Stop Thinking Outside the Fundraising Box!
OAI Managing Director, Bob Hoak, reiterates the importance of the most fundamental and successful fundraising technique of all time - personal soliciation. Read more
Finish Your Fiscal Year with a Bang:
OAI Senior Associate Director, Lisa Keitges, outlines a practical checklist to help fundraisers navigate the path to fiscal year end on the GuideStar Blog Read more.
Major Giving: 4 Must-Dos for Nonprofit CEOs
Successful CEOs need to be actively involved in fundraising in order to lead their organization and drive major giving. Craig Shelley, Vice President, shares timely advice for nonprofit CEOs in NonProfit Pro. Read more.
40 Nonprofit Trends in 2017
Craig Shelley, Vice President, shares his thoughts on “Big Bet Philanthropy” and how larger gifts are having greater impact in NonProft PRO’s summary of key trends in 2017 Read more.
Attracting "Big" Philanthropy in a Changing Landscape
The philanthropy pie is growing but organizations slow to the table will be left hungry. Craig Shelley, Vice President, explains why and what you can do to ensure your slice of the pie in NonProfit Pro Read more.
The Nonprofit CEO - Collaborator in Chief
Control or collaboration – what works best in today’s nonprofit? Craig Shelley, Vice President describes what works for him in NonProfit PRO Read more.
20 Things You Can Do Right Now for Better Fundraising in 2017
As the 2016 holiday season approaches, Vice President Craig Shelley outlines 20 vital strategies and tips to maximize your year-end revenues and set your nonprofit up for a happy and healthy 2017 Read more.
CJ Orr Published in America's Charities
CJ Orr, Senior Associate Director, discusses how to increase on-site donations by incorporating free platforms, such as Venmo and PayPal, into your event using an HDMI cable on America's Charities Read more.
Craig Shelley Published in NonProfit PRO
Craig Shelley, Vice President, shares his insights as to how to invest in the next generation of fundraisers on NonProfit PRO. To read how to grow your talent pool by empowering junior staff, Read more.
Craig Shelley Published in Stanford Social Innovation Review
Maximizing the Return on Investment from your Special Events
Vice President Craig Shelley wrote an article on " Maximizing the Return on Investment from your Special Events" for NewYork Nonprofit Media. To view the digital edition of the magazine, please Read more.
Strategic Philanthropy: The Shift in Donor Behavior That's Shaking up the Nonprofit Sector
Vice President Craig Shelley was quoted in the "Corporate Philanthropy" edition of NonProfit PRO and published an aritcle on "Strategic Philanthropy: The Shift in Donor Behavior That's Shaking up the Nonprofit Sector". To view the digital edition of the magazine, please Read more (pages 21 and 38).
Nonprofit Trends for 2016
Vice President Craig Shelley was quoted in the "Nonprofit Trends for 2016" edition of NonProfit PRO on the topics of strategic philanthropy, the fundraising talent gap, and boards embracing their philanthropic role. To view the digital edition of the magazine, please Read more (pages 26, 28, and 30).
What, Your Development Director Quit Again?
A Trending Fundraising Tool: Establishing A Junior Board
John Lehr Published in Stanford Social Innovation Review's Blog
Nonprofit and Fundraising Vet, Craig Shelley, Joins College Summit New York/New Jersey as Executive Director
OAI's Emma Kieran Writes Article on Interim CEO and Chief Development Officer Options for GuideStar's Newsletter
On December 5, 2013, Emma Kieran, Vice President of Fundraising and Development, published an article in GuideStar's newsletter discussing the three options nonprofits have when they have CEO or CDO turnover. To read this article, please Read more.
OAI's Kathleen Loehr featured in The Chronicle of Philanthropy Article on Women in Philanthropy
On August 11, 2013, Kathleen Loehr, Managing Partner at OAI, was quoted in an article published by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, "Women Take an Activist Path to Philanthropy." To read this article, please Read more.
