6, 2020

    Email communication still relies on interpersonal interaction and judgment – all of which makes it particularly vulnerable to employee error.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • November 4, 2020

    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.

    Why Are Employees So Vulnerable To Data Breaches?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • November 3, 2020

    Despite its incredible efficiencies and economies of scale, email as a communication tool is reliant on human interaction and judgement. This places the risk of human error incredibly high.

    Gravyty CTO Rich Palmer Featured On Babson Built Podcast

    By Drew Fox Jordan • November 2, 2020

    Gravyty co-founder and CTO Rich Palmer was recently featured on the Babson Built podcast to discuss the 'why' behind Gravyty and his advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.

    Appealing To Major Donors In A COVID Economy

    By Drew Fox Jordan • October 30, 2020

    To ensure long term organizational health, there must be a focus on short term opportunities. Many donors have been able to expand their wealth during the pandemic, which opens the door to focus on those supporters and ask for increased support.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: GivingTuesday Stewardship

    By Lisa Alvezi • October 30, 2020

    We all know that stewardship of GivingTuesday donors is extremely important for donor retention, but what is the best way to steward these donors?

    What Is Data Exfiltration?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • October 29, 2020

    Donor data is valuable currency. For nonprofit organizations, this data can be anything from giving history to their social security number and the consequences of this data being leaked are tremendous and far-reaching.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • October 28, 2020

    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.

    A Note From Our CEO: VOTE.

    By Adam Martel • October 28, 2020

    As our civic duty, social responsibility, and right as Americans, I would like to take a second to encourage the nonprofit community to vote in the upcoming election on November 3rd. 

    Why Advancement Can't Assume Donor Data Security is IT's Problem to Solve

    By Drew Fox Jordan • October 27, 2020

    IT security is often highly effective at monitoring networks for abnormal traffic. However, we can’t say the same about tracking human behavior.

    Gravyty Featured in Stanford Social Innovation Review

    By Drew Fox Jordan • October 26, 2020

    The Stanford Social Innovation Review recently featured Gravyty in Allison Fine & Beth Kanter's article Re-Humanizing Fundraising With Artificial Intelligence.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Focusing on Mid-Level Donors

    By Lisa Alvezi • October 23, 2020

    More and more organizations are putting resources behind cultivating and stewarding their mid-level donors. However, these donors typically fall between the cracks of annual and major giving.

    What Is Spear-Phishing, And How Is It Impacting Nonprofits?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • October 22, 2020

    Spear-phishing attacks are becoming more and more common, and they’re more sophisticated than ever. Even well-intentioned fundraisers can be easily lured into inadvertently providing attackers with access to donor data.

    How Fundraising Technology Can Bridge The Giving Gap

    By Drew Fox Jordan • October 22, 2020

    After seeing some common questions from the webinar ‘How Fundraising Technology Bridges the Giving Gap’, we circled back to our two hosts to see if they could provide us some answers.

    Is Your Organization's Donor Data Secure?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • October 22, 2020

    As data sets grow exponentially and organizations become more data-driven, these vulnerabilities are only projected to get worse. The most prominent risks now become well-intentioned employees who make mistakes with their organizations’ data.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • October 21, 2020

    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.

    Data Security for Nonprofits: Human Layer Security

    By Drew Fox Jordan • October 21, 2020

    Yesterday, we had the pleasure of hearing Gravyty CEO Adam Martel talk about some of the new risks that nonprofits are facing in regards to data security, and how human layer security sures up vulnerabilities that haven't been considered before.

    Data Security Mistakes We’ve All Made Before

    By Drew Fox Jordan • October 20, 2020

    What are the main challenges and questions that arise from using a partially or fully remote working model? Here are some common mistakes both leadership teams and fundraisers will want to avoid.

    How Can A Donor's Birthday Become A Personal Touchpoint?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • October 15, 2020

    Knowing a donor's birthday doesn’t provide insight into key pieces of information that could inform outreach. But it does provide a perfect opportunity to start a conversation from scratch without needing an abundance of data.

