May 2019 Newsletter
Often times, front-line fundraisers view planned giving as an esoteric proposition. It is known as a specialty dominated by attorneys and is often associated with uncomfortable conversations about mortality; an intimidating prospect to even the most seasoned fundraisers. We get it. You’ve developed great relationships with your major donors, keeping them engaged with stories of the impact their contributions make on your organization’s mission. You shudder at the thought of discussing planned giving options and worry that it may be inappropriate or insensitive. 

That said, it’s important to keep in mind that today we are amid the greatest wealth transfer in U.S. history. Over the next several decades, $30 trillion will be transferred from the largest and wealthiest generation to their Generation X and Millennial children. Additionally, $6.3 trillion will be transferred to charities through charitable bequests and unless we as fundraisers position our missions as worthy of this ultimate investment, 90% of donor mortality will result in lost opportunity. 

We're excited to announce that Orr Group is sponsoring Women in Development (WiD), New York's Woman of Achievement Award Luncheon on June 19th as they honor Ruth C. Browne, SD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ronald McDonald House New York.

For the past two years, Orr Group has worked closely with R onald McDonald House New York to develop and manage their major gifts program, helping the organization realize the potential of its donor pipeline.

We are honored to be supporting Ruth Browne and the entire Ronald McDonald House New York team!
Building a Prospect Pipeline: A Roadmap to Major and Transformational Gifts
Does your organization focus too much time, energy and resources on events? Are your major supporters primarily made up of event donors who are not being cultivated for potential major gifts? If you answered yes, or would like to simply learn more about developing your major gifts pipeline, join Orr Group Director's Lisa Keitges and Patricia Gill on Tuesday, May 28th for a webinar hosted by Nonprofit New York.
Ask a MentORR Event Recap
On Friday May 17th, Orr Group hosted it's signature Ask a MentORR event in both our DC and NYC offices. Our junior team members facilitated small group dialogues with fellow nonprofit young professionals. Topics of discussion included - institutional donors, engaging millennial donors, dashboarding to track progress against goals and tips and tricks to networking.
The Right Development Committee for Your Nonprofit
As any nonprofit knows, it is critical to have board members who can help drive both programmatic and financial success. That said, t he fund development committee of your board of directors should be an integral part of your nonprofit’s governance and fundraising strategy.

So how do you build the right fund development committee for your nonprofit? Orr Group Managing Director, Craig Shelley helps answer that in his latest article with NonProfit Pro.
Fundraising Day New York 2019 is Almost Here!
Fundraising Day New York is just around the corner! Register today and join Orr Group's Craig Shelley, Managing Director and CJ Orr, Chief Operating Officer as they moderate two sessions throughout the day!

Click here to learn more about the sessions and register for this premier event!
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