July 6, 2022
Effective fundraising demands new strategies, timeless principles, and an open mind
New edition of Achieving Excellence in Fundraising puts philanthropy in context
by Shari Finnell, editor/writer, Not-for-profit News

As editors prepared to assemble the fifth edition of Achieving Excellence in Fundraising, they shared a sense of unease, recalls Genevieve G. Shaker, lead editor and associate professor of philanthropic studies at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI.
Shaker, who had been involved with the textbook previously in its 30-year history, led a team of more than 50 authors — all with ties to the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy — during one of the most transformative periods in the history of philanthropy. The work on the edition started in 2019 but the team paused as the global COVID-19 outbreak upended the nonprofit sector, philanthropy. The publication was released this spring and was co-edited by Eugene R. Tempel, Sarah K. Nathan, and Bill Stanczykiewicz.
“There was so much happening with fundraising as a result of that period of time,” Shaker said, recalling the uncertainty around the deadly pandemic, heightened awareness about DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) following social justice protests, economic upheaval, and the rush to virtual engagement.
Several questions emerged during that time, she said, including: “How might this be changing things?” “What are the tried-and-true principles we believe still hold?”
“New editions come out about every five years,” Shaker said. “We wanted to make sure those principles were sustained. How can we make a book, attending to the changes this moment, that also will speak to people several years from now?”
In the end, the team decided to move forward, with the understanding that it may take some time to unearth how the events of 2020-2021 will continue to change fundraising and giving. “We couldn’t wait another two to three years to see what happens longer-term. It’s so important that people have a new book, so we went ahead — even with some uncertainties about the ultimate impact of this period.”

Generosity continued in 2021 despite challenges, Giving USA reports
by Angela E. White, CFRE, Johnson Grossnickle & Associates

Even with the continued challenges related to the unprecedented events of 2020, donors continued to give more generously in 2021 than before the pandemic. Multiple factors, including historic inflation, affected philanthropic choices, and many donors returned to supporting their favorite causes, with sectors that suffered in 2020 rebounding well. Though the landscape of giving looked rather different in 2021, it continued to grow, reaching the highest total in history.

Giving USA Foundation has released annual estimates of charitable giving for 2021, showing that giving reached more than $484.85 billion. Giving USA 2022: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for 2021 reports a fourth year of growth, with the highest total in history. Total giving reflects an increase of 4% in current dollars but stayed flat at -0.7% in inflation-adjusted dollars. Growth remains driven largely by individuals — supported by growth in foundation giving.

Three main topics influenced giving significantly: the COVID-19 pandemic, continuing racial and social justice movements, and one of the highest inflation rates in 40 years.

Giving by sources highlights the following key trends in 2021:

1. Individuals gave 4.9% more than in 2020 — but giving stayed flat when adjusting for inflation. At 67%, individuals remain the dominant giving source by far. Individuals also influence other sources of giving, such as family foundations, donor-advised funds, bequest gifts, and family-owned businesses.

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The Indiana Health Care Association/Indiana Center for Assisted Living has named Paul Peaper president. Peaper previously was executive director of strategic affairs and corporate partnerships at Indiana University Health. — Inside Indiana Business
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful has promoted Kristina Uland to chief operating officer. Uland previously was senior vice president of development and external affairs for the nonprofit organization.
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce has hired Kylie McCrory as event and special program coordinator. McCrory has been pursuing a bachelor's degree in marketing at World Campus at Penn State University.
Intend Indiana has hired Mia Gutierrez as real estate manager. Gutierrez previously was a rehab specialist and mortgage processor at Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership.
Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust has hired Rachel Weaver as grants administration associate. Weaver previously was manager of the family success program at Southeast Community Services.
JCC Indianapolis has hired Cathleen Hamilton as director of fitness and recreation. Previously, Hamilton previously was an associate wellness director at the Benjamin Harrison YMCA.
JCC Indianapolis has promoted Cindy Reinbold to assistant director of early childhood education. Reinbold previously was as a teacher in early childhood education program for the organization.
JCC Indianapolis has promoted Erica Johnson to senior director of family and community engagement. Johnson previously was the director of early childhood education of the organization.
Glick Philanthropies has awarded $695,600 to 90 organizations in 11 states through the Glick Community Relief Fund. The fund supports organizations’ efforts to provide basic needs, including food access, transportation, emergency shelter, utility assistance, mental health support and remedial education. Read

In response to educational needs revealed during the pandemic, Marian University has launched a K-12 private school that offers both virtual instruction and face-to-face engagement with instructors. Marian University Preparatory School, which will start enrolling for grades 6-9 this fall, will add more grades in the coming years. Learn more

Indianapolis Business Journal is accepting nominations for the Michael A. Carroll Award, which honors an individual who demonstrates qualities of determination, humility, and devotion to the Indianapolis community. The deadline for nominations is July 22.

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Lead with purpose, a nonprofit board training program that prepares participants for more effective board service, is offering a two-for-one registration special, with the support of Katz, Sapper and Miller, Faegre Drinker and First Person-NFP. The first of eight available sessions starts Aug. 4. Presented by Hedges. Register

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging: Where to start? webinar on July 14 at 8:30 a.m. Join an informative conversation on how to successfully launch a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) strategy. Presented by HR Nonprofit Peer Group. Cost: Free. Register

Impact Investing: Aligning all capital for good webinar on July 14 at noon. Gain a better understanding of impact investing, and mission- and program-related investments, as well as legal and administrative considerations. Presented by Indiana Philanthropy Alliance. Cost: Free. Register

Economic uncertainty: How nonprofit leaders navigate change webinar on July 14 at 2 p.m. Learn how nonprofit leaders are adapting to the current economic environment and how to build a strategy to manage change at your organization. Presented by Salesforce. Cost: Free. Register

The Racial Equity Institute’s Groundwater Approach virtual interactive training on July 15 at 9 a.m. Examine the characteristics of modern-day racial inequity. Presented by The Indianapolis Foundation.
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Demystifying R hybrid training on July 22 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at John H Boner Community Center, 2236 E. 10th St. or online. Learn about the free data analytic software R, how it works, and what it can do for you. Presented by Indiana Evaluation Association. Cost: Free for members/$20 non-members. Register

Best practices in expense reimbursement webinar on July 26 at 3 p.m. Learn about the best policies for nonprofit expense reimbursements and key considerations from a risk perspective. Presented by Forvis (formally BKD). Cost: Free. Register

Bringing leaders together retreat on Nov. 13-15 in Hilton Head, S.C. Learn from other leaders during a collaborative three-day retreat designed specifically for nonprofit chief executives, including CEOs and executive directors. Presented by BoardSource. Cost: $2,595 member/ $2,695 non-member. Register
Bosma’s Center for Visionary Solutions is seeking volunteers to help with its Connections call-in program. Volunteers will facilitate puzzle and game activities on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 1-2 p.m., or on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 3-4 p.m., either remotely or on location. Contact Ray Montgomery at [email protected] to learn more.
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