March 2019 Newsletter
Activating Alumni as Donors: Four New Solutions to an Age-Old Challenge
The importance of alumni engaging in philanthropy in higher education is critical to elevating a college or university’s reputation and raising funds that allow the institution to adapt to the ever-changing education landscape. All colleges and universities face the ongoing challenge of activating alumni as donors and increasing the engagement of those that already give. With the rise of social media and other new technologies, we’ve identified four creative ways for higher education advancement departments to think about alumni giving and increase pride in their institution.
New York Cares
New York Cares is the largest volunteer network in New York City, offering thousands of volunteer opportunities with nonprofits and schools in all five boroughs.  They empower individuals to help improve the lives of their neighbors and all New Yorkers. We are excited to be collaborating with New York Cares to grow and diversify their fundraising!

Temple Beth-El of Great Neck
Temple Beth-El, located in Great Neck, New York, serves more than 2,300 men, women, and children who come to pray, celebrate, and learn. Providing for the spiritual and educational needs of a diverse Jewish community in a caring, innovative Reform temple, Temple Bel-El encourages participation and respects individual choices.

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The Trinity of Nonprofit CEO Success: Talent, Donors and Finances now available on NonProfit Pro!
Check out Managing Director, Craig Shelley, CFRE's most recent article in NonProfit Pro and find out what makes a successful nonprofit CEO.

Rebecca Emani selected as a Breakout Speaker at AiP's Conference on Philanthropy 2019! 
Orr Group Director, Rebecca Emani will lead a Breakout Session on teaching the next generation the value of money through philanthropic investment.

Orr Group Article Is GuideStar's #8 Most Read Blog Post of 2018
With so much buzz around Bitcoin, it’s important to know how it works, and to think about whether your nonprofit should be either accepting donations in bitcoin, or indeed actively targeting successful Bitcoin investors. So, what exactly is Bitcoin, and how might it impact your nonprofit’s fundraising?

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Jenny Swift
In March, Jenny Swift joined the Orr Group team in the role of Associate. Jenny graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Industrial and Labor Relations. Prior to joining Orr Group, Jenny spent the last year at Restaurant Opportunities Centers where she worked in both finance and development. We are excited to have Jenny join the team!

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Orr Group is a strategic fundraising firm that leverages top talent and innovative technologies to help nonprofits grow and diversify revenue. With offices in Washington, DC and New York City, Orr Group has partnered in our clients' success for almost three decades, helping more than 600 nonprofits raise hundreds of millions of dollars for their causes.