August 2019 Newsletter
Making the Most of the Final Days of Summer
With 50% of nonprofits receiving a majority of their annual donations between October and December, it’s not too late to ensure you’re prepared for the final quarter of fundraising. Discover a few ways to prepare yourself for a successful end of the year as you head into the home stretch of summer!
Who Said Cultivation Events Can't Be Inexpensive, Easy, and Effective?
 You don’t have to commit a significant amount of time or money to coordinate an effective cultivation event. With the right tools and systems, any organization can execute a successful event for a low cost. Check out some of the best practices Orr Group recommends!
Citizen Schools equips young people with the skills, access and beliefs they need to thrive as students and succeed as adults in the modern economy. Orr Group is partnering with Citizen Schools to develop a fundraising strategy and campaign that will fuel the organization’s next phase of growth and impact.
Orr Group continues to expand our team with driven experienced professionals in a variety of functions. Here are our recent new hires:
Alison helps to build Orr Group’s internal team and partners with our clients to serve their varying recruiting needs and initiatives. Before coming to Orr Group, Alison worked for a civil-engineering firm where she performed full life-cycle recruiting and spearheaded a nationally-ranked internship program. We’re looking forward to working with Alison!
Andrea is responsible for the day-to-day Accounting functions at Orr Group. Her responsibilities include invoicing clients, reconciling bank accounts, and monitoring cash on hand. Before joining Orr Group, Andrea worked at Cordia Partners, an outsourced accounting firm. We’re thrilled to have Andrea on the team!
Jace collaborates with his colleagues to help nonprofit partners develop fundraising strategies and raise crucial funds to enhance programs and services. Before coming to Orr Group, Jace was a Major Gifts Manager at YAI, a nonprofit supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities based in New York. We’re looking forward to working with Jace!
Leah is responsible for creating knowledge systems that will promote and support the administration, operations and human resources capabilities in both of our offices. Before joining Orr Group, she served as the Executive Assistant for the Chief of Staff and the EVP of Strategy at Stand Together (formerly The Seminar Network). We’re excited to have Leah on the team!
In addition to our recent hires, we’re excited to announce the promotions of several of our team members. Congratulations and keep up the great work!

 Parker Jewish Institute Golf Outing

Orr Group Director Regina Cialone , Managing Director Craig Shelley, CFRE , and Associate Jenny Swift helped organize the Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation’s 27th Annual Golf Classic. The event’s honoree was Eric P. Simon, a Principal of the New York City office of Jackson Lewis P.C., who was recognized for providing pro bono legal services to nonprofits. Proceeds from the event will enhance programs and services for PJI who has been our partner for over 2 years!
 Orr Group Volunteers at N Street Village

Earlier this month, the Orr Group team in Washington, DC volunteered at N Street Village , an organization that empowers homeless and low-income women in the area to claim their highest quality of life by offering a broad spectrum of services, housing, and advocacy. Our team worked in their community garden by weeding, pruning, harvesting basil, and more. It was a great experience to help this important organization create a welcoming space for the people they serve!
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