    What Is Phishing?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • October 15, 2020

    You may be familiar with phishing as "Nigerian Prince" emails, but hackers are evolving their ability to infiltrate your email that regular spam filters won't be able to detect.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • October 14, 2020

    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.

    CASE STUDY: How Pacific Leverages AI to Produce Fundraising Outcomes

    By Drew Fox Jordan • October 13, 2020

    Personal outreach to unassigned donors was the path to finishing the existing campaign and laying the foundation for the next one. How could the University of the Pacific do it without expanding their staff?

    What is Human Layer Security for Nonprofits?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • October 13, 2020

    Organizations are spending more than ever to secure networks and devices from data breaches. However, more sophisticated schemes and attacks are targeting the people who interact with sensitive donor and business data every day.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: The Balancing Act

    By Lisa Alvezi • October 9, 2020

    What happens when donor interests conflict with an NPO's needs? In this week's Gravyty Fundraising Academy -- how to strike a balance!

    Gravyty Guard Featured in AiThority

    By Drew Fox Jordan • October 9, 2020

    AiThority recently covered Gravyty’s newest product, Gravyty Guard, the first data security technology focused on the human layer of security and specifically designed to protect the most sensitive donor data at nonprofit organizations.

    What's The Value Of Personalized Donor Outreach?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • October 8, 2020

    Technology empowers fundraisers to personalize multiple touchpoints with prospects and donors alike, throughout the year. Using technology to feign personalization -- the way that mail merges or chatbots work -- is precisely the wrong way to go.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • October 7, 2020

    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.

    Introducing Gravyty Guard

    By Kevin Leahy • October 6, 2020

    Gravyty launches Gravyty Guard - expanding its AI platform to offer the first data security solution built specifically to protect donor data at nonprofits

    How UPMC Pinnacle Is Revolutionizing Grateful Patient Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • October 5, 2020

    For UPMC Pinnacle, logistics and timing are critical to their success as an organization. The fundraising team makes no exception for Grateful Patient outreach.

    Can Donor Data Prevent Us From Building Relationships?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • October 1, 2020

    The best method for developing personal connections is personalizing everything we do to engage donors. While donor data can make this process easier, too much data can create an analysis paralysis for fundraisers.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • September 30, 2020

    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.

    New Resource: Transforming Grateful Patient Fundraising with Artificial Intelligence

    By Drew Fox Jordan • September 29, 2020

    How do we empower health care & hospital fundraisers to get to the root of philanthropy -- improving patient care and outcomes, getting closer to cures, and relationships and personal connections?

    Pace University Increases Average Gift Size, Expands Workforce 4x with Gravyty

    By Drew Fox Jordan • September 28, 2020

    By marrying AI technology and strategy, Pace has expanded its workforce and increased fundraiser capacity, while seeing a remarkable upward trend in advancement's efforts and results.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Perfecting Personalized Donor Outreach

    By Lisa Alvezi • September 25, 2020

    People give to people. So how can we genuinely personalize our fundraising outreach at scale? Check out this week's Gravyty Fundraiser Academy!

    A "Chilling Signal" For Arts & Culture Nonprofit Organizations

    By Kevin Leahy • September 23, 2020

    The Met will close for the entire 2020-21 season, signaling a trend for arts & culture NPOs. Here's why AI matters now.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • September 23, 2020

    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.

    It's Time To Rethink Personalized Outreach At Scale

    By Drew Fox Jordan • September 22, 2020

    We all know that people give to people, but what happens when people don't have the capacity to connect with more prospects?

    How To Take The Guesswork Out Of Qualifying Donors

    By Drew Fox Jordan • September 17, 2020

    There is no secret number of touchpoints it takes or the amount of time given to each prospect because each nonprofit is different and has different standards for what the ideal donor looks like. This leaves lots of room for human error and guessing.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • September 16, 2020

    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.

    From Fundraising Intelligence to Artificial Intelligence — How to Accelerate Planned Giving

    By Drew Fox Jordan • September 15, 2020

    Do fundraisers have the time to do the outreach, communication, qualification, cultivation, and all the necessary touchpoints with planned giving prospects as well as managing the existing donors they already have in the pipeline?

