Nonprofit leaders and fundraisers should always stay informed on financial developments and discuss investment strategies and trends openly with their donors. Despite the volatility in this year’s financial picture, for nonprofits, there exists an opportunity for cautious optimism rather than fear or hesitation.

As a former Goldman Sachs investment banker, Steve Orr shares a few observations on the present moment, and what it may mean for nonprofits.
Customer relationship management (CRM) tools can be confusing, time-consuming, and inefficient if you don’t know what you’re doing. However, if done right, they can be valuable tools that will not only help your staff be more coordinated and strategic, but can also serve as the driver of your organization’s growth.

From Raiser’s Edge to Salesforce, Orr Group's Abby Carlson offers seven ways to make your CRM work for your organization in our latest article.
Boards are an essential part of nonprofit leadership and success, but too often, we see organizations fail to optimize their current board members. Ideally, your board should exemplify and uphold the best parts of your organization. But if your board isn't meeting its expectations, or is just in need of a level setting, consider these several steps you can take to ensure you are getting the most out of the board you already have. 👇
Join us on Wednesday, March 9th at 2:00 PM EST for our next TALK, "The Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Opportunity for Nonprofits" featuring businesswoman, investor, philanthropist, and impact investing pioneer, Jean Case, Chair of National Geographic, and CEO of the Case Impact Network.

Jean will join Orr Group TALKS to discuss ESG and its intersection with philanthropy, as well as explore how nonprofits can adopt these principles to achieve greater impact.
"Advancing Racial Equity in Giving" recording now available!
Last Thursday, we were joined by Aisha Alexander-Young, Chief Executive Officer of Giving Gap, where she and Craig Shelley discussed the shortcomings of philanthropy in achieving equitable funding, Giving Gap's mission to achieve systemic equity, and how fundraisers can play their own part in supporting equitable philanthropy. You can watch the full recording below.
Check out the latest in our "Partner Perspectives" series
Check out the latest installment with Artis Stevens, President and Chief Executive Officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and learn about his proudest achievements since joining Big Brothers Big Sisters, his advice for other aspiring leaders, and the impact of our ongoing embedded partnership together. 👇
Winter "Orr-lympic" Games!
To celebrate the close of the 2022 Winter Olympics, several of our team members gathered safely in our offices and over Zoom for a Winter "Orr-lympic" themed evening of food and friendly games including trivia, pool, cornhole, and more.

Check out some of the highlights. 👉

Orr Group has recently teamed up with Brooklyn Children's Museum to take the organization to new heights. We're partnering with New York City's largest cultural institution designed especially for families to assess its philanthropic potential and design a strategy for significant short- and long-term growth.

Our team is also supporting New York City-based educational institution, City and Country School, as the school ramps up its fundraising program. Orr Group is working alongside C&C's leadership to provide ongoing executive counsel and strategic support as embedded partners.
This month we also kicked off our partnership with Education Resource Strategies! We're partnering together to assess and strengthen ERS' philanthropic programming by evaluating its current state, understanding its funding capacity, potential, and the resources needed to achieve significant growth, and developing an actionable roadmap to meet its fundraising goals.

Our team of event experts is helping Seamen's Church Institute design, fundraise, and execute its 2022 and 2023 events. We are providing hands-on leadership, strategy, and comprehensive event fundraising and production management, from planning to post-event stewardship, to ensure that these events achieve SCI’s philanthropic goals.
On the Talent side of things, we've partnered with Shakespeare Theatre Company to provide comprehensive recruitment support to lead and facilitate candidate sourcing for its Director of Major Gifts. Working alongside their team, we are driving the entire recruitment process, from search and marketing for the position, to interviewing, hiring, and onboarding the best fitting candidate!
Careers with Orr Group

Join our team of passionate, vibrant, and motivated nonprofit professionals! Orr Group is continuing to hire at all levels in both our DC and NY offices, as well as in our emerging markets. Check out this month's job highlights below:
  • 5+ years of human resource management experience required.
  • Will support the day-to-day account operations, provide administrative duties and assist as the principal liaison with partners.
  • 1-3 years of experience in a nonprofit (preferred) or similar philanthropic organization.
  • Will participate in the administration, creation, and implementation of efficient, impactful plans for our nonprofit clients to meet and exceed their development goals.
Careers with Our Nonprofit Partners
As part of our Recruitment and Outsourced HR services, we specialize in recruiting top talent and work with our partners to address their immediate and long-term hiring needs. Check out our other current client job openings below to learn more.
February Job Highlights 💡
  • 12+ years of experience in Human Resources with demonstrated progressive advancement, and 3+ years of experience supervising staff and leading DEI efforts.
  • Responsible for the strategic direction and management of human resources for the organization.
  • 5-7 years of experience with a minimum of 3 years of major gift fundraising experience, including face-to-face solicitation of four to six-figure gifts.
  • Will plan and lead a growing major gifts program in support of the theatre’s dynamic artistic and educational programs, and manage STC’s $2M+ Individual Giving program.
Other Current Job Openings