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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.

Philanthropic Giving Hits New Low - How Will You Respond?

By Drew Fox Jordan • May 18, 2020

Competition for donor dollars is greater than we’ve ever seen and nonprofits will need to strategically direct campaigns to account for this variable.

GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Pivot From Panic

By Lisa Alvezi • May 15, 2020

As you and your organization 'pivot from panic' remember that the task ahead may be difficult, but frontline fundraisers are the top assets to correct the course.

Overcoming Hiring Freezes, Furloughs, and Staffing Cuts

By Drew Fox Jordan • May 15, 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 Gravyty Guarantee

By Kevin Leahy • May 14, 2020

Introducing the Gravyty Guarantee, a first-of-its-kind assurance for AI software. We guarantee two dollars earned for every dollar spent.

Weekly Roundup: The Impact of Fundraising

By Drew Fox Jordan • May 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.

Thank You Frontline Fundraisers

By Adam Martel • May 12, 2020

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, it’s been inspiring to see how people are gathering together around causes that are important to our society. From our unique perspective, we know that behind each one of these inspirational stories is a frontline fundraiser masterfully connecting generous donors to our society’s most critical and unexpected needs. Thank you for all that you do.

The Urgency of Now: Expand Your Outreach

By Kevin Leahy • May 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?

GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Focus on the Believers

By Lisa Alvezi • May 8, 2020

85% of fundraisers believe they can influence the generosity of donors during the COVID-19 crisis to help close lost gaps in revenue. Who are the believers in your organization?

Recession Proof Fundraising with Artificial Intelligence

By Kevin Leahy • May 8, 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 CASE STUDY: WVIA Public Media

By Drew Fox Jordan • May 7, 2020

CASE STUDY - From efficiently engaging an entire managed portfolio of 199 donors to re-engaging members and prospects at a rate that resembles the work of more than three full-time fundraisers -- learn how one AI-enabled fundraiser meets and exceeds goals in record time.

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

By John A. Farkas, Jr. • May 7, 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.

How Can We Increase Major Gift Revenue During a Crisis?

By Drew Fox Jordan • May 6, 2020

For many nonprofits, plugging revenue gaps will boil down to asking donors for larger gifts, or asking more prospects (or current donors) to become major donors. But, with a down economy, many major donors are unable to give more, and some may be forced to either give less or not at all.

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

By Drew Fox Jordan • May 5, 2020

No nonprofit wants to be on the wrong side of history during a crisis. 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: Yes, we can!

By Lisa Alvezi • May 1, 2020

As nonprofit organization face drying revenue streams during the COVID-19 crisis, fundraisers overwhelmingly believe they can tap into new sources of funding.

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

By Drew Fox Jordan • April 30, 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.

GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Believe In Your Ask

By Lisa Alvezi • April 24, 2020

Are you hesitant to make asks of donors amid today's crisis? Here's how to resolve that uncertainty and confidently move forward with donor appeals.

Meeting Goals In Record Time: VIA Public Media

By Drew Fox Jordan • April 23, 2020

From efficiently engaging an entire managed portfolio of 199 donors to re-engaging members and prospects at a rate that resembles the work of more than three full-time fundraisers -- learn how one AI-enabled fundraiser meets and exceeds goals in record time.

Fundraising During a Crisis: Strategic Management

By Drew Fox Jordan • April 22, 2020

Join us on Wednesday, April 29 at 3 pm ET to learn how some of the top leaders in fundraising are leaning on past experience while developing new strategies to efficiently generate revenue to address emerging and unexpected needs, all while dealing with enormous pressure.

Gravyty Introduces Artificial Intelligence Crisis Management Tools to Fundraisers Managing Response to COVID-19

By Kevin Leahy • April 21, 2020

Gravyty is proud to introduce Gravyty Version 3.0, including Gravyty Crisis Management, The Gravyty Guarantee, and radical AI enhancements to manage donor relations during the challenging times caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

Gravyty Fundraising Academy: How To Have A Video Call With A Donor

By Lisa Alvezi • April 17, 2020

How To Have Video Calls With Donors. A few short weeks ago, I was fairly new to video calls. COVID-19 has changed a lot, and now video calls are primary tools for frontline fundraisers hard-programmed to personalize each of our touchpoints with donors. Here are some tips on hosting successful video calls with your donors.

5 Strategies Colleges and Universities Can Use to Survive the COVID-19 Financial Crisis

By Drew Fox Jordan • April 17, 2020

Higher Education has long been considered one of the most stable industries in the economy as enrollments typically grow year-after-year. But the COVID-19 crisis closing campuses across the country brings into question the financial stability of many colleges and universities.

Thank You Frontline Fundraisers

By Adam Martel • April 16, 2020

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, it’s been inspiring to see how people are gathering together around causes that are important to our society. From our unique perspective, we know that behind each one of these inspirational stories is a frontline fundraiser masterfully connecting generous donors to our society’s most critical and unexpected needs. Thank you for all that you do.

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

By Drew Fox Jordan • April 15, 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.

The Urgency of Now: Expand Your Outreach

By Kevin Leahy • April 13, 2020

EXPAND YOUR OUTREACH: 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?

GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: New To You But Not Your Organization

By Lisa Alvezi • April 10, 2020

As frontline fundraisers work to expand their outreach, especially during these difficult times amid COVID-19, one situation that’s becoming more ordinary is managing a donor who is new to the fundraiser, but not to the organization. Here's how to reengage these unique donors.

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

By Drew Fox Jordan • April 10, 2020

No nonprofit wants to be on the wrong side of history during a crisis. 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.

Top Artificial Intelligence (AI) Books List: You Look Like a Thing and I Love You

By Rich Palmer • April 8, 2020

At Gravyty, we can't keep our hands off of a good read, especially if that book is a useful resource on Artificial Intelligence (AI). Today, we're adding You Look Like a Thing and I Love You by Janelle Shane to the Top AI Books List.

Chronicle of Philanthropy Uses Gravyty Survey to Illustrate State of Fundraising During COVID-19 Crisis

By Drew Fox Jordan • April 7, 2020

The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently covered the results of Gravyty's survey on adjusting fundraising during a crisis, which found that a high amount of organizations were not fundraising during the COVID-19 outbreak.

GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Alter Your Message

By Lisa Alvezi • April 3, 2020

COVID-19 has forced every fundraiser to alter their message to express empathy during these uncertain times. That is the right and the appropriate first step – but it's only a first step. As frontline fundraisers, it's also our job to express the needs of our organizations. Here's how.

Fundraising During a Crisis 2.0 Resources

By Adam Martel • April 2, 2020

We hope these resources will help guide you as we all navigate these tumultuous times. Our goal is not to communicate that we have this figured out, but rather to make sure our community has excellent options to choose how to move forward with donors and the populations you serve.

Fundraising During a Crisis 2.0 - Q&A

By Drew Fox Jordan • April 1, 2020

It's understandable there are a lot of questions around how fundraisers can and should continue to raise funds for the causes they hold dear. Fortunately, we are able to answer some of these questions.

GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMY: Do Not Go Dark On Your Donors

By Lisa Alvezi • March 27, 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis evolves, a natural reaction might be to refrain from contacting donors for fear of being insensitive. As a former fundraiser and what I see from Gravyty customers, going dark on your donors is potentially the worst thing you can do during this crisis.