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Engage Your Donors With Video

    By Lisa Alvezi • September 11, 2020

    One way to inspire giving and thank donors is with rich and engaging content. At some point, this conclusion leads to the question, “Can we create a video?”

    How Do I Know If Donors Are Even Opening My Emails?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • September 10, 2020

    Fundraisers are left without knowing if a prospect has even opened their email, never mind simply forgotten to respond. Without feedback, fundraisers are left in the dark with how donors and prospects are engaging with or considering their outreach.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • September 9, 2020

    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.

    Optimize Your Grateful Patient Program With Artificial Intelligence

    By Drew Fox Jordan • September 8, 2020

    Personally appealing to a constantly growing pool of potential donors, and doing it in a limited timeframe, makes Grateful Patient outreach a challenge.

    How Virginia Tech Plans to Transform Annual Fund Giving with Artificial Intelligence

    By Kevin Leahy • September 8, 2020

    With Gravyty and AI, Virginia Tech will set new standards for annual giving.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Throw Out Your Assumptions on Planned Giving

    By Lisa Alvezi • September 4, 2020

    Who should you cultivate for a planned gift and when should you start the process? Throw away your assumptions.

    How Much Time Do Your Fundraisers Lose to Data Entry?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • September 3, 2020

    We know that an incredible amount of knowledge is lost when fundraisers transfer in and out of portfolios, and organizations lose the very insights that inspire giving. We also know that fundraisers were born to build relationships, not enter data into a CRM.

    The Toughest Challenge Higher Ed Has Faced Yet

    By Drew Fox Jordan • September 3, 2020

    Many higher education leaders are conscious of the short-term effects of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. But with so much uncertainty, the long term fallout of the pandemic is still yet to be seen.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • September 2, 2020

    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.

    On-Demand Webinar: Building a Healthy Giving Pipeline Quickly

    By Drew Fox Jordan • September 1, 2020

    On sheer volume alone, the largest opportunities to grow giving live deeper in the donor pyramid than most organizations want to go — in unassigned, often unrated prospects. What holds them back? Efficiency.

    How Can We Maintain a High-Touch Donor Environment?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • August 31, 2020

    Maintaining a high-touch environment with donors becomes essential for advancement offices when fundraising is critical for keeping the lights on. In the midst of a crisis, your fundraising operations can’t afford to come to a halt.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Top 10 Ways to Upset Donors

    By Lisa Alvezi • August 28, 2020

    Stay clear of the "Top 10 Ways To Upset Your Donors."

    Gravyty CTO Rich Palmer Featured On The Darius Gant Show

    By Drew Fox Jordan • August 27, 2020

    Gravyty co-founder and CTO Rich Palmer was recently featured on The Darius Gant Show to discuss how nonprofit leaders are turning to artificial intelligence to optimize their ability to build and maintain relationships with donors.

    How Can Nonprofits Achieve Better Donor Retention?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • August 27, 2020

    With record numbers of gifts coming through the doors, some organizations now face a challenge: can they thank and steward donors fast enough to keep up with the intake?

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • August 26, 2020

    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.

    Adapting From Event-Based to Donor-Centric Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • August 25, 2020

    Nonprofits have adapted, pivoted, and created to weather the COVID-19 crisis. As closures continue, how will you compensate for events that have no digital equivalent?

    Philanthropy’s Intrinsic Relationship with Arts & Culture

    By Drew Fox Jordan • August 20, 2020

    More efficient fundraisers lead to better funding, and better funding can lead to the next Monet, this generation’s Tchaikovsky, or inspire another Jane Goodall. Philanthropy allows art to be accessible by all. Technology allows philanthropy to be done better.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • August 19, 2020

    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.

    Now Is The Time to Find More Major Donors. Here’s How.

    By Drew Fox Jordan • August 18, 2020

    COVID-19 is proving to be the great accelerator of trends that we all knew were on the horizon. Development shops around the country are changing their approach to how they are talking to donors, and even what donors to reach out to.

