How Ruotolo Associates Can Help You Begin Your Next Capital Campaign

When we begin working with an organization on a capital campaign, we often cite the Kresge Foundation, one of the nation’s foremost and innovative funders of capital campaigns, and the 12 factors it has identified as essential for this scale of fundraising. Often, the volume of work that is required for a successful capital campaign […]

Philanthropic Contributions Rise in 2012, According to Annual Giving USA Survey

The nonprofit sector as a whole is continuing to see improvement in philanthropic giving, says the Giving USA report of 2012 contributions. Philanthropic giving in 2012 totaled $316.23 billion, 3.5 percent higher than 2011.     Giving by corporations jumped the most in 2012, rising more than 12 percent over 2011 levels. Corporate giving, however, […]

Advice to a Board Chair: A Q &A with the founder of Ruotolo Associates

George C. Ruotolo, Jr., CFRE, Chairman and CEO of Ruotolo Associates, has been a fundraising and public relations executive since 1973. In addition to his professional service, Mr. Ruotolo has served as a volunteer board member and chairperson of several local and national nonprofit organizations. He currently is the Chair of the Ramapo College of […]

A Roadmap to Major Gifts Success

by George C. Ruotolo, Jr., CFRE Chairman and CEO Excerpted from May/June 2012 issue of NCDC Dimensions Magazine Major gifts campaigns are more important now than ever before.  During a recent conversation with a foundation executive, he observed that the 90/10 principle of fundraising (90 percent of funds come from 10 percent of participating donors) has evolved […]