Although not every business trend deserves the consideration of nonprofit executives, the emerging focus on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) matters is well worth the attention. As businesses are realizing they can do good and do well simultaneously, they're shifting towards a more sustainable and collaborative approach to philanthropy, rather than a purely transactional one. While ESG is creating unprecedented opportunities for nonprofit and corporate partnerships to flourish, nonprofits have to strategically position themselves to fit into this new landscape.

In this article, co-authors Steve Orr, Tisha Hyter and Shaby Rosales combine their decades of corporate and nonprofit experience to offer their insights on how organizations can reflect and adapt to the challenges they may face when undertaking the work of ESG.
Organizations have been making great strides to adopt and integrate DEI practices within their operations. While this represents promising progress towards a more equitable, inclusive and diverse work environment, these two components are integral to achieving such progress: pay equity and transparency. Establishing fair and just compensation policies that combat systemic inequities and discrimination is crucial to ensuring that your staff feels valued, respected and properly recognized for what they bring to the table.

Orr Group's HR expert Jessica Shatzel outlines several approaches to creating pay equity and transparency within your organization. Take a look!
This past year has shown us that one of the most important indicators of an organization's health is its fundraising capability. Nonprofits have had to adapt or change in some way, and no change has proved more effective than the shift towards a focus on transformational giving. With a transformative idea - a bold plan for your organization to meet the needs of the moment - nonprofits can appeal to mega-philanthropists and large charitable foundations or corporations looking to make a big impact.

Orr Group's CJ Orr offers some innovative ideas to secure transformational gifts that will take your organization's fundraising to the next level in his recent article published by NonProfit PRO. Check it out now!
Have You Explored our Survey Findings Yet?
The majority of nonprofit organizations who responded to our State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey 2.0 reported that they have established an organizational commitment to creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace. Similarly, almost all respondents said that they have made an effort over the past 12 months to further diversify their Boards.

Read more about these findings and others as they relate to fundraising, campaigns and strategy by downloading the complete findings report today! 👇
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We're thrilled to partner with American Association of University Women (AAUW) to support their corporate sponsorship efforts and foundation relations as they prepare for their National Conference for College Women Student Leaders! To maintain AAUW’s fundraising momentum, our work is focused on leading the moves management process, securing prospects and bolstering their corporate and foundation pipeline.
Orr Group is teaming up with New Teacher Center (NTC) to help the organization diversify its funding portfolio and maximize its philanthropic potential! We will assess NTC's current state and fundraising infrastructure, then design a comprehensive and actionable development strategy that includes crafting a case for support, recommendations for strengthening fundraising leadership and capacity, and determining the infrastructure needed for achieving fundraising goals and activities.
Building upon our multi-year partnership, we're excited to continue supporting Pace University in their historic $185M campaign efforts! We're working together to evolve the University's campaign strategy, working alongside leadership to provide training, coaching, and comprehensive support to campaign volunteers, key staff, and campaign teams.
We're honored to continue our four-year partnership with Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation to provide ongoing outsourced development leadership as the organization's Vice President of Development! We'll continue to lead the team as an embedded partner, strengthening their fundraising strategy, growing their donor base and furthering their philanthropic efforts.
Orr Group is excited to expand our international collaborations and partner with Universidad Metropolitana (Unimet)! Together with Unimet's leadership, we're creating a long-term development strategy that will help the institution establish and sustain a successful fundraising program. In addition to our strategy work, we're providing outsourced development support and hands-on leadership as key fundraisers for their major gifts program.
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Careers with Our Nonprofit Partners
As part of our Recruitment and Outsourced HR services, we specialize in recruiting top talent and work with our partners to address their immediate and long-term hiring needs. Click our current client job openings below to learn more.
PhilanthroCon: Two Days of Connection, Information & Inspiration
On May 18 & 19, Orr Group joined the Association of Fundraising Professionals - NYC Chapter for its two-day virtual fundraisers conference, PhilanthroCon!

As a keynote sponsor, Orr Group's CJ Orr had the exciting opportunity to kick off the event and introduce Day 1's keynote speaker Caryl M. Stern, Executive Director of the Walton Family Foundation, and her session on "Why Passion and Partnership Will Shape Philanthropy's Future".
On Day 2, Orr Group Managing Director Craig Shelley, CFRE joined in on the action and facilitated a breakout session on "Retaining Donors Acquired in Unusual Times", giving insight on how to retain donors who've engaged with an organization's mission in times of great need.

The conference was a great success, full of innovative and inspiring conversations with fellow expert fundraisers and nonprofit leaders. We are proud to have been a part of it!

If you missed PhilanthroCon, don't worry! Register today and you can gain access to all 12 educational and keynote session recordings until August 31, 2021.