    The Evolution of the Donor Pyramid: Where Are My Opportunities?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • August 17, 2020

    The donor pyramid is evolving in today's giving environment. How do we find new opportunities within the pyramid, avoiding donor fatigue without relying on the hope that your frontline fundraisers will produce superhuman outcomes?

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: When Is It Time To Disqualify A Prospect?

    By Lisa Alvezi • August 14, 2020

    When is it time to disqualify a giving prospect? The answer lies somewhere between science and street sense.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • August 13, 2020

    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.

    What’s the Point of Artificial Intelligence for Fundraising?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • August 11, 2020

    How can we build meaningful relationships with a large pool of people, at scale, if it’s already a challenge to definitively say that you’ve reached and engaged your entire managed portfolio? This is where AI changes what’s possible.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Building Donor Connections While Working Remotely

    By Lisa Alvezi • August 7, 2020

    How do we get back to the fun parts of fundraising -- networking to deepen relationships and inspire new donors? Start from within.

    FREE ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: Portfolio Segmentation

    By Drew Fox Jordan • August 6, 2020

    In our new on-demand webinar, Gravyty’s own Kenna Wood, Customer Success Strategist, is talking about strategically segmenting portfolios, but with a twist. She is talking about doing this in a way that leads directly to action for frontline fundraisers by leveraging technology to make the process more efficient.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • August 5, 2020

    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 Shortlisted for 2020 SaaS Awards

    By Drew Fox Jordan • August 4, 2020

    We are excited to announce that the SaaS Awards has shortlisted Gravyty as a finalist for 2020! As the first artificial intelligence (AI) company focused solely on social good, this recognition for the “Best SaaS for Nonprofits and Education” is an honor and a powerful proof point that verticalized AI can change the world.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Can You Say "Join Me"?

    By Lisa Alvezi • July 31, 2020

    Here's why you want to remove "please give" from your vocabulary and start saying, "join me" to donors and prospects.

    As Unemployment Increases, Food Banks Seek Help To Retain Donors

    By Drew Fox Jordan • July 30, 2020

    Food banks have been receiving record donations, both in supplies and monetary gifts. This influx has proven fruitful in the short term for these organizations. But, many leaders are concerned about the sustainability of this philanthropic momentum.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • July 29, 2020

    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.

    Recession Proof Fundraising with Artificial Intelligence

    By Kevin Leahy • July 28, 2020

    History has shown that an economic recession hurts philanthropic giving. But with the help of fundraiser enablement tools, powered by AI, a down economy doesn't have to hinder fundraising efforts.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Short and Sweet

    By Lisa Alvezi • July 24, 2020

    Research tells us that shorter messages yield more (and faster) results. Here's a visual trick to test the length of your donor and prospect outreach.

    Overcoming Hiring Freezes, Furloughs, and Staffing Cuts

    By Drew Fox Jordan • July 23, 2020

    Despite potentially having less staff to fundraise, development offices are still operating and expected to contribute to overall revenue. Now, more than ever, fundraising shops are expected to do more with less.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • July 22, 2020

    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.

    The Toughest Challenge Higher Ed Has Faced Yet

    By Drew Fox Jordan • July 21, 2020

    Many higher education leaders are conscious of the short-term effects of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. But with so much uncertainty, the long term fallout of the pandemic is still yet to be seen.

    Now Is The Time to Find More Major Donors. Here’s How.

    By Drew Fox Jordan • July 17, 2020

    COVID-19 is proving to be the great accelerator of trends that we all knew were on the horizon. Development shops around the country are changing their approach to how they are talking to donors, and even what donors to reach out to.

    [ON-DEMAND WEBINAR] Gravyty Announces Major Technological Breakthrough For Frontline Fundraisers

    By Drew Fox Jordan • July 16, 2020

    Gravyty, alongside our friends and partner MAZON, is excited to show the world a new technological breakthrough with our new integrated productivity tools that trigger fundraising activities that lead to giving and increase efficiencies for frontline fundraisers, across the board in this on-demand webinar.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • July 15, 2020

    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.

