July 2019 Newsletter
Too often, organizations use a planned giving model that leaves significant philanthropic investment on the table. A proactive planned giving approach, one in which your organization cultivates, secures, and stewards planned gifts, will ultimately empower your organization to raise significantly more dollars to support its mission. Discover the five key components of a proactive planned giving model!
In June, Giving USA published its Annual Report on Philanthropy - a comprehensive report on the state of philanthropy in the United States. The report indicates that the world of philanthropy, while relatively stable, is beginning to shift with the current political and economic climate. That said , t here were some expected trends and some that were very surprising. Check out Orr Group's take on the report!
EVENTS: Attracting Transformational Leaders , A Panel Discussion Presented by Orr Group
On Wednesday, July 24 th, Orr Group hosted over 100 nonprofit professionals for a dynamic panel discussion moderated by our Managing Partner, Steve Orr. Our panelists included:
  • Richard Berlin, Executive Director, DREAM
  • Rehana Farrell, Executive Director, Youth INC
  • William A. Goodloe, President and CEO, SEO
  • David Saltzman, Founding Executive Director, Robin Hood Foundation and Vice President, Two Sigma

The panelists shared their experiences and tips on creating stronger and more engaged fundraising boards. They also reflected on the overall industry trends they're witnessing regarding board development and retention.

We want to thank everyone who attended as well as Two Sigma for hosting the event, and most importantly, all of our panelists!
What a Career in Philanthropy Taught Me about Fundraising
By: Katy Moore , Senior Director

From the real cost of development staff turnover to becoming a true partner to donors, Senior Dir e ctor , Katy Moore's recent blog post details a few fundraising lessons from her work in philanthropy that she is bringing to her new role here at Orr Group. Read her full blog post here .
A Summer Internship at Orr Group
By: Vineet Chauhan and Sanders Bennett, Orr Group Interns
Vineet and Sanders have spent their summer at Orr Group learning and growing in a for-profit environment, while helping to raise funds for impactful nonprofit organizations. With their internship coming to an end, they took a moment to reflect on the skills and lessons learned. Check out their insights here!
Devon McCann

Devon join Orr Group in July 2019 as an Associate. In her current role, she provides development and campaign management support to her clients. She recently graduated from the College of William & Mary where she interned at AidData. She also interned with Orr Group in New York for two summers! We are thrilled to have Devon back on the team! Check out her full bio  here .
 The CFRE Exam Webinar
 Interested in learning how to prepare for the CFRE Exam and what to expect on exam day? On August 20 th  from 1-2 p.m., Orr Group’s  Managing Director, Craig Shelley , will share his best tips for taking the CFRE exam during this free webinar. Register here today!
 Orr Group Volunteers at RMDHNY

Earlier this month, the Orr Group team in New York visited Ronald McDonald House New York and helped serve dinner to the families. It was a rewarding experience to see RMDHNY in action as we interacted with the children and families. We are honored to partner with such an impactful and live-saving organization. See more photos from the day here .
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