Managing Your Team Virtually

By Drew Fox Jordan • March 25, 2020

Countless studies have shown that over the next five to ten years, the workplace will become more and more virtual. The progress and availability of software that allows for remote employees has grown. And, with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing employees to work from their homes, this trend is being accelerated.

Fundraising During a Crisis 2.0 [WEBINAR]

By Drew Fox Jordan • March 24, 2020

Two weeks ago, we assembled some of the best and brightest minds in the industry to offer best practices on taking action. The response was overwhelming. Now that we're all working under a new normal, we've come to share what we've learned, key data on how others are operating, and our thought on how you might adapt

How To Work From Home

By Drew Fox Jordan • March 19, 2020

In these unprecedented times, many people are forced to work from home. For some, WFH is an old hat. For others, it is a new territory. What is new for all of us is the scale at which WFH is the new normal. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite pieces of advice to help you execute:

Fundraising During a Crisis [WEBINAR RECORDING]

By Adam Martel • March 18, 2020

We are proud to serve frontline fundraisers, especially in this time of crisis. We're also honored to have so many great friends and partners. For guidance during this difficult time, here's a joint webinar "Fundraising During a Crisis".

Fundraising During a Crisis - Q&A [UPDATES]

By Drew Fox Jordan • March 17, 2020

It's understandable there are a lot of questions around how fundraisers can and should continue to raise funds for the causes they hold dear. Fortunately, we are able to answer some of these questions.

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

By Drew Fox Jordan • March 16, 2020

No nonprofit wants to be on the wrong side of history during a crisis. 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.

Fundraising During a Crisis [WEBINAR]

By Kevin Leahy • March 13, 2020

During times of crisis, there is a lot of uncertainty for how fundraisers can and should continue to raise funds for the causes they hold dear. Join our webinar to learn best practices from the best and brightest minds in the industry on adapting and taking action, amid crisis.

A Note from our CEO on Coronavirus

By Adam Martel • March 13, 2020

As fundraisers, we play a unique and extraordinary role in lifting our communities during times of crisis. I want to assure you that the Gravyty team is prepared to stand with you.

Rated, but Unassigned: How AI Helps Fundraisers Reach Their Next Generation of Big Donor Prospects

By Drew Fox Jordan • March 13, 2020

Smaller nonprofits are often plagued by the issue of 'rated-but-unassigned' donor prospects, i.e. donor prospects whose giving data suggests they have potential to become the next large gift donors. Here's how Artificial Intelligence can help.

New Case Study: Towson University

By Drew Fox Jordan • March 12, 2020

Since 2004, Towson University has erupted in size and enrollment. With as many living alumni who graduated before 2004 as after, Towson’s alumni base is predominantly in their 20’s and 30’s. This case study looks at how fundraiser enablement tools, powered by AI, allowed Towson to drive alumni engagement and build the major gift pipeline.

Top 5 Ways AI and Machine Learning Are Changing How Nonprofits Fundraise

By Drew Fox Jordan • March 12, 2020

Is personalized relationship-building and outreach still achievable? Many organizations are finding the answer to be a resounding 'yes' with the aid of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Here are the top 5 ways AI and Machine Learning are already changing how nonprofits fundraise.

WEBINAR: Gravyty & Accordant Present: The Next Evolution in Health Care Philanthropy

By Drew Fox Jordan • March 11, 2020

Gravyty and Accordant recently announced a strategic partnership to transform health care philanthropy by spreading the use of AI through the sector. Check out our free webinar and learn more about how we are bringing health care fundraising to new levels, together.

The Importance of Engaging Faculty & Staff in Fundraising

By Drew Fox Jordan • March 10, 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.

Fundraiser Spotlight: Taylor Buxbaum

By Kevin Leahy • March 9, 2020

Gravyty makes fundraiser enablement tools that fundraisers love. In this series, we feature the stories of frontline fundraisers who embrace AI-enabled fundraising in their daily lives and highlight the amazing impact they return to their organizations. Today, meet Taylor Buxbaum.

Accordant CEO Betsy Taylor on Funding New Priorities in Health Care

By Drew Fox Jordan • March 6, 2020

Why are some donors more willing to support a broader array of funding opportunities? Gravyty's good friend and partner, Betsy Taylor, CEO of Accordant Health, recently spoke to this very issue.

The Historic Problem with Fundraising Technology

By Drew Fox Jordan • March 6, 2020

It seems that a new technology emerges daily that promises the ability to do everything faster, better, or smarter. But when it comes to the technology used in fundraising, our unfortunate reality is one of broken promises.

CASE District I Boston: Where To Find Gravyty

By Drew Fox Jordan • March 5, 2020

Gravyty is set to make a big splash at CASE District I in Boston. With all of the craziness that comes along with CASE conferences, we want to be sure you don’t miss your chance to connect with us.

How Does AI Turn Potential Supporters From a “Name on a List” to Grateful Patients?

By Drew Fox Jordan • March 4, 2020

Grateful Patient programs are excellent tools for discovering new donors and supporters for health care organizations. However, personalizing meaningful outreach to a constantly growing pool of potential grateful patients can make fundraiser outreach a challenge.

NEW VIDEO: “Can Your Foundation Use More (Artificial) Intelligence?”

By Drew Fox Jordan • March 3, 2020

Check out our new video of Jeff Kinard and Chris Tobin of The College of Charleston, alongside Gravyty CEO Adam Martel at AGB Foundation Leadership Forum 2020 in a session titled “Can Your Foundation Use More (Artificial) Intelligence?”

Workforce Expansion for Fundraising in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

By Drew Fox Jordan • March 2, 2020

In the age of Artificial Intelligence (AI), fundraising organizations have a new path to expand the workforce and begin seeing the returns of increased efficiency, faster than previously thought possible.

Recession Proof Fundraising with Artificial Intelligence

By Kevin Leahy • February 28, 2020

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

Gravyty & Accordant Partner To Evolve Health Care Philanthropy

By Kevin Leahy • February 27, 2020

Today, we are proud to announce our partnership with Accordant to evolve health care philanthropy to new heights. Learn about Gravyty and Accordant's shared vision for artificial intelligence and strategy to transform what's possible and fund amazing outcomes in health care.

Personalization: The Key to Driving Fundraising Results

By Drew Fox Jordan • February 26, 2020

Everyone knows exactly what an email blast looks like, whether it’s from your alma mater asking for a contribution to their fundraising campaign, or the local pet shelter looking for extra funding. Donors today expect more from nonprofits. They want to see an appeal that’s relevant to their individual interests.

How to Attract and Retain Fundraisers with High Emotional Intelligence

By Drew Fox Jordan • February 25, 2020

Most job postings tend to look roughly the same: the ideal candidate should have these skills, this amount of experience, and these qualifications. But what sets candidates apart in the philanthropic sector isn’t listed on a resume or LinkedIn. It’s their emotional intelligence.

The AAAC Welcomes New Cohort

By Kevin Leahy • February 24, 2020

Please join Gravyty and the AAAC in welcoming its second cohort, a group of diverse leaders across advancement aimed at evolving fundraising through artificial intelligence (AI).

