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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.

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Courageous, Safe, and Necessary Conversations: Advancing Inclusive Philanthropy

Reflecting on recent achievements in the burgeoning realm of inclusive philanthropy, Marts&Lundy Consulting Partner Maia McGill sees tremendous potential for...

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WEBINAR: The Changing Face of Mega Gifts

Join us for a panel discussion on the changing face of mega gifts from the perspectives of leaders in the...

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Native Women Lead Harnesses Transformational Grant to Forge Pathways for Change

Last year, Marts&Lundy had the opportunity to work with Native Women Lead as part of our client diversification initiative (CDI)....

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Doug Stewart Elected Marts&Lundy President and CEO

Marts&Lundy is pleased to announce that firm members have elected Douglas G. Stewart to serve as President & Chief Executive...

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Marts&Lundy Endorses Framework for Responsible AI in Fundraising

Mission-driven organizations rely on donors’ trust to fuel vision and achieve real impact. The extreme acceleration of the use of...

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The Story of MetroHealth Cleveland

Bob and JoAnn Glick had the philanthropic capacity to make an impact. In this story, we explore why they chose...

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Navigating the Intersection of AI and Philanthropy

In this post we explore how we can embrace the power of AI and ChatGPT wisely and responsibly for philanthropy....

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Campaign Planning During Economic Downturns

Marts&Lundy examined campaign performance before during and after the Great Recession in order to support data-informed conversations regarding campaign planning...

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Mastering Performance Metrics

Continuous improvement is an evolutionary process. The more you learn about how your metrics are driving positive outcomes, the more...

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The Bridge to Transformational Giving in Canada

In the fall of 2022, we launched a study of the operations, aspirations, and trends in principal philanthropic giving in...

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WEBINAR: Philanthropy in Aging Services Study 2023

Communities Built on Generosity In this webinar, Consultant Irina Thompson shares finding from the second edition of the Marts&Lundy Philanthropy...

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Do You Wish You Had a Campaign Readiness Magic 8-Ball?

School Heads and Principals: How do you know the time is right for a campaign?...

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The Only Wrong Action Is To Do Nothing

Systems Change work is continuous and requires diligence and perseverance. Each step, though, is a step towards a more equitable...

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$10M+ Gifts Report 2023

In this year’s annual report we examine gifts of $10M+ given in 2022. Top-line findings include: You can download the...

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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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