How to celebrate Holy Week from Home

How can churches celebrate Holy Week while being physically distant? That was the main topic of the Steier Group’s Stewardship, Development and Fundraising Live Forum on March 31. During the current COVID-19 crisis, the Steier Group will be hosting these live forums to discuss issues pertinent to our partners during this critical time. We’ve also created a Holy Week from Home Resource Guide that can be shared with parishioners to enrich their celebration at home…. Read more »

CARES Act: How it will impact nonprofits and charitable giving

On Friday, the U.S. government passed the The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which will provide much needed assistance to families and businesses across America. Below is a summary of items in the CARES Act that could provide value for your nonprofit: Charitable Giving Incentive The CARES Act establishes a new, above-the-line deduction (universal or non-itemized deduction that applies to all taxpayers) for total charitable contributions of up to $300. The incentive… Read more »

Stewardship, development and fundraising live forum

During the current COVID-19 crisis, the Steier Group will be hosting live forums to discuss issues pertinent to our partners during this critical time. Join us on Tuesday, March 31 at 1:30 p.m. for our next live forum. We will be discussing how best to engage parishioners remotely during Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter. If you have topics or questions you would like to see discussed during a live forum, please contact Sean McMahon… Read more »

Finding great calm in the storm

In these challenging times, the Steier Group wanted to share with you a word of spiritual encouragement. In the video below, Christopher Beaudet, Executive Vice President of Client Services, discusses the disciples’ journey through a tempest and Jesus’ message of faith through this challenge. Beaudet brings to the Steier Group over a decade of experience and education in ecclesial ministry and pastoral care. He has provided numerous spiritual retreats and conferences to small groups as… Read more »

Fundraising and development during the coronavirus pandemic

These are unprecedented times. While there is understandably a lot of anxiety and uncertainty about what a nonprofit organization should do as the economy struggles and much of society shuts down, certain truths are unchanged. Your organization remains committed to achieving its mission, your needs are real, and your mission relies upon timely and effective fundraising. The Steier Group is no stranger to advancing our clients’ mission in times of crisis. We’ve faced the uncertainties… Read more »

Four traits of a successful feasibility study

What if you could predict the success of your capital campaign in just a few short weeks? Good news – you can. A well-managed, successful feasibility study can help you test interest in your proposed plans, identify volunteers, hear from your key donors, and, most importantly, forecast the funds you’ll raise in your capital campaign. However, not all planning studies are created equal. Here are a few key characteristics of a fruitful study: A strong… Read more »