AAAC Welcomes New Cohort

By Kevin Leahy • February 24, 2020

Please join Gravyty and the AAAC in welcoming its second cohort, a group of diverse leaders across advancement aimed at evolving fundraising through artificial intelligence (AI).

Philanthropy’s Intrinsic Relationship with Arts & Culture

By Drew Fox Jordan • February 20, 2020

Arts and culture have greatly relied on the affinities of philanthropists throughout history. The most famous of these relationships is perhaps that of Medici family and the Renaissance, an impact on the world that is still on display, even centuries later. Great donors have always fueled arts and culture, but not all organizations in these fields can be so lucky to have a modern-day Medici to call on for funding.

How Can We Increase Major Gift Revenue?

By Drew Fox Jordan • February 19, 2020

If an organization isn’t looking to increase revenue from its major gifts program, it’s almost like it’s not trying. Many leaders that have struggled with this dilemma have come to the same conclusion. Increasing major gifts revenue boils down to asking donors for larger gifts, or asking more prospects (or current donors) to become major donors.

The Basics of AI: Where to Begin

By Drew Fox Jordan • February 18, 2020

Gravyty CTO Rich Palmer recently spoke to Babson's Thought & Action publication on the use of ethical artificial intelligence (AI) and how it can be deployed to solve real problems in business.

Are You Waiting Too Long to Ask for Gifts?

By Drew Fox Jordan • February 17, 2020

When is the right time to reach out to a donor? There’s no single answer. Every case is different. The size of the donor’s last gift, the relationship to your organization, the relationship with your gift officer, and many more variables come into play. However, a recent study suggests there may be a wrong time to ask.

We All Want to Find Cures for Diseases. But How Will We Fund Those Cures?

By Drew Fox Jordan • February 14, 2020

The discoveries that hospitals and health care providers uncover benefit hundreds of millions of people every single year. In today’s current environment, where we see technology increasing the pace of everything we do, can we also rely on technology to accelerate the pace at which we cure disease and create a healthier world?

What Can Fundraisers and Sales Executives Learn From Each Other?

By Adam Fentress • February 13, 2020

What if we are able to build into our fundraiser training programs some of the key 'intangibles' that former sales executives may be able to offer a non-profit fundraising organization?

Rated, but Unassigned: How AI Helps Fundraisers Reach Their Next Generation of Big Donor Prospects

By Drew Fox Jordan • February 12, 2020

Smaller nonprofits are often plagued by the issue of 'rated-but-unassigned' donor prospects, i.e. donor prospects whose giving data suggests they have potential to become the next large gift donors. Here's how Artificial Intelligence can help.

Top 5 Ways AI and Machine Learning Are Changing How Nonprofits Fundraise

By Drew Fox Jordan • February 11, 2020

Is personalized relationship-building and outreach still achievable? Many organizations are finding the answer to be a resounding 'yes' with the aid of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Here are the top 5 ways AI and Machine Learning are already changing how nonprofits fundraise.

Top Artificial Intelligence (AI) Books List: Hundred-Page Machine Learning Book

By Rich Palmer • February 10, 2020

At Gravyty, we can't keep our hands off of a good read, especially if that book is a useful resource on Artificial Intelligence (AI). Today, we're adding Hundred-Page Machine Learning Book by Andriy Burkov to the Top AI Books List.

The Importance of Engaging Faculty & Staff in Fundraising

By Drew Fox Jordan • February 7, 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.

The Historic Problem with Fundraising Technology

By Drew Fox Jordan • February 6, 2020

It seems that a new technology emerges daily that promises the ability to do everything faster, better, or smarter. But when it comes to the technology used in fundraising, our unfortunate reality is one of broken promises.

Fundraiser Spotlight: Taylor Buxbaum

By Kevin Leahy • February 5, 2020

Gravyty makes fundraiser enablement tools that fundraisers love. In this series, we feature the stories of frontline fundraisers who embrace AI-enabled fundraising in their daily lives and highlight the amazing impact they return to their organizations. Today, meet Taylor Buxbaum.

Gravyty Featured in The NonProfit Times

By Drew Fox Jordan • February 4, 2020

The NonProfit Times, the leading business publication for nonprofit management, recently covered Gravyty’s funding news, a $21 million investment from K1 Investment Management.

Workforce Expansion for Fundraising in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

By Drew Fox Jordan • February 3, 2020

In the age of Artificial Intelligence (AI), fundraising organizations have a new path to expand the workforce and begin seeing the returns of increased efficiency, faster than previously thought possible.

Gravyty CEO Presents on AI in Education at LearnLaunch Across Boundaries 2020

By Drew Fox Jordan • January 31, 2020

Gravyty CEO Adam Martel will be a featured panelist on “AI in higher education…outside the classroom” at LearnLaunch Across Boundaries 2020 in Boston.

Gravyty Featured in EdSurge

By Drew Fox Jordan • January 31, 2020

EdSurge, one of the top publications covering the intersection of educational technology and venture capital, recently covered Gravyty’s funding news, a $21 million investment from K1 Investment Management.

Personalization: The Key to Driving Fundraising Results

By Drew Fox Jordan • January 30, 2020

Everyone knows exactly what an email blast looks like, whether it’s from your alma mater asking for a contribution to their fundraising campaign, or the local pet shelter looking for extra funding. Donors today expect more from nonprofits. They want to see an appeal that’s relevant to their individual interests.

Gravyty Featured in VentureBeat

By Drew Fox Jordan • January 29, 2020

Kyle Wiggers of VentureBeat, one of the premier technology publications, recently covered Gravyty’s funding news, a $21 million investment from K1 Investment Management

The College of Charleston Foundation Brings Artificial Intelligence to AGB Foundation Leadership Forum

By Drew Fox Jordan • January 28, 2020

Membership asked to learn more about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and AGB leadership listened! We are thrilled to be speaking alongside College of Charleston Foundation Board Chair Jeff Kinard and Executive Director Chris Tobin (who is also the institution’s EVP of Institutional Advancement) about using AI to push advancement to new levels.

Gravyty Featured in Wall Street Journal

By Drew Fox Jordan • January 28, 2020

Coming off news of our $21 million round of funding from K1 Investment Management, The Wall Street Journal recently featured Gravyty in its Artificial Intelligence section.

How to Attract and Retain Fundraisers with High Emotional Intelligence

By Drew Fox Jordan • January 28, 2020

Most job postings tend to look roughly the same: the ideal candidate should have these skills, this amount of experience, and these qualifications. But what sets candidates apart in the philanthropic sector isn’t listed on a resume or LinkedIn. It’s their emotional intelligence.

College of Charleston’s Chris Tobin Presents at CASE District III: “Spread a Culture of Philanthropy: How Artificial Intelligence Engages Humanity”

By Drew Fox Jordan • January 27, 2020

On Tuesday, February 11th, Chris Tobin, Executive Vice President of Institutional Advancement at The College of Charleston and Executive Director of the Foundation will be presenting in a session titled, “Spread a Culture of Philanthropy: How Artificial Intelligence Engages Humanity”. He will be joined by Gravyty CEO Adam Martel.

Gravyty Raises $21 Million Investment From K1

By Kevin Leahy • January 27, 2020

Gravyty is extremely excited to share that we have raised a $21 Million investment from K1 Investment Management to grow and accelerate fundraiser enablement powered by artificial intelligence (AI) across the philanthropic sector.

