What We Think

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.

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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Podcast: How to Turn a Campaign NO Into a Fundraising YES

In this episode, Sarah Cave, Marts&Lundy Consultant, speaks with Jenifer Standish, Director of Development at Heritage Hall in Oklahoma City,...

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A Clean Bill of Health for Your Board 

The financial, programmatic, and operational challenges of the past two years hit hard, and many organizations were unprepared. The unprecedented...

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Podcast: Characteristics of High-Performing Institutions

In this podcast, Marts&Lundy Chairman Doug Stewart is joined by Senior Consultants Don Fellows and Martha Voegeli. The three share...

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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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Return on Effort: The significance of prospect management.

As you make tough decisions about where to spend precious budget dollars and person hours, it’s easy to fall back...

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Do you have internal champions?

Two years of uncertainty about the future of our schools, our nation’s health, global relations, economic resiliency, and the strength...

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Characteristics of High-Performing Institutions

Observations from three of our senior consultants on the five areas that are significant to fundraising performance...

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WEBINAR RECORDING: Moving the Needle on Talent & Diversity

Two of the big items that keep chief advancement officers awake at night are talent management and diversity. This webinar...

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Unlocking the Secrets of Grateful Giving Programs in Healthcare

Grateful giving (including patient-and-family giving with motivations other than gratitude) is a simple, positive and important human interaction....

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CASE and Marts&Lundy Launch CampaignSource

The Council for Advancement Support of Education (CASE) and Marts&Lundy are announcing the launch of CampaignSource—a new global fundraising campaign benchmarking...

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WEBINAR RECORDING: Campaigns 101

Preparing for a comprehensive fundraising campaign begins with thoughtful planning that results in a clear roadmap for managing through all...

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Toward Diverse & Inclusive Philanthropy

Over the spring of 2021, our North American consultants connected with 12 organizations that are leading in their efforts to...

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What is an Operations Plan and Why Should We Write One?

A Development Office Operations Plan is a written document of overarching goals combined with the nuts and bolts of running...

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Emerging Resilient: A Survey of Arts & Culture Institutions

As we move in and out of various stages of pandemic-induced restrictions, we reached out to a select group of...

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New Staffing Models Born Out of Crisis

As organizations across the world assess how to best structure staffing after more than a year of forced virtual work,...

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Impact of COVID-19 on Development in UK Universities and Schools

To learn more regarding the initial impact of the pandemic, specifically around the furloughing of Development staff, immediate budget cuts,...

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