November/December 2019
A Message from Our President
Happy Holidays from all of us at TAG! With 2019 coming to a close, we want to reflect upon the past year and look to the future. 2020 promises to be a year of exciting possibilities. As you take a few moments to think of growth and change that have occurred in your organization in 2019, also consider your goals for next year. Don't just make a resolution - make a plan!  

In 2020, TAG plans to continue to grow our presence as a thought-leader in the nonprofit industry and use our collective expertise and perspective to help our clients reach new heights.

Early in the year, TAG will present at CASE DII and NEAHP conferences where we'll talk about creative strategies for solicitation and stewardship. We'll also share success stories from our client partners across the country. 
If you have a question or are looking for counsel to fuel your growth in 2020, please contact us at (973) 540-1400 or .
New from Our Blog
Making the Case Through Video Storytelling

Has your organization ever considered making a video to tell it's story? Videos provide a unique perspective and serve as an expression of why donors care. Through an alum’s success story, a patient’s recovery journey, or a volunteer’s impact, videos illuminate why your organization is the one that your audience should support.  

Why Planned Giving Is More Important to Healthcare Organizations Than Ever Before

With razor thin margins and changing reimbursement rates, hospitals and their health systems are increasingly turning to philanthropy to modernize and build facilities, fund new programs, and recruit and retain talented medical staff. In this fast-paced conversation (see link below), Jay Angeletti and Joe Tumolo of Gift Planning Development, LLC, discuss how the world of healthcare fundraising development has changed in recent years.  

5 Steps to Growing an Effective Planned Giving Program

With competition for philanthropic dollars greater than ever before, fundraisers are getting creative with strategies to identify and pursue impactful gifts. And while new and innovative approaches are always needed, the answer to larger, more impactful gifts may be in your donor database already: planned gift prospects. Discover 5 steps we suggest to grow your planned giving program.

Sustaining Faith-Based Organizations: The Need and Opportunity

"Recognize you are making a difference, even when it is challenging." Longtime fundraiser, Don Stahl, takes a look at faith-based organizations to explore the unique challenges and opportunities they face. As the largest category of philanthropic dollars received, the sheer number of areas of services this type of mission-based encompasses represents opportunities for growth and resurgence.

Client Highlight: Hunterdon Healthcare
A trusted healthcare provider since 1953, Hunterdon Healthcare delivers the finest in community-driven health and wellness services to the residents of Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren Counties. They provide great care, close to home, where and when it’s needed most. Comprised more than 40 medical and wellness facilities throughout the region, they pride themselves on providing the most up to date medical care for their community. In 2018, Hunterdon Medical Center admitted over 9,000 patients, had over 32,000 Emergency Department visits and over 570,000 outpatient visits. The 178-bed teaching hospital provides a full range of preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic inpatient and outpatient hospital and community health services.

Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation raises over $4M a year in support of 50+ health programs and services. On November 16 th , Hunterdon hosted it’s yearly gala, this year themed “Paint The Town Blue: 39 th Annual Crystal Ball” where they raised $380,000.
TAG has partnered with Hunterdon since 2016 on their comprehensive campaign. TAG conducted a pulsing study to test their funding priorities, including private patient rooms, hospice and adult daycare, operating rooms, behavioral health, and capital upgrades. TAG has remained Hunterdon's campaign counsel through the campaign’s private phase, and has assisted with physician engagement and board development. TAG’s Emmy award winning videographer also created grateful patient videos that will be used to communicate the Hospital's and Foundation's impact across the system. View one of these compelling videos here .
Client News
AFP New Jersey Chapter Welcomes New Board Members
On December 12, 2019 AFP NJ held their annual Holiday Celebration and Luncheon at Pines Manor in Edison, NJ. They welcomed their newest members to the board, including our very own Senior Vice President, Kate Hughes! Following the lunch, Jay led a panel on trend in philanthropy composed of Helen Archontou, CEO of YWCA Northern New Jersey and Nevin Kessler, President of Rutgers University Foundation. Together this panel discussed what the path ahead may look like for philanthropy.
Fordham Prep Inducts 10 New Honorees into Hall of Honor
On November 22, 2019 Fordham Prep gathered to honor it newest honorees for the hall of honor. The class included two former members of the Prep faculty and eight alumni, two of who previously served as Chair of the Board of Trustees. The honorees included a Jesuit priest, two doctors, successful businessmen, exceptional athletes, and a trailblazing member of the Fordham Prep faculty. To see a list of those honored click here .
Presentations and Webinars
The Angeletti Group offers insights, resources, and training with conference presentations, webinars, digital resources, and more!
RESCHEDULED - Building a Campaign Cabinet - A Webinar by Greer Polansky
January 28, 2019 at 4:30pm

There is another chance to catch Greer's webinar about building a campaign cabinet! With over 30 years of fundraising experience, both in organizations and as a consultant, Greer has built and lead several successful campaign cabinets. In this webinar, Greer will discuss the components of building the strongest, most effective campaign cabinet. She will walk through making the best campaign cabinet to ensure a successful campaign. Greer will discuss how to find the right people to make sure the campaign stays on track and on target. While it can sometimes be difficult to find people with complementary personalities, Greer will share tips for cultivating seamless working relationships between volunteers.
Save The Date - February 23-25, 2020
"The Solicitation Process As Told Through Pop Culture Media"
Presented by Jay Angeletti and Kenneth Alexo
CASE District II Conference - Baltimore, Maryland

TAG is a proud Educational Sponsor of the CASE District II Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Jay Angeletti and Kenneth Alexo will present   In this session, Jay and Ken will review the essential aspects of a successful solicitation—using videos from today’s media! In this session you will learn strategies of success in the six non negotiables: 1) know your prospects; 2) acknowledge, appreciate and move beyond objections; 3) make the most compelling case; 4) distinguish your solicitation from all others; 5) explain that you cannot succeed without the prospective donor; and 6) share the names of other key philanthropic investors.  
Save The Date - March 16-18, 2020
NEAHP 2020 Annual Education Conference - Portsmouth, NH

Jay Angeletti and Tara Knapp, Vice President of Development, Public Relations and Marketing at Gaylord Hospital, will lead an interactive and highly engaging session designed to look at the art of solicitations from a whole new perspective. Don’t miss it! Register for NEAHP conference official title!
Canine Support Teams, Inc. - Director of Marketing & External Relations
HealthLink Dental - Major Gift Officer
L+M Healthcare - Vice President of Development
Woodlawn Conservancy - Director of Development
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