Philanthropy’s Intrinsic Relationship with Arts & Culture

By Drew Fox Jordan • January 24, 2020

Arts and culture have greatly relied on the affinities of philanthropists throughout history. The most famous of these relationships is perhaps that of Medici family and the Renaissance, an impact on the world that is still on display, even centuries later. Great donors have always fueled arts and culture, but not all organizations in these fields can be so lucky to have a modern-day Medici to call on for funding.

Dr. Reed Sheard of Westmont College to Present Alongside Gravyty at CASE District VIII 2020 Conference

By Drew Fox Jordan • January 23, 2020

Reed Sheard, Ph.D, of Westmont College will be presenting alongside Gravyty in an exciting session titled, “The State of Artificial Intelligence in Advancement With the AAAC” at CASE District VIII in Seattle.

How Can We Increase Major Gift Revenue?

By Drew Fox Jordan • January 22, 2020

If an organization isn’t looking to increase revenue from its major gifts program, it’s almost like it’s not trying. Many leaders that have struggled with this dilemma have come to the same conclusion. Increasing major gifts revenue boils down to asking donors for larger gifts, or asking more prospects (or current donors) to become major donors.

The Basics of AI: Where to Begin

By Drew Fox Jordan • January 21, 2020

Gravyty CTO Rich Palmer recently spoke to Babson's Thought & Action publication on the use of ethical artificial intelligence (AI) and how it can be deployed to solve real problems in business.

Are You Waiting Too Long to Ask for Gifts?

By Drew Fox Jordan • January 20, 2020

When is the right time to reach out to a donor? There’s no single answer. Every case is different. The size of the donor’s last gift, the relationship to your organization, the relationship with your gift officer, and many more variables come into play. However, a recent study suggests there may be a wrong time to ask.

Fundraiser Spotlight: John A. Farkas, Jr. of VIA Public Media

By Drew Fox Jordan • January 17, 2020

Watch our video to see how membership organization, VIA Public Media, has used Gravyty and AI to increase one-on-one meetings, membership renewals, reestablish relationships with lapsed donors, and inspire major gifts.

Traditional Fundraising Systems are Broken. Here's How Artificial Intelligence Fixes That.

By Lindsey Athanasiou • January 16, 2020

Fundraising systems should exist to keep engagement up, but many fundraisers know that they really act as static metrics on performance. At Gravyty, we believe those expensive systems that measure performance and provide ticklers for gift officers in hopes of improving performance only get you so far. Rather, organizations should provide tools that proactively support and prompt the fundraisers to hit their goals with ease.

Gravyty Testimonial: Productivity During a CRM Change

By Kevin Leahy • January 15, 2020

How can fundraisers thrive during CRM change or upgrade? See how our great friends and partners at Arkansas State University used Gravyty to continue prioritizing the most important aspects of their work – inspiring donors, even amidst a CRM change.

Jeff Kinard and Chris Tobin of College of Charleston Foundation Present with Gravyty CEO at AGB Foundation Leadership Forum 2020

By Drew Fox Jordan • January 15, 2020

Membership asked to learn more about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and AGB leadership listened! We are thrilled to be speaking alongside College of Charleston Foundation Board Chair Jeff Kinard and Executive Director Chris Tobin (who is also the institution’s EVP of Institutional Advancement) about using AI to push advancement to new levels.

How to Disrupt the Status Quo That’s Halting AI Progress

By Drew Fox Jordan • January 14, 2020

One of the top companies in the world, IBM, admitted that AI progress is stymied because customers aren’t prepared for implementations and data mapping. These are issues that plague IBM and the majority of AI vendors out there, but that Gravyty – a much smaller organization – has overcome.

Jason Penry of Texas A&M Presents with Gravyty at CASE District VI 2020

By Drew Fox Jordan • January 14, 2020

Gravyty is excited for our “can’t miss” session with Jason Penry, Ph.D, Assistant Vice President for the Texas A&M Foundation, and cocktail event at East Urban Bar and Kitchen at CASE District VI in Kansas City.

What Can Fundraisers and Sales Executives Learn From Each Other?

By Adam Fentress • January 13, 2020

What if we are able to build into our fundraiser training programs some of the key 'intangibles' that former sales executives may be able to offer a non-profit fundraising organization?

Predictions For Fundraising In 2020

By Drew Fox Jordan • January 13, 2020

In 2019, fundraising saw a number of trends that should make us both optimistic about the future and skeptical that not all are not focused on the right challenges. As we look ahead to 2020, here are some top predictions for the future of the industry.

Rated, but Unassigned: How AI Helps Fundraisers Reach Their Next Generation of Big Donor Prospects

By Drew Fox Jordan • January 10, 2020

Smaller nonprofits are often plagued by the issue of 'rated-but-unassigned' donor prospects, i.e. donor prospects whose giving data suggests they have potential to become the next large gift donors. Here's how Artificial Intelligence can help.

Top 5 Ways AI and Machine Learning Are Changing How Nonprofits Fundraise

By Drew Fox Jordan • January 9, 2020

Is personalized relationship-building and outreach still achievable? Many organizations are finding the answer to be a resounding 'yes' with the aid of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Here are the top 5 ways AI and Machine Learning are already changing how nonprofits fundraise.

The Historic Problem with Fundraising Technology

By Drew Fox Jordan • January 8, 2020

It seems that a new technology emerges daily that promises the ability to do everything faster, better, or smarter. But when it comes to the technology used in fundraising, our unfortunate reality is one of broken promises.

The Importance of Engaging Faculty & Staff in Fundraising

By Drew Fox Jordan • January 7, 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.

Personalization: The Key to Driving Fundraising Results

By Drew Fox Jordan • January 6, 2020

Everyone knows exactly what an email blast looks like, whether it’s from your alma mater asking for a contribution to their fundraising campaign, or the local pet shelter looking for extra funding. Donors today expect more from nonprofits. They want to see an appeal that’s relevant to their individual interests.

Recession Proof Fundraising with Artificial Intelligence

By Kevin Leahy • January 2, 2020

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

Gravyty Customer Success - The Greatest Hits of 2019

By Drew Fox Jordan • December 31, 2019

Customer successes are truly Gravyty’s ‘Greatest Hits.’ In 2019, more and more organizations saw success with the help of Gravyty’s fundraiser enablement tools, powered by #AI. With so much to celebrate this year, we've compiled this ‘Greatest Hits’ list of the best from the year gone by, in no particular order.

Gravyty & Artificial Intelligence for Fundraising Gain Massive Media Attention in 2019

By Drew Fox Jordan • December 31, 2019

Gravyty & Artificial Intelligence Gained Massive Attention in 2019. Here are some of our ‘Greatest Hits’ of the year!

The AAAC’s ‘Greatest Hits’ of 2019

By Drew Fox Jordan • December 30, 2019

Gravyty is celebrating the final days of 2019 with a look back at some of the 'Greatest Hits' from the year past. In today's edition, we look at the amazing work of the AAAC!

Gravyty Attends Salesforce ISV Training Conference for Business Partners

By Reilly Conroy • December 27, 2019

Gravyty recently had the pleasure of attending Salesforce’s Business Enablement Training at its New York City office. The event was an opportunity for Salesforce ISV partners to get together and learn more about what it means to be partnered with Salesforce.

