Technically, any fundraising initiative can be termed a “campaign.” However a working definition of a capital campaign might be "an intensive fundraising effort designed to raise a specified sum of money within a defined time period to meet the varied asset-building needs of an organization." More often than not, capital campaigns have become “comprehensive campaigns,” particularly in a university setting, where the status quo is to go from one campaign directly into the next.  These comprehensive campaigns may include goals for buildings and other tangible assets, as well as scholarships, endowments, and even current operating support.Read more

Time Inc. and YouGov recently released findings from their latest Survey of Affluence and Wealth to over 200 luxury marketers at the 2014 Luxury Summit.  This is the ninth year of the survey, and trends are indicative of a maturing affluent consumer. The survey for the first-time included data from 11 countries in addition to the 1,700 within the top 10% of income earners in the U.S., and covers issues ranging from lifestyle goals and economic trends to shopping and brands.Read more

Many nonprofit organizations that have been successfully funded by government, corporate and/or foundation giving, are now finding they must diversify their funding sources.  Government funding has been restricted since the 2008 recession, and in similar fashion, corporate and foundation funding has not rebounded to pre-recession levels.  This has left some nonprofits that rely heavily on these sources feeling vulnerable.Read more

The latest Shullman Luxury, Affluence and Wealth Pulse answers a frequent question and addresses a common challenge amongst luxury marketers—Which advertising channels are the Top 10% most likely to engage with?  Millionaires (those adults with $1 million net worth or more--who represent about 10% of all adults or about 20 million adults) have different buying behaviors, product preferences, and media habits when compared to the average adult.Read more

I had the opportunity to talk with Norman Howe, President of luxury experiential travel retailer Butterfield & Robinson recently about trends he’s seeing in the luxury travel field. While Howe is focused specifically on the travel market, these trends present challenges and opportunities across all industries serving the ultra- and high-net worth consumer.Read more

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