    The Evolution of the Donor Pyramid: Where Are My Opportunities?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • July 15, 2020

    In the first webinar in the series, Gravyty and iWave will show you how to evolve your donor pyramid to discover new opportunities throughout and empower your fundraisers to efficiently and effectively inspire new giving that drives revenue — without risking donor fatigue or simply hoping that frontline fundraisers can produce superhuman outcomes.

    Gravyty Announces Technological Breakthrough With Integrated Productivity Tools

    By Kevin Leahy • July 14, 2020

    Gravyty's new integrated productivity tools give fundraisers an amazing lens into donor engagement through engagement alerts, seamless writebacks, email analytics, and more!

    Gravyty Announces Strategic Partnership with BrightVine Solutions

    By Kevin Leahy • July 13, 2020

    What does fundraiser enablement, powered by AI, look like at an enterprise-scale? Gravyty and BrightVine Solutions partner to transform fundraising, inspire giving, and set new standards for technology.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Resetting & Building New Major Gift Programs

    By Lisa Alvezi • July 10, 2020

    Do you have a renewed focus on your major gift program? Are you looking to start one from scratch? Start here.

    Gravyty & iWave Present a Four-Part Webinar Series: "Actions to Outcomes: The Opportunities in Fundraising Today"

    By Drew Fox Jordan • July 9, 2020

    Gravyty and iWave are thrilled to partner to present a 4-part webinar series, “Actions to Outcomes: The Opportunities in Fundraising Today.”

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • July 8, 2020

    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.

    Shakespeare Theatre Company Chooses Gravyty to Blaze Forward Path

    By Kevin Leahy • July 7, 2020

    Shakespeare Theatre Company recently chose Gravyty to generate new revenue through philanthropy at a time when the doors are closed and typical revenue streams have been closed off. See why their leaders recognize Gravyty as a path forward to save the theatre in our latest video.

    WHITE PAPER: The Art of 30-60-90 Plans

    By Kevin Leahy • July 6, 2020

    WHITE PAPER: Take hold of your philanthropic pipeline with 30-60-90 day reporting. This strategic blueprint aligns fundraising activity with strategic outcomes.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Pay Special Attention to First-Time Donors

    By Lisa Alvezi • July 3, 2020

    Either your fiscal year is just ending or at the halfway mark. Here's how to build healthy pipeline with first-time donors at any time of the year.

    [Live Demo] Gravyty's Fundraiser Enablement Solutions Powered by Artificial Intelligence

    By Kevin Leahy • July 2, 2020

    On Wednesday, July 8 at 3 pm ET, Gravyty will be hosting a live demo of our revolutionary fundraiser enablement solutions, powered by artificial intelligence, where you can discover how to personally engage more donors and prospects, build your pipeline, and inspire giving at scale.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • July 1, 2020

    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.

    New Survey From The AAAC - Share Your Voice

    By Drew Fox Jordan • June 30, 2020

    This year will require significant innovation and adaptability from advancement professionals across every industry. We think effective leadership and AI can play a vital role and we would like your help.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Data, Giving Reports, Economic Indicators – What does it all mean?

    By Lisa Alvezi • June 26, 2020

    Recently, frontline fundraisers have been bombarded with industry data that hints at macro-trends to come. But none of this data tells fundraisers what they can do today to impact their organizations. Let's move past the data and talk about action.

    Giving USA 2020 Is Here: What Does The Data Mean For Fundraisers?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • June 26, 2020

    Nonprofits around the country can only speculate on how the COVID-19 pandemic, social unrest, and stock market volatility will impact philanthropy in 2020. What does the Giving USA Annual Report data mean for fundraisers?

    [LIVE WEBINAR] Gravyty Announces Major Technological Breakthrough For Frontline Fundraisers

    By Drew Fox Jordan • June 25, 2020

    On Wednesday, July 1 at 3:00 pm ET, Gravyty CTO Rich Palmer will be hosting a very special webinar alongside our great friend and partners Naama Haviv, Director of Community Engagement at MAZON.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • June 24, 2020

    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.