Top Artificial Intelligence (AI) Books List: AI Superpowers

By Rich Palmer • December 20, 2019

At Gravyty, we can't keep our hands off of a good read, especially if that book is a useful resource on Artificial Intelligence (AI). Today, we're adding AI Superpowers by Kai-Fu Lee to the Top AI Books List.

Philanthropy’s Intrinsic Relationship with Arts & Culture

By Drew Fox Jordan • December 19, 2019

Arts and culture have greatly relied on the affinities of philanthropists throughout history. The most famous of these relationships is perhaps that of Medici family and the Renaissance, an impact on the world that is still on display, even centuries later. Great donors have always fueled arts and culture, but not all organizations in these fields can be so lucky to have a modern-day Medici to call on for funding.

AI Ideas: Chris Biehn of Washburn & McGoldrick

By Drew Fox Jordan • December 18, 2019

For more than 20 years, Chris Biehn held advancement leadership roles in education at amazing institutions including Ithaca College, where he was VP of College Relations and Advancement for almost a decade. We had the chance to sit down with Chris for a Q&A session about how technology is and will continue to impact fundraising.

Gravyty CEO Inspires Fundraising Innovation in Keynote at AFPMA's Fundraising Day in Boston

By Drew Fox Jordan • December 17, 2019

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.

[VIDEO] AI-Enabled Fundraising for Nonprofit Membership Organizations with CDP

By Drew Fox Jordan • December 13, 2019

Michal Heiplik of CDP recently sat down with Gravyty to explain how AI-enabled fundraising empowers membership organizations to transform the way fundraisers work and inspire major gifts, at scale. Watch to learn how Gravyty changes what's possible for member-driven organizations.

Rated, but Unassigned: How AI Helps Fundraisers Reach Their Next Generation of Big Donor Prospects

By Drew Fox Jordan • December 13, 2019

Smaller nonprofits are often plagued by the issue of 'rated-but-unassigned' donor prospects, i.e. donor prospects whose giving data suggests they have potential to become the next large gift donors. Here's how Artificial Intelligence can help.

Top 5 Ways AI and Machine Learning Are Changing How Nonprofits Fundraise

By Drew Fox Jordan • December 12, 2019

Is personalized relationship-building and outreach still achievable? Many organizations are finding the answer to be a resounding 'yes' with the aid of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Here are the top 5 ways AI and Machine Learning are already changing how nonprofits fundraise.

Fundraising Data to Address: 1 in 5

By Drew Fox Jordan • December 11, 2019

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

What Can Fundraisers and Sales Executives Learn From Each Other?

By Adam Fentress • December 11, 2019

What if we are able to build into our fundraiser training programs some of the key 'intangibles' that former sales executives may be able to offer a non-profit fundraising organization?

How to Disrupt the Status Quo That’s Halting AI Progress

By Drew Fox Jordan • December 10, 2019

One of the top companies in the world, IBM, admitted that AI progress is stymied because customers aren’t prepared for implementations and data mapping. These are issues that plague IBM and the majority of AI vendors out there, but that Gravyty – a much smaller organization – has overcome.

Gravyty Testimonial: Productivity During a CRM Change

By Kevin Leahy • December 9, 2019

How can fundraisers thrive during CRM change or upgrade? See how our great friends and partners at Arkansas State University used Gravyty to continue prioritizing the most important aspects of their work – inspiring donors, even amidst a CRM change.

What Does a Gravyty Implementation Look Like?

By Drew Fox Jordan • December 9, 2019

By onboarding many varied and diverse organizations over the last three years, Gravyty has learned that each implementation is a unique experience. Our goal is to unlock the transformative power of AI for your organization quickly and smoothly. Here's how we achieve a 4-6 week implementation process from start to finish.

The Importance of Engaging Faculty & Staff in Fundraising

By Drew Fox Jordan • December 6, 2019

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.

What's New in Gravyty First Draft?

By Kevin Leahy • December 6, 2019

As the first and leading provider of fundraiser enablement software powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), Gravyty is constantly working to make fundraisers more efficient and effective. Our focus on transformative results means we constantly strive to empower fundraisers to inspire more gifts quicker than ever thought possible. Today, we’re excited to announce new updates to Gravyty First Draft, our flagship AI tool, and new features for managers.

The Historic Problem with Fundraising Technology

By Drew Fox Jordan • December 5, 2019

It seems that a new technology emerges daily that promises the ability to do everything faster, better, or smarter. But when it comes to the technology used in fundraising, our unfortunate reality is one of broken promises.

Personalization: The Key to Driving Fundraising Results

By Drew Fox Jordan • December 4, 2019

Everyone knows exactly what an email blast looks like, whether it’s from your alma mater asking for a contribution to their fundraising campaign, or the local pet shelter looking for extra funding. Donors today expect more from nonprofits. They want to see an appeal that’s relevant to their individual interests.

The Day After Giving Tuesday: 4 Tips to Continue Engagement

By Abby Jarvis • December 4, 2019

What happens after Giving Tuesday? How can you continue to inspire and engage those who generously gave to your organization on the big day?

Traditional Fundraising Systems are Broken. Here's How Artificial Intelligence Fixes That.

By Lindsey Athanasiou • December 3, 2019

Fundraising systems should exist to keep engagement up, but many fundraisers know that they really act as static metrics on performance. At Gravyty, we believe those expensive systems that measure performance and provide ticklers for gift officers in hopes of improving performance only get you so far. Rather, organizations should provide tools that proactively support and prompt the fundraisers to hit their goals with ease.

Is Giving Tuesday Enough?

By Drew Fox Jordan • December 3, 2019

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

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

By Drew Fox Jordan • December 2, 2019

It’s November and we are now fully engaged in the end of year giving push. For many organizations, that means it’s all hands on deck to make sure that no personal ask goes unmade. 

Why AI is the Recession Proof Way to Fundraise

By Kevin Leahy • November 29, 2019

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

Workforce Expansion for Fundraising in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

By Drew Fox Jordan • November 29, 2019

In the age of Artificial Intelligence (AI), fundraising organizations have a new path to expand the workforce and begin seeing the returns of increased efficiency, faster than previously thought possible.

Philanthropy’s Intrinsic Relationship with Arts & Culture

By Drew Fox Jordan • November 27, 2019

Arts and culture have greatly relied on the affinities of philanthropists throughout history. The most famous of these relationships is perhaps that of Medici family and the Renaissance, an impact on the world that is still on display, even centuries later. Great donors have always fueled arts and culture, but not all organizations in these fields can be so lucky to have a modern-day Medici to call on for funding.

Fundraising in 2019: Fewer Donors. Increased Competition. Fundraiser Fatigue. Where's The Opportunity?

By Drew Fox Jordan • November 26, 2019

According to Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2018, American individuals, bequests, foundations and corporations gave an estimated $427.71 billion to U.S. charities in 2018, up 0.7% from 2017. So why should that be cause for concern?

