September 2019 Newsletter
Nonprofit Recruitment Trends and Best Practices for Talent Acquisition 
Part 1: Talent Innovation Series
When conducting a recruitment search, nonprofits often contend with budgetary constraints, making it difficult to attract and hire suitably qualified staff. In the first article of our Talent Innovation series, we outline five best practices to ensure organizations attract and qualify top talent during the hiring process.
The Power of Planning: Making the Most of Your Year-End Appeal
Nonprofits are beginning to plan for the busiest season of the year – year-end giving. Did you know that giving in December accounts for 30% of total annual giving with the final three days of December alone accounting for 10% of total annual giving? Ensure that your year-end appeal is both prosperous and low-stress with these planning tips.
Buck the Trend and Retain Your Fundraisers

A recent study from The Chronicle of Philanthropy found that 51% of fundraisers plan to leave their jobs by 2021 and almost a third of fundraisers say they recently left or plan to leave the development field altogether in the next two years. Not sure how to get your fundraising staff to stick around? Orr Group  Managing Director Craig Shelley ’s  newest article up now on  NonProfit PRO  provides some insightful advice on how to do just that.
National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. NCOA recently achieved their goal of improving the lives of 10 million older adults by 2020 and is now aiming to improve the lives of 40 million by 2030. NCOA is partnering with Orr Group to build a comprehensive development strategy in order to expand NCOA’s social impact and help to achieve this growth.
Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Metro (RMHC New York Metro), keeps families with sick children near the medical care they need and the families they love. It provides accommodation, a community of support, and vital resources to families seeking medical treatment for their child in the greater New York Metro area. The organization is partnering with Orr Group to significantly grow philanthropic support of its growing programs on Long Island.
Orr Group's internship program gives college students and recent graduates valuable experience in nonprofit development. We have interns in both our NY and DC offices who dive head-first into the infrastructure, research, and processes that drive revenue and growth at our nonprofit partners. We look for proactive, detail-oriented individuals who can help create deliverables for projects like capital campaigns, fundraising events, and long-term strategic plans. Here are our Fall 2019 interns:
Gavin Grossman- NY
Originally from Ridgewood, New Jersey, Gavin graduated from American University in Washington D.C. this past May. In college, Gavin spent his time working for the University’s radio station, volunteering on campus, and visiting the museums of D.C. When he’s not in the office you can find Gavin watching the Yankees game, listening to music, traveling or exploring the outdoors.
Aline Ndisebuye - DC
Aline graduated from St. Lawrence University in May with a major in Economics and a minor in Statistics. She worked at Young Heroes Organization of Swaziland, a charity that cares for vulnerable children who have lost their parents to HIV/AIDS. She also interned at the World Bank Group where she was part of the Creative Industries, Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation team.
Eden Price - DC
Eden is currently a junior at Dartmouth College where she is majoring in Physics with a minor in Education. She's passionate about working with children, studying the American education system, and helping nonprofits, as she previously worked at the Boys and Girls Club and the Alzheimer’s Association. Her other interests include whitewater kayaking, hiking, and reading.
Emily Smith - NY
Emily is a recent graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she majored in Linguistics. In college, she was involved in everything from volunteering to working as a Research Assistant in her University’s phonetics lab. In her free time, Emily enjoys finding new music to listen to, baking, and spending time with friends. She currently lives in New Jersey.
Know someone who would make a great Orr Group intern? Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for our Spring Internship openings.
Ronald McDonald House of Long Island 5K Run & Walk
of Love

O rr Group Director , Regina Cialone, participated in the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island's annual Walk of Love & 5K Run this month! All proceeds from the event benefited the programs and services RMH-LI & the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital provide for families of seriously ill children. Regina finished in 9th place out of all females! Our team is proud to partner with several Ronald McDonald House Charities and further their important work through fun events like these!
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