Aug 7, 2023
The release of the Giving USA 2023 annual report sent shivers through the nonprofit community with its finding that total charitable giving had declined for the first time since 2009. In today's episode, we look behind the data to share key insights and advice for how nonprofits can navigate changes in donor behavior, weather an uncertain economy, and find creative opportunities to boost fundraising and membership.
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Strawser, PhD has built his consulting career working
with leaders at community foundations, United Ways, homeless
shelters, senior service agencies, youth programs, arts and culture
organizations, and more. He has trained more than 1,000
organizations and generated over $25 million in government grants.
In addition to being a Certified Fund Raising Professional and
Certified Nonprofit Professional, he has also completed a
Certificate of Nonprofit Board Consulting through BoardSource and
is a Master Trainer through the Association of Fundraising
Professionals. Dr. Strawser completed his PhD in Nonprofit and
Philanthropic Leadership at The Nonprofit Institute at the
University of San Diego.
Timlick, vice president of client services for IPM
Advancement, provides subject matter expertise that covers all
aspects of client and project management including direct mail,
telemarketing, and digital campaigns. Since 2007 she has managed
renewal, appeal, and acquisition programs encompassing more than
200 million total recipients.
Russ Phaneuf, a co-founder of IPM Advancement, has a background in higher education development, with positions at the University of Hartford, Northern Arizona University, and Thunderbird School of Global Management. As IPM's managing director & chief strategist, Russ serves as lead fundraising strategist, award-winning content creator, and program analyst specializing in applied system dynamics.
Rich Frazier has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 30 years. In his role as senior consultant with IPM Advancement, Rich offers extensive understanding and knowledge in major gifts program management, fund development, strategic planning, and board of directors development.