By Robert I. Evans With the calendar pages flipping quickly and as we approach the fourth quarter of the year - a period when Jewish organizations of all types and sizes report on their successes with major donor prospects and all types of capital and endowment campaigns - we … [Read more...] about 2016 Major Gifts from Jewish Donors: Not Very Supportive of Jewish Orgs … Yet!
By Robert I. Evans Reaching an organization’s friends and supporters has become more and more difficult as modes of communication have exploded, resulting in a “communication overload.” Today, so many of us receive messaging and news in various ways that the result is many peop … [Read more...] about Reaching Diverse Audiences is Tougher Than Ever so Let’s Get Creative!
By Robert Evans The American fundraising entity representing Israel’s Ben-Gurion University announced last month the receipt of a $400 million gift by the estate of Dr. Howard Marcus and his wife Lottie, of San Diego, California. This gift provides for the creation of a p … [Read more...] about Jewish Commitment to the Environment Growing but Uneven Despite Significant Giving by Other U.S. Donors
The strong report on giving reflects that total estimated giving was at its highest levels ever in both 2014 and 2015 By Robert I. Evans Charitable giving by U.S. donors reached $373.25 billion in 2015, reflecting another 4.1% increase over 2014 levels, according to Giving … [Read more...] about U.S. Giving Reaches New Highs; Unprecedented Increases
By Robert I. Evans Twenty-five years ago, I started The Evans Consulting Group to help nonprofits propel their fundraising operations. Along the way, I had hoped my clients would be able to tackle innovative approaches to challenges facing the not-for-profit community and to … [Read more...] about A Retrospective on 25 years of Fundraising: So Many Changes!