The Courage to Innovate

By Drew Fox Jordan • November 25, 2019

VIA Public Media, Northeastern Pennsylvania’s PBS and NPR affiliate, serving 22 counties in the region, recently reorganized its development team and efforts to bring all resources onto one team. In this reorganization, Chief Development Officer, Ron Prislupski, identified that VIA’s major gifts program needed help and saw an opportunity to add resources that would increase revenue. In addition to hiring a Planned and Major Giving Officer, his partnership with CDP also identified Gravyty’s AI-enabled fundraising suite of tools as a solution to increase fundraiser activity and inspire more gifts.

The Future of Fundraising is Artificial Intelligence

By Drew Fox Jordan • November 22, 2019

Our good friend, John A. Farkas, Jr., Major and Planned Giving Officer at WVIA Public Media, recently spoke about the future of fundraising, and where he saw the industry going in the future. He referenced that Gravyty and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are changing the fundraising industry, and will continue to revolutionize how fundraisers do their jobs.

Smaller Portfolios: Short Term Gains for Long-Term Sacrifice?

By Drew Fox Jordan • November 22, 2019

Perhaps one of the most divisive trends in fundraising today is the shrinking portfolio. More and more organizations are slashing gift officer assignments by 30, even 60 percent. But we need better ways for fundraisers to manage more prospects – meaningfully, today, for current and long-term major giving.

AI-Enabled Fundraising for Membership Organizations

By Drew Fox Jordan • November 22, 2019

Michal Heiplik is EVP and Co-founder of CDP, a Boston-based fundraising service that brings breakthrough technologies, including AI-enabled fundraising, to public media. By acting as the engine of fundraising innovation for public radio and television stations, CDP helps its members understand areas of opportunity for increasing fundraising effectiveness and efficiency. Learn why Michal believes in AI-enabled fundraising for membership organizations.

Salesforce's Vala Afshar Features Gravyty in HuffPost

By Drew Fox Jordan • November 21, 2019

Vala Afshar, Chief Data Evangelist at Salesforce, and friend of Gravyty used his Huffington Post column to write How Nonprofits Can Use Artificial Intelligence (AI) To Improve Fundraising. We're proud to say the piece prominently featured Gravyty, and our CEO, Adam Martel.

How AI Helps Hospitals Accelerate the Pace at Which We Fund Cures for Diseases and Improve Patient Outcomes

By Kevin Leahy • November 20, 2019

Funding for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the healthcare industry is skyrocketing as hospitals and healthcare providers look to put these cutting-edge investments into practice. Have you considered how AI can also be used to fund the accelerated pace at which we cure diseases and treat patients?

The State of AI in Advancement

By Kevin Leahy • November 20, 2019

A little more than a year ago, leaders in the advancement industry recognized that artificial intelligence (AI) technology was beginning to revolutionize the way fundraising worked.

[Video] Fundraiser Spotlight: John A. Farkas, Jr. of VIA Public Media

By Drew Fox Jordan • November 19, 2019

Watch our video to see how membership organization, VIA Public Media, has used Gravyty and AI to increase one-on-one meetings, membership renewals, reestablish relationships with lapsed donors, and inspire major gifts.

AI Ideas: Adrienne Stein, Senior Director of Development Systems for Planned Parenthood Federation of America

By Drew Fox Jordan • November 19, 2019

Adrienne Stein is Senior Director of Development Systems for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Action Fund. She is a technology leader in the nonprofit sector who has helped organizations manage technology and data to be more effective and efficient. We had the chance to sit down with Adrienne for a Q&A session about how technology is impacting fundraising.

Higher Education Fundraising with Artificial Intelligence

By Drew Fox Jordan • November 18, 2019

Westmont College, a Christian liberal arts institution located in scenic Santa Barbara, recently confronted a major obstacle in its advancement and fundraising efforts. Read how it used fundraiser enablement tools, powered by AI, to solve these problems.

WEBINAR: Gravyty + Salesforce: How Gravyty, AI, and Salesforce Work Together to Make Data Actionable

By Drew Fox Jordan • November 15, 2019

The Gravyty webinar series continues with 'Gravyty + Salesforce: How Gravyty, AI and Salesforce Work Together to Make Data Actionable'.

Rated But Unassigned Prospects: Who Are They, and How Do you Build Relationships with them?

By Drew Fox Jordan • November 15, 2019

For most organizations, especially those with an advancement research department, limited fundraiser capacity leaves a large (and often growing) pool of donor prospects who have the capacity to give but have not been assigned to a fundraiser’s portfolio. We call these 'rated but unassigned' prospects.

How to Disrupt the Status Quo That’s Halting AI Progress

By Drew Fox Jordan • November 15, 2019

One of the top companies in the world, IBM, admitted that AI progress is stymied because customers aren’t prepared for implementations and data mapping. These are issues that plague IBM and the majority of AI vendors out there, but that Gravyty – a much smaller organization – has overcome.

Dreamforce 2019: Where To Find Gravyty

By Drew Fox Jordan • November 14, 2019

Just like last year, Gravyty is set to make a big splash at Dreamforce 2019 in San Francisco. With all of the craziness that comes along with Dreamforce, we want to be sure you don’t miss your chance to connect with us and learn how artificial intelligence (AI) is powering fundraiser enablement to help change-the-world organizations inspire and build lasting donor relationships, faster and more efficiently than ever thought possible.

[VIDEO] AI-Enabled Fundraising for Nonprofit Membership Organizations with CDP

By Drew Fox Jordan • November 13, 2019

Michal Heiplik of CDP recently sat down with Gravyty to explain how AI-enabled fundraising empowers membership organizations to transform the way fundraisers work and inspire major gifts, at scale. Watch to learn how Gravyty changes what's possible for member-driven organizations.

Making Fast Faster, Great Greater, and Smart Smarter with AI-Enabled Fundraising

By Drew Fox Jordan • November 12, 2019

Watch our video to see how under the leadership of Don Weinbach, Quinnipiac University continues its tradition of 'making fast faster, great greater, and smart even smarter' with AI-enabled fundraising.

What Does a Gravyty Implementation Look Like?

By Drew Fox Jordan • November 11, 2019

By onboarding many varied and diverse organizations over the last three years, Gravyty has learned that each implementation is a unique experience. Our goal is to unlock the transformative power of AI for your organization quickly and smoothly. Here's how we achieve a 4-6 week implementation process from start to finish.

Gravyty and IgnitePost Partner to Bring Artificial Intelligence Into the Physical World Through Robotics & Take Personalized Communication to New Horizons

By Arian Radmand and Kevin Leahy • November 8, 2019

Gravyty is thrilled to announce our partnership with IgnitePost. This is the first time that AI and Robotics have combined to span the gap from the digital to the physical world in advancement. Together, we're unlocking new ways for fundraisers to expand Stewardship and build deeper relationships at scale.

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

By Drew Fox Jordan • November 8, 2019

It’s November and we are now fully engaged in the end of year giving push. For many organizations, that means it’s all hands on deck to make sure that no personal ask goes unmade. 

[Video] Fundraiser Spotlight: John A. Farkas, Jr. of VIA Public Media

By Drew Fox Jordan • November 8, 2019

Watch our video to see how membership organization, VIA Public Media, has used Gravyty and AI to increase one-on-one meetings, membership renewals, reestablish relationships with lapsed donors, and inspire major gifts.