OAI's Steve Orr quoted in The Major Gifts Report Article on Board Development
In the August 2013 issue of The Major Gifts Report, Steve Orr, Managing Partner at OAI was quoted about his work with New Alternatives for Children (NAC). In the report, Steve gives his "sage advice" to nonprofits: "All nonprofits need to focus consistently on motivating, recruiting, and working their board of directors to ensure they have their ongoing commitment. The success of a strong board is an art (grabbing each board member's passions) as well as a science (extracting resources from the board that can be in the form of knowledge, money, and contacts). It is the executive director's responsibility to mobilize the resources necessary to make this happen and realize success."
OAI's Emma Kieran quoted in The Chronicle of Philanthropy Article on Interim Fundraising Solutions
On May 3, 2013, Emma Kieran, Vice President, Fundraising and Development, at OAI, was quoted in an article published by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, "Temporary Fundraisers Can Ease the Strain of Rampant Turnover." To read this article, please Read more.
OAI's Dick Walker Led a Nonprofit 911 Webinar on Building a Strong Board for Fundraising Success
On April 30, 2013, OAI Managing Director Dick Walker presented during a webinar hosted by Network for Good, Building a Strong Board for Fundraising Success. To review the materials and watch this webinar, please Read more.
OAI's Kathleen Loehr Moderated a CASE Conference on Women in Philanthropy
OAI's Dick Walker and John Bauser Answer Questions on Board Building GuideStar's Trust Blog
On August 3, 2012, Dick Walker, Managing Director and John Bauser, Department Head of Strategy at OAI, published a post in GuideStar's Trust Blog following up on questions from their webinar, Building the Best Board for Challenging Times. To read this blog post, please Read more.
OAI's Dick Walker and John Bauser Led GuideStar Webinar on Board Building
Steve Orr Interviewed on The Street
On May 15, 2012, Steve Orr, Managing Partner at OAI, was interviewed by The Street on the impactful role young professionals can play with nonprofits in New York City. Steve founded, Youth INC and currently serves as the organization's Executive Director. To watch this interview, please Read more.
OAI's Dick Walker and John Bauser Advised on Governance Boards in GuideStar's Newsletter
On April 5, 2012, Dick Walker, Managing Director and John Bauser, Department Head of Strategy at OAI, wrote an article published in GuideStar's newsletter titled, "So You Need (to Improve) a Governance Committee?" To read this article, please Read more.
OAI's Strategy Client, GuideStar, Announces Newly Expanded Membership Program
On April 3, 2012, OAI Strategy client, GuideStar, the leading source of nonprofit information, announced the launch of its newly expanded Membership Program. This program was created as a result of OAI's partnership with GuideStar in 2011. OAI worked with GuideStar to create a positioning statement on the program, tested the concept with GuideStar stakeholders and the public and, based on the study findings, created a business plan for this program. To read the press release, please Read more.
OAI's John Wm. Thomas and Ned Zechman Led GuideStar Webinar on Strategic Philanthropy
On January 25, 2012, OAI Managing Director John Wm. Thomas and Senior Consultant Ned Zechman presented during a webinar hosted by GuideStar, Strategic Philanthropy in the “New Normal.” To watch this webinar, please Read more.
OAI's John Bauser Discusses Strategic Planning in the Washington Business Journal
On December 9, 2011, John Bauser, Department Head of Strategy at OAI, wrote an article published in the Washington Business Journal on the necessity of nonprofit organizations reviving their strategic planning efforts -- especially in today's volatile economic environment. To read this article, please Read more.
Former DC Mayor Adrian M. Fenty Appointed Senior Consultant
WASHINGTON, DC (April 20, 2011) — Orr Associates Inc. (OAI) announces a new partnership with former Washington, DC mayor, Adrian M. Fenty. With strong community networks and connections to education, healthcare, and government decision-makers, Fenty is a valuable asset for the Washington, DC firm and its clients. To read the full press release, please Read more.
Mary's Center in the News: First Lady Michelle Obama visits Mary's Center
The Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care hosted First Lady Michelle Obama for her first official visit to a nonprofit organization in the District. To read the full press release, Read more.
Video: OAI Partners with Smile Train
Video: Strong Boards for Challenging Times (October 10, 2012)
Video: Leadership on the Line: Sourcing and Motivating a Dynamic Board (September 25, 2012)
“OAI has helped Youth INC to run soundly and efficiently, better enabling us to achieve our mission and vision. As a result of OAI's outstanding nonprofit management services that have greatly benefited our organization...”
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