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The Philanthropy Landscape

Since our founding, we have been committed to advancing the profession of fundraising and helping to elevate the critical role mission-driven organizations play in the well-being of society and of our world. Here, we share insights on the opportunities and challenges facing organizations and their donors along with data-informed special reports. We also share stories of celebration – as organizations realize aspirational goals and demonstrate the impact of their missions.

PODCAST: A Look Ahead with Trinity Valley School

In this episode of Marts&Lundy's Focus Forward Wisdom, Consultant Sarah Cave talks with Lisa Grider, Director of Advancement and Strategic...

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PODCAST: A Look Ahead with Bethel University

In this episode, Senior Consultant & Principal Martha Voegeli speaks with Jim Bender, Vice President for Advancement at Bethel University....

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Handled Properly, Leadership Transitions Can Energize, Not Derail, Campaigns

As the average length of campaigns continues to increase, many institutions will experience a leadership transition during a campaign....

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Your Case Is Not a Writing Exercise

Writing the case, in fact, should be the last step in a process that begins with formulating a vision...

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Innovation Fueled by Disruption

Even with some real headwinds, many of our clients created creative, even transformative outcomes.  ...

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Innovation Comes When You’re Not Tethered to What Was

As we prepare to close out 2022, we take a close look at the Great Resignation ...

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PODCAST: A Roadmap to Advance Systemic Change

A Look Into Florida International University Foundation’s Office of Inclusive Philanthropy In this episode, Marts&Lundy Senior Consultant & Principal Richard...

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Through the Lens of Unconventional Wisdom

Marts&Lundy asked a panel of fundraising leaders to reimagine the future of fundraising through the lens of unconventional wisdom. Jonathan...

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PODCAST: Elevating Annual Giving to New Heights with Punahou School

In this episode, Marts&Lundy Senior Consultant & Principal Sarah Clough speaks with the Director of Annual Giving Kirsten Spilker and...

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PODCAST: How Osler Health is Activating its Commitment to DEI

In this episode, Marts&Lundy Consultant Jacklyn Lewis reconnects with Ken Mayhew, President and CEO of Osler Health System Foundation, after...

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The Azure Summit for Heads of School

The Azure Summit is a Marts&Lundy annual conference designed to prepare Heads of School and aspiring Heads to connect mission, vision...

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Adding AI? Don’t Let Go of your Prospect Management Team!

With Ai, prospect management professionals can work as strategists, elevating their roles as liaisons to the frontline fundraising team...

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PODCAST: How AI Can Increase the Equity of Your Prospecting

In this episode, Veronica Vereen, Marts&Lundy Consultant, speaks with Nathan Chappell, Senior Vice President at DonorSearch where he leads the...

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Do you see yourself in these numbers?

Marts&Lundy surveyed prospect management teams via LinkedIn and the results show similarities across programs of every shape and size....

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Utilizing Complex Data to Answer Big Questions

In 2021, Marts&Lundy formed a partnership with DonorSearch’s division of Artifical Intelligence, DonorSearch Ai, in order to further strengthen our...

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MD + CEO + CDO = Three Perspectives on Grateful Giving

In this episode, Frank Interlichia, Marts&Lundy Senior Consultant & Principal, speaks with David Alexander, MD, Marts&Lundy Of Counsel, who offers...

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Making Portfolio Strategy Meetings Count

When approaching portfolio strategy meetings between a gift officer and prospect development, there is no one way to conduct the...

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