Gravyty CEO Featured at Demystifying AI Event

By Drew Fox Jordan • November 7, 2019

Gravyty co-founder and CEO, Adam Martel, will be featured at The Nonprofit Alliance and ONE HUNDRED Agency’s 'Demystifying AI in the Philanthropic Sector' on Tuesday, November 12th.

Traditional Fundraising Systems are Broken. Here's How Artificial Intelligence Fixes That.

By Lindsey Athanasiou • November 7, 2019

Fundraising systems should exist to keep engagement up, but many fundraisers know that they really act as static metrics on performance. At Gravyty, we believe those expensive systems that measure performance and provide ticklers for gift officers in hopes of improving performance only get you so far. Rather, organizations should provide tools that proactively support and prompt the fundraisers to hit their goals with ease.

Personalization: The Key to Driving Fundraising Results

By Drew Fox Jordan • November 6, 2019

Everyone knows exactly what an email blast looks like, whether it’s from your alma mater asking for a contribution to their fundraising campaign, or the local pet shelter looking for extra funding. Donors today expect more from nonprofits. They want to see an appeal that’s relevant to their individual interests.

AI IDEAS: Erik Arnold of Tech for Social Impact at Microsoft Philanthropies

By Drew Fox Jordan • November 6, 2019

In our latest AI Ideas column, we spoke with Erik Arnold of Tech for Social Impact at Microsoft Philanthropies. This and more from an incredible interview: 'How can a nonprofit organization use AI to improve fundraising, understand the influencers in their ecosystems, design events, or bring impact to their constituents? AI presents nonprofits with opportunities to achieve more impact, bring better stories back to constituents, and build the trust necessary to secure additional gifts and funding to further mission impact.'

Top Artificial Intelligence (AI) Books List: Predictive Machines

By Rich Palmer • November 5, 2019

At Gravyty, we can't keep our hands off of a good read, especially if that book is a useful resource on Artificial Intelligence (AI). Today, we're adding Prediction Machines by Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb to the Top AI Books List.

Fundraiser Spotlight: John A. Farkas, Jr., VIA Public Media

By Drew Fox Jordan • November 5, 2019

John A. Farkas, Jr. uses Gravyty's AI-enabled tools to grow the major donor pipeline for the future and inspire major gifts today for VIA Public Media. Learn what it's like to live a day in the life of an AI-enabled fundraiser through John's experience.

The Historic Problem with Fundraising Technology

By Drew Fox Jordan • November 1, 2019

It seems that a new technology emerges daily that promises the ability to do everything faster, better, or smarter. But when it comes to the technology used in fundraising, our unfortunate reality is one of broken promises.

Gravyty CEO Adam Martel Featured at Capital One’s Reimagine Communities Summit

By Drew Fox Jordan • October 31, 2019

Gravyty co-founder and CEO Adam Martel recently presented on 'AI/ML is the New Normal' at Capital One’s Reimagine Communities Summit in Dallas, Texas.

7 Scariest Things for Fundraisers At The End Of The Year

By Drew Fox Jordan • October 31, 2019

The flurry of activity that comes with closing end of year giving can be anxiety-inducing for fundraisers. As we find ourselves in that crunch time, we look at seven of the scariest things that fundraisers face this time of year.

Fundraising in 2019: Fewer Donors. Increased Competition. Fundraiser Fatigue. Where's The Opportunity?

By Drew Fox Jordan • October 30, 2019

According to Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2018, American individuals, bequests, foundations and corporations gave an estimated $427.71 billion to U.S. charities in 2018, up 0.7% from 2017. So why should that be cause for concern?

Gravyty and iWave Expand Strategic Partnership to Elevate Grateful Patient Programs

By Drew Fox Jordan • October 30, 2019

Gravyty and iWave, leaders in fundraising enablement and efficiency, have expanded their strategic partnership. Leveraging data and artificial intelligence (AI) they are helping healthcare organizations elevate their grateful patient programs and raise major gifts that lead to transformative health services.

The Importance of Engaging Faculty & Staff in Fundraising

By Drew Fox Jordan • October 29, 2019

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.

Gravyty Brings AI to AHP's Annual International Conference

By Drew Fox Jordan • October 28, 2019

The Gravyty team was in Washington D.C. last week for the AHP Annual International Conference, the largest gathering of healthcare development professionals and a catalyst for growing one's network, connecting with peers, and sharing new experiences.

Fundraising Data to Address: 66%

By Drew Fox Jordan • October 25, 2019

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

Where To Find Gravyty at the 2019 AHP Annual International Conference

By Drew Fox Jordan • October 24, 2019

The Gravyty team is excited to be in Washington D.C. at the 2019 AHP Annual International Conference with the chance to talk about fundraiser enablement tools, powered by AI, for healthcare fundraising professionals.

AI-Enabled Fundraising for Membership Organizations

By Drew Fox Jordan • October 24, 2019

Michal Heiplik is EVP and Co-founder of CDP, a Boston-based fundraising service that brings breakthrough technologies, including AI-enabled fundraising, to public media. By acting as the engine of fundraising innovation for public radio and television stations, CDP helps its members understand areas of opportunity for increasing fundraising effectiveness and efficiency. Learn why Michal believes in AI-enabled fundraising for membership organizations.

Fundraising Data to Address: 1 in 5

By Drew Fox Jordan • October 23, 2019

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

3 Ways to Expand a Culture of Philanthropy for Colleges and Universities

By Kevin Leahy • October 22, 2019

3 ways to grow a culture of philanthropy at your college or university.

Gravyty CTO Rich Palmer Honored At Boston Business Journal's 40 Under 40 Event

By Drew Fox Jordan • October 22, 2019

Last week, Gravyty co-founder and CTO Rich Palmer was honored by Boston Business Journal as a 2019 40 Under 40 recipient. A reception was held for the 2019 winners at The Grand in Boston's Seaport District on October 16th.

Why Gift Officer Management Is Critical for Seizing Opportunities in Nonprofit Fundraising

By Drew Fox Jordan • October 21, 2019

Blackbaud recently released an infographic with new research titled "How Gift Officer Management Impacts Fundraising Goals". The findings are paramount to the work we're doing at Gravyty by helping organizations use artificial intelligence (AI) technology to execute a strategy that gives frontline fundraisers the working capacity to create multiple personalized touch points with their entire assigned portfolios each year, increase personal visits, and inspire more major gifts.

Gravyty Showcases Artificial Intelligence at bbcon 2019

By Drew Fox Jordan • October 18, 2019

The Gravyty team was recently down in Nashville, Tennessee for bbcon, the premier tech gathering for organizations and change agents driving social good.

Doing Good: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Nonprofit Fundraising

By Kevin Leahy • October 17, 2019

Many thanks to MIT Enterprise Forum and our great friends & partners at Westmont College for inviting Gravyty CEO Adam Martel to share the stage for an invigorating conversation about how artificial intelligence can transform the way we fundraise and change the world.

Philanthropy’s Intrinsic Relationship with Arts & Culture

By Drew Fox Jordan • October 17, 2019

Arts and culture have greatly relied on the affinities of philanthropists throughout history. The most famous of these relationships is perhaps that of Medici family and the Renaissance, an impact on the world that is still on display, even centuries later. Great donors have always fueled arts and culture, but not all organizations in these fields can be so lucky to have a modern-day Medici to call on for funding.