    5 Strategies Health Care Organizations Can Use to Survive the COVID-19 Financial Crisis

    By Drew Fox Jordan • June 23, 2020

    Although hospitals are at the front line of treating a growing number of patients amid the COVID-19 crisis, many hospital executives will be the first to tell you that this does not equate to a financial windfall. In fact, the influx of patients means many hospitals are losing money, some considering closing or filing for bankruptcy.

    All Hands On Deck - Fundraising Technology and Strategy to Enable the New Normal [WEBINAR Q&A]

    By Drew Fox Jordan • June 18, 2020

    If you joined our webinar with iWave and couldn’t stick around for the Q&A or would like to cut right to the chase, we’ve highlighted some of those inquiries and responses below.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • June 17, 2020

    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.

    [LIVE WEBINAR] Advancement & The Path Forward: Changing Our Work As The World Changes Around Us

    By Kevin Leahy • June 17, 2020

    Today’s world is changing faster than most of us can comprehend, affecting both the passions of our donors and the very methods we use to inspire giving. Hidden in this quickly-spinning world are the opportunities to engage more donors and sustain giving from a broader donor-base. In this webinar, Gravyty’s Lisa Alvezi and our great friend and partner, Karin L. George of Washburn & McGoldrick, will show you how to be nimble and seize these opportunities.

    Overcoming Hiring Freezes, Furloughs, and Staffing Cuts

    By Drew Fox Jordan • June 16, 2020

    Despite potentially having less staff to fundraise, development offices are still operating and expected to contribute to overall revenue. Now, more than ever, fundraising shops are expected to do more with less.

    The Toughest Challenge Higher Ed Has Faced Yet

    By Drew Fox Jordan • June 12, 2020

    A recent study found that higher education has still yet to experience the true fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many leaders are conscious of the short-term effects of the crisis. But how this will play out in the longer term is still yet to be seen.

    Recession Proof Fundraising with Artificial Intelligence

    By Kevin Leahy • June 12, 2020

    History has shown that an economic recession hurts philanthropic giving. But with the help of fundraiser enablement tools, powered by AI, a down economy doesn't have to hinder fundraising efforts.

    The Urgency of Now: Expand Your Outreach

    By Kevin Leahy • June 11, 2020

    The spread of COVID-19 has shaken financial markets and led to layoffs across the United States. Collectively, donors have lost billions of dollars in wealth. This economic crisis is already the root cause of canceled pledges, lost gifts, and donation revenues in decline. What is your strategy for making up for this lost revenue?

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • June 10, 2020

    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.

    [LIVE WEBINAR] How to Manage More Donors - and Inspire More Giving

    By Drew Fox Jordan • June 9, 2020

    Join Gravyty and our great friend, John A. Farkas, Jr., of WVIA Public Media on Thursday, June 18 at 3:00 pm ET for a live webinar on what being an AI-enabled fundraiser looks like and the results it yields.

    In Times of Crisis...Philanthropy & Friendship Go Hand-in-Hand

    By John A. Farkas, Jr. • June 9, 2020

    Gravyty's great friend and partner, John A. Farkas, Jr. of WVIA Public Media recently stepped aside to pen this inspiring article on the relationship between philanthropy & friendship during a crisis.

    Shakespeare Theatre Company Chooses Gravyty to Blaze Forward Path

    By Kevin Leahy • June 8, 2020

    Shakespeare Theatre Company recently chose Gravyty to generate new revenue through philanthropy at a time when the doors are closed and typical revenue streams have been closed off. See why their leaders recognize Gravyty as a path forward to save the theatre in our latest video.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: 3 Signs That Prospects Are Interested To Commit Major Gifts

    By Lisa Alvezi • June 5, 2020

    3 Signs That Prospects Are Interested To Commit To Major Gifts

    We Believe

    By gravyty • June 5, 2020

    At Gravyty, we are a small but mighty team working to change the world by developing technology to encourage a culture of philanthropy that supports organizations with world-changing missions. In these times of social evaluation, we want our team’s beliefs to be public and clear.

