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 »

Nonprofits active on social media see higher donations

For nonprofits, social media presents a major opportunity. Nonprofits can share their stories, interact with supporters and donors, and have an impact on the daily life of their communities. As of 2019, Pew Research Center found that 72 percent of American adults are on social media. Facebook was most popular with 69 percent of adults using it. From that group, 74 percent said they use Facebook daily. Looking at those statistics, it should come as no surprise… Read more »

Strong capital campaigns follow storytelling structure

Facts don’t always speak for themselves. It may be obvious to your leadership that it’s time to update the HVAC system, address that longstanding debt or that your growing organization requires more space. But for your supporters to convene and push such projects to success, plain facts must be shared within the framework of a story. Fittingly, one of the most important pieces to any successful fundraising campaign is effective storytelling. All stories have a… Read more »