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Rethink Your Fundraising by Engaging Grateful Citizens, Not Just Grateful Patients

Every week, if not every day, my inbox receives a blog post or forum discussion about creating, leading, organizing and managing a grateful patient program at an academic medical center, specialty, or community hospital. Invariably, the article details the need to subscribe to HIPAA regulations and track the data generated, including referral source, capacity, propensity Read More…

It Is Not Too Late to Develop Your Year-End Fundraising Plan

It happens every year. The summer comes to an abrupt end, and the calendar year-end stopwatch begins. A recent study revealed that 50.5% of organizations report charitable giving occurs between the months of October and December.* With 2016 fundraising goals in mind, now is the time to plan how to maximize your efforts during the Read More…

Unlock the Key to Major Gift Success Through List Reviews

Have you ever struggled to generate a list of qualified donor prospects? As fundraisers we find ourselves reviewing lists, searching the database, scheduling meetings and making calls to broaden our donor pools. List review sessions are an effective first step toward realizing your donor potential – and a worthwhile exercise Averill employs with our clients. Read More…

Averill Launches New Website

On behalf of Averill Fundraising Solutions, I am proud to announce the launch of our new website, www.averillsolutions.com. Months of hard work and focus went into the new design and development of content to enhance the user experience on all digital platforms. The new site is designed to provide visitors with easy access to Averill’s Read More…

Drive Campaign Success by Building Your Board’s Culture of Philanthropy

Your organization is on the precipice of exciting and transformational growth! This may mean purchasing a new building, doubling the size of your endowment or funding a new program to further your mission. Growth of this magnitude will more than likely require funds above and beyond annual fundraising dollars, leading you and your board to Read More…

You Hired a Major Gift Officer, Now What?

You hired a new Major Gift Officer with the goals of building and expanding your prospect portfolio and increasing your fundraising totals. Given the average tenure of a Major Gift Officer is 16 months, it is important to cultivate and retain talent. Creating the right onboarding program will set the stage for a long-term, healthy Read More…

Hear From Averill’s President, Robert C. Happy, Jr. on The Business of Giving

How will the election year and an uncertain economy affect charitable giving in 2016? Is tried and true major gift fundraising being replaced by other methods? Averill Fundraising Solutions President, Robert C. Happy, Jr. joined Denver Frederick on The Business of Giving to answer these questions and more on Sunday, March 27, 2016. Fellow guests Read More…

Five Questions to Consider When Choosing Your Not-For-Profit’s Database/CRM Software

It is no secret that fundraising success requires accurate donor and prospect information to guide cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies. To increase effectiveness, development teams require the complete picture of the donor or prospect including giving history, volunteer participation, event attendance and wealth screening at their fingertips.  Each of these pieces allows the solicitor to Read More…