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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…

Averill Launches 2016 Summer Internship Program

Averill is seeking energetic, career-oriented individuals to participate in a 10-week internship program this summer 2016! Internship Description Averill will select two individuals to support our efforts in leading and directing sophisticated fundraising campaigns, feasibility studies and development audits for our high-level clients.  For a period of 10 weeks commencing in June 2016, the Averill Read More…

Five Steps for a Bolder Approach to Scheduling Major Gift Meetings

Converting your annual fund donor or occasional special event attendee to a full-fledged major gift prospect is central to any organization’s fundraising success. This action alone can make or break a campaign or annual fundraising goal – and it all begins with securing a meeting. Recognizing this, it’s perplexing that so many not-for-profits are passive Read More…

Four Ways You Can Leverage Prospect Research During Your Next Capital Campaign

It’s a new year and that means new fundraising goals. You wrapped up year-end giving and dove headfirst into this year’s projects. But where does that quick jump back in leave your bigger, more time-consuming, and possibly costly projects? Does your school need a new science wing? Library? Gym? What about your animal shelter? Are Read More…