REPORTS and INSIGHTS

2021 Holiday Giving Guide

These organizations have worked intimately with Wright Collective this year and have been vetted to support you in making wise philanthropic decisions.

Trust-based Philanthropy: 

 

With trust-based philanthropy at the forefront of philanthropic conversations worldwide, how are we actually doing to move closer to true partnerships?

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Donor-advised Funds:

 

DAFs (donor advised funds) are often hard for nonprofits to access and yet allow funders flexibility to great things. But can they be harmful? Read more about the DAF payout and how it could impact your mission.

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Giving USA 2020: 

 

Where did the resources flow in 2020? The latest data from Giving USA.

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The Future of Giving

Last September, the Morgridge Family Foundation partnered with cultural agency sparks&honey to produce the Future of Giving report: a forecast of the cultural shifts that will define giving trends ahead.

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Measuring giving to women’s and girls’ causes:

 


The Women & Girls Index (WGI) is the only comprehensive index that measures charitable giving to women’s and girls’ causes.

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PRE’s Latest Report, Mismatched: Philanthropy’s Response to the Call for Racial Justice:

 

Mismatched: Philanthropy’s Response to the Call for Racial Justice is the most comprehensive assessment of racial equity and racial justice funding to date, providing a detailed analysis of funding from 2015–2018 and a preliminary analysis for 2020. 

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COVID-19 Resource Center

Tools to help you stay on track with your fundraising, marketing and strategic planning goals throughout 2020.

Open Office Hour Presentation on May 1st 

We discuss last minute best practices for digital campaigns as we approach #GivingTuesdayNow plus have a conversation with over a dozen organizations in attendance about diversifying revenue streams and exploring earned income models.

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Open Office Hour Presentation on April  24th

We discuss the role of the board during and after COVID-19 as well as best practices to keep a positive board culture and run a successful virtual board meeting.

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Open Office Hour Presentation from April 17th, 2020

Our presentation on April 17th discussed creating a successful digital campaign and preparing for #GivingTuesdayNow.

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Open Office Hour Presentation from April 10th, 2020

Our presentation on April 10th discussed adapting your development plan during COVID-19 and what to expect as we head into summer and fall fundraising.

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Open Office Hour Presentation from April 3rd, 2020

Our presentation on April 3rd, 2020 focussed on reimagining fundraising events and communicating with donors during COVID-19.

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Open Office Hour Presentation from March 27th, 2020

Our presentation on March 27th 2020 focussed on things to keep in mind if we are facing a recession, maintaining an abundance mindset during COVID-19 and best practices for communicating with donors during a crisis.

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Framework for COVID-19 Communications

It always matters how we talk to - and about - each other. Effective and inclusive communication is especially important during a time of genuine crisis. Tips here from the Framework Institute.

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Coronavirus Tech Handbook 

The Coronavirus Tech Handbook provides a space for technologists, civic organisations, public and private institutions, researchers and specialists of all kinds to collaborate on a rapid and sophisticated response to the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent impacts. It is a quickly evolving resource with thousands of active expert contributors.

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Professional Development Tools for 2020

We produced this comprehensive list of articles, conferences, workshops and other philanthropic opportunities for 2020 and will be updating it on an ongoing basis as these offerings are rescheduled or go virtual.

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COVID-19 Funding Opportunities Sheet

We produced this comprehensive list of grant opportunities for regional, national and global organizations. We will be updating it on an ongoing basis as information becomes available to us.

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Daily Interactions Journal 

We designed this tool to help you assess internal and external power dynamics within your organization during a time of crisis or major transition. 

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Resources for Nonprofits in Maine 

Resources for organizations based in and working in Maine.

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Resources for Nonprofits in Massachusetts 

Resources for organization based in and working in Massachusetts.

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Summary of the CARES ACT for Nonprofits, Contractors and Small Businesses

A link to the resource page and webinar on the CARES ACT for nonprofits, small businessses and contractors, including emergency loans.

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Preparing for a Virtual Event 

We have mapped ideas and approaches for you to shift to a virtual event in 2020.

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Event Ideas for During and After COVID-19

A list of ideas and insights as we navigate fundraising from April - December 2020.

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Cash Flow Projection Template 

This will help your organization re-imagine your current and following year’s budgets. Created by Spectrum Nonprofit Services.

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From Sustainability to Survivability 

A worthy read from Spectrum Nonprofit Services on managing uncertainty during a crisis.

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Short-Term Fundraising Campaign Curriculum

Raise $10,000 in 4-6 weeks with this simple, comprehensive outline.

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Engaging Artists in Digital Campaigns 

Digital campaigns needs fun, engaging components. Here are a few ideas and best practices for enlisting artists to support your fundraising and give it a creative touch!

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 Check for new legislation that impacts your nonprofit during COVID-19 

Find your state’s Secretary of State’s page to review any new legislation around non-profit Boards and by-laws in this time of COVID-19

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The Chronicle of Philanthropy May 14th Webinar: Fundraising in a Crisis 

This fundraising webinar tackles some common questions concerning how your organization can identify key donors in your database who have both the capacity and inclination to give generously to your cause.

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The Importance of Earned Income in Your Funding Model 

Exploring Earned Income during COVID-19 as a potential funding source into the future? Insights here.

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An Assessment Tool: Is Earned Income right for your organization?  

An assessment tool for you to determine whether or not earned income makes sense for your organization.

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A Realistic Picture of Earned Revenue 

Should your nonprofit seek profits? Read more here.

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Time Management Assessment Tool

Use the summer months to assess your time management and make wise adjustments for the Fall.

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Grants Calendar Template 

A sample excel sheet to map your grant opportunities for 2020 and 2021.

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Self-Care for Fundraisers BINGO

A BINGO sheet to play and track your self-care practices each week. Motivate your team to stay well!

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