[VIDEO] Fundraiser Spotlight: The Pittsburgh Foundation

By Drew Fox Jordan • October 17, 2019

The Pittsburgh Foundation works to improve its community by evaluating the greatest needs of the region, promoting responsible philanthropy, and connecting donors to those critical needs. Through Gravyty’s fundraiser enablement tools, powered by artificial intelligence (AI), the Pittsburgh Foundation saw an opportunity to revolutionize how its fundraisers could meet donors.

Gravyty CTO Rich Palmer and Babson Entrepreneurs Sweep Boston Titles

By Drew Fox Jordan • October 16, 2019

Boston competitions – BostInno’s 50 On Fire and 25 Under 25, the Boston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, and the MassChallenge Boston Top 20 finalists cohort – have honored many Babson student and alumni entrepreneurs this fall, including Gravyty co-founder and CTO Rich Palmer. Palmer, who received his MBA from Babson in 2016, is a Boston Business Journal 2019 40 Under 40. 

Artificial Intelligence & Fundraiser Enablement for Hospitals

By Drew Fox Jordan • October 16, 2019

Many hospitals become leaders by applying the newest techniques and cutting-edge technology -- such as artificial intelligence (AI) -- to provide patients with the best care possible, and in many cases, transform patient outcomes. To expand top-of-the-line care to more patients and grow impact, this same strategy should be applied to fundraising, as well.

Why AI is the Recession Proof Way to Fundraise

By Kevin Leahy • October 15, 2019

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

The Courage to Innovate

By Drew Fox Jordan • October 14, 2019

VIA Public Media, Northeastern Pennsylvania’s PBS and NPR affiliate, serving 22 counties in the region, recently reorganized its development team and efforts to bring all resources onto one team. In this reorganization, Chief Development Officer, Ron Prislupski, identified that VIA’s major gifts program needed help and saw an opportunity to add resources that would increase revenue. In addition to hiring a Planned and Major Giving Officer, his partnership with CDP also identified Gravyty’s AI-enabled fundraising suite of tools as a solution to increase fundraiser activity and inspire more gifts.

McMaster University Becomes Canada’s First Adopter of Fundraiser Enablement, Powered by Artificial Intelligence, with Gravyty

By Drew Fox Jordan • October 11, 2019

Gravyty, the first and leading provider of fundraiser enablement software, powered by artificial intelligence (AI), today announced that McMaster University of Hamilton, Ontario has become the first AI-enabled fundraising organization in Canada.

Gravyty and IgnitePost Partner to Bring Artificial Intelligence Into the Physical World Through Robotics & Take Personalized Communication to New Horizons

By Arian Radmand and Kevin Leahy • October 10, 2019

Gravyty is thrilled to announce our partnership with IgnitePost. This is the first time that AI and Robotics have combined to span the gap from the digital to the physical world in advancement. Together, we're unlocking new ways for fundraisers to expand Stewardship and build deeper relationships at scale.

How AI-enabled Stewardship Inspires Major Gifts

By Drew Fox Jordan • October 10, 2019

By combining the art and science of fundraising, Gravyty helps organizations manage stewardship in ways never thought possible before and find amazing, and often unexpected, outcomes with donors.

Capital One, Gravyty's Great Partners and Friends, Invite CEO to Present at Reimagine Communities

By Drew Fox Jordan • October 9, 2019

Gravyty co-founder and CEO Adam Martel was a featured speaker at Reimagine Communities, powered by Capital One FUTURE EDGE: a summit for nonprofit organizations, corporate leaders, community leaders, and public officials.

Updated Gravyty Case Study: The College of Charleston

By Drew Fox Jordan • October 9, 2019

Gravyty first reported on CofC’s use of fundraiser enablement, powered by AI, in early 2019 when we announced that our tools expanded the institution’s fundraising workforce by 2.6x. Learn how the CofC fundraisers used that expanded workforce, and Gravyty, to secure 400+ new gifts, $880,000 in additional revenue, and more in 10 months.

Gravyty Case Study: Cure Alzheimer's Fund

By Drew Fox Jordan • October 8, 2019

This case study examines how Cure Alzheimer's Fund used Gravyty's fundraiser enablement tools, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) to manage 20,000+ donors, secure 69 new major gifts in the fiscal year, and increase revenue by $1.2m -- all on the mission to provide research grants to provide breakthroughs to solve Alzheimer's.

Traditional Fundraising Systems are Broken. Here's How Artificial Intelligence Fixes That.

By Lindsey Athanasiou • October 7, 2019

Fundraising systems should exist to keep engagement up, but many fundraisers know that they really act as static metrics on performance. At Gravyty, we believe those expensive systems that measure performance and provide tickers for gift officers in hopes of improving performance only get you so far. Rather, organizations should provide tools that proactively support and prompt the fundraisers to hit their goals with ease.

Gravyty CEO Adam Martel Speaking at Capital One's Reimagine Communities Summit 2019

By Drew Fox Jordan • October 4, 2019

Gravyty CEO presents at Capital One's Reimagine Communities, a summit for nonprofit organizations and community leaders.

New Case Study: Northern Kentucky University

By Drew Fox Jordan • October 4, 2019

Read how Northern Kentucky University embraced fundraiser enablement, powered by artificial intelligence, to close hundreds of new gifts and manage 1,600+ previously unassigned donors

Gravyty Featured in NonProfit Pro as #1 Artificial Intelligence Tool Your Nonprofit Must Explore—Now

By Drew Fox Jordan • October 4, 2019

In his recent NonProfit Pro article, Wayne Elsey brought Gravyty to the top of his list of 'Artificial Intelligence Tools Your Nonprofit Must Explore–Now.'

Higher Education Fundraising with Artificial Intelligence

By Drew Fox Jordan • October 3, 2019

Westmont College, a Christian liberal arts institution located in scenic Santa Barbara, recently confronted a major obstacle in its advancement and fundraising efforts. Read how it used fundraiser enablement tools, powered by AI, to solve these problems.

Gravyty Featured in Chronicle of Philanthropy Cover Story

By Drew Fox Jordan • October 2, 2019

Along with some of our great friends and customers, including Cure Alzheimers and The College of Charleston, Gravyty was recently featured in Nicole Wallace's cover story for The Chronicle of Philanthropy, entitled "A.I. is Ready for Fundraising. Are Fundraisers Ready for A.I.?"

AI IDEAS: Erik Arnold of Tech for Social Impact at Microsoft Philanthropies

By Kevin Leahy • October 1, 2019

In our latest AI Ideas column, we spoke with Erik Arnold of Tech for Social Impact at Microsoft Philanthropies. This and more from an incredible interview: "How can a nonprofit organization use AI to improve fundraising, understand the influencers in their ecosystems, design events, or bring impact to their constituents? AI presents nonprofits with opportunities to achieve more impact, bring better stories back to constituents, and build the trust necessary to secure additional gifts and funding to further mission impact."

AI & The Art of Fundraising

By Drew Fox Jordan • October 1, 2019

In an article published by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB), Jeffery E. Kinard, chair of the College of Charleston Foundation Board of Directors, explains why the prestigious institution introduced artificial intelligence (AI) and Gravyty as a strategic component of fundraising operations.

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