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    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.

    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.

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