    Artificial Intelligence For Major Gift & Grateful Patient Programs [WEBINAR RECORDING]

    By Drew Fox Jordan • June 4, 2020

    Gravyty and Accordant recently hosted a webinar about how artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming what's possible with Major Gift and Grateful Patient programs for hospitals, especially in the context of today's economy where budget cuts, furloughs, and layoffs are prevalent.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • June 3, 2020

    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.

    As Unemployment Increases, Food Banks Seek Help To Retain Donors

    By Drew Fox Jordan • June 2, 2020

    Food banks have been receiving record donations, both in supplies and monetary gifts. This influx has proven fruitful in the short term for these organizations. But, many leaders are concerned about the sustainability of this philanthropic momentum.

    How Can We Maintain a High-Touch Donor Environment Through a Crisis?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • June 1, 2020

    When policies are put into place that limit the operations of an organization, leaders must be careful that the choices they make are not only in the best interests of the employees, but those impacted by the work of the organizations itself.

    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Becoming A Fundraiser Overnight

    By Lisa Alvezi • May 30, 2020

    Amid today’s underlying budget constraints many are taking a strategic approach when it comes to human resources: redeployment. Here's how you can efficiently optimize new fundraisers and new portfolios.

    As Revenue Streams Dry Up, Do You Know Where To Find Untapped Sources?

    By Drew Fox Jordan • May 29, 2020

    Inaction to compensate for the loss of primary revenue will increase the cost of the pandemic on many organizations. And for many nonprofits, the cost of inaction will be insurmountable.

    The Importance of Engaging Faculty & Staff in Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • May 28, 2020

    What could you accomplish if a culture of philanthropy was expanded throughout your organization? Here's why engaging faculty, staff, and more is increasingly important for fundraising.

    [WEBINAR] Gravyty & iWave Present All Hands on Deck

    By Drew Fox Jordan • May 27, 2020

    Join Gravyty & iWave for a new webinar as we explore how AI helps workforces adapt to new demands and emerging job functions in our current economy.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • May 27, 2020

    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.

    Fundraiser Spotlight: Illinois State University - Expanding Outreach By 4X In A Time Of Crisis

    By Drew Fox Jordan • May 26, 2020

    Amid the COVID-19 Crisis, it is critical that fundraisers work to inspire giving that addresses unexpected needs that align with an organization’s mission. In this series, we feature the stories of organizations that using AI to make an amazing impact.

    Recommended Reading: Giving Done Right

    By Juliana M. Weissbein, CFRE • May 25, 2020

    How do I channel my giving effectively to make the greatest difference? Guest author, Juliana M. Weissbein, CFRE recently sat down Center for Effective Philanthropy president, Phil Buchanan to discuss his book 'Giving Done Right'.

    5 Strategies Health Care Organizations Can Use to Survive the COVID-19 Financial Crisis

    By Drew Fox Jordan • May 21, 2020

    Although hospitals are at the front line of treating a growing number of patients amid the COVID-19 crisis, many hospital executives will be the first to tell you that this does not equate to a financial windfall. In fact, the influx of patients means many hospitals are losing money, some considering closing or filing for bankruptcy.

    Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

    By Drew Fox Jordan • May 20, 2020

    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.

    [WEBINAR] Gravyty & Accordant Present: Artificial Intelligence for Major Gift & Grateful Patient Programs

    By Drew Fox Jordan • May 19, 2020

    Join Gravyty and Accordant as we show you how artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming what's possible with Major Gift and Grateful Patient programs for hospitals, especially in the context of today's economy where budget cuts, furloughs, and layoffs are prevalent.

    Fundraiser Hero Stories: Inova Health System

    By Drew Fox Jordan • May 19, 2020

    In this series, we want to highlight the inspiring work that frontline fundraisers are doing during the ongoing pandemic. Today, we look at how the Inova Health Foundation is helping its community.

    Gravyty CEO To Present On Crisis Fundraising at GLS Connect

    By Drew Fox Jordan • May 18, 2020

    Gravyty CEO Adam Martel will be a featured panelist on “COVID-19, To Fundraise or Not to Fundraise?” as part of GLS Connect, hosted by Gravyty’s good friends and partners at Graduway.

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