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The Advantages of Understanding Your Staff Amid a Tight Labor Market

by Melissa Irish, PRG Managing Associate I recently read a staggering statistic citing that losing an employee costs 90 to 200 percent of their salary, benefits and expenses, according to the Society for Human Resource Management and the Center for American Progress. They went on to say that for top fundraisers, such as major gifts …

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Times of Major Transition Equals Fundraising Opportunity – Don’t Miss It!

by Elliot Levin, PRG President & Founder Tran-si-tion: the process or a period of changing from one state to another. We’ve all been through mega-transitions in the last two years: the pandemic, wildfire, drought, power shut offs, a newly remote workforce, and a wave of nonprofit professional retirements. And yet, charitable giving in the US …

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So, You’re Almost at Year’s End and Your Appeal is Out. Now What?

by Melissa Irish, PRG Managing Associate A few tips on making your year-end appeal even more successful! Make sure you inform your donors that they can make gifts of appreciated stock. (And make sure you have a broker that can receive such gifts!). With so much growth in the markets, there are huge advantages to …

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Important Lessons from the Front Lines of a Capital Campaign

by Elliot Levin, PRG President & Founder PRG recently served as capital campaign counsel to the largest, successful campaign in recent Sonoma County history – the $48 million Caritas Center, developed by Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa – that brings hope and a new start to homeless families and individuals through a comprehensive mix of …

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A Planned Giving Program is More Relevant Than Ever

by Andy Eber, PRG Senior Associate Many nonprofits are just beginning a new fiscal year. Agency leaders are navigating the ever-changing COVID landscape and having survived the worst (we hope) of the pandemic, everyone is acutely aware of the need for financial reserves and revenue stability. It may seem counterintuitive that, in the midst of …

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Hungry, humble and hopeful – an ode to the fundraisers of 2020

Contributed by Melissa Irish, PRG Managing Associate Most of us, especially those over 35, became fundraisers by accident. We may have worked for human rights causes in college marching in the streets with signs of protest, served abroad in third world countries administering basic health care, or led inner city youth on outdoor adventures to …

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DEI – What is the Measure?

Contributed by Amira (Mira) Barger, MBA,CVA,CFRE, PRG Associate – Philanthropy & DEI  “In the years I have been here, nice has not translated into upward mobility, pay equity, or new opportunities.” We are the “nice” sector. Nice nonprofits, made up of nice people, doing nice things and putting nice into the world. I’m sorry to …

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DEI – So what?

Contributed by Amira (Mira) Barger, MBA,CVA,CFRE,  PRG Associate Consultant – Philanthropy & DEI  Making nonprofit commitments and crafting ongoing actions towards diversity, equity and inclusion. “When you believe niceness disproves the presence of racism, it’s easy to start believing bigotry is rare, and that the label racist should be applied only to mean-spirited, intentional acts …

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