Research, Client Services, Training and Speaking Engagements in a virtual environment

Online, National Research

The Burk Donor Survey is an investigation of how donors’ philanthropy is changing and the opportunities and challenges that this new giving environment presents to not-for-profits. Thousands of donors participate in this important research study each year. Authored by fundraising expert, Penelope Burk, The Burk Donor Survey is currently welcoming partners for its 2021 edition themed on whether/how donors will manage their giving differently in the future as a result of COVID-19.

Online Client Services

Cygnus combines evidence from clients’ own donors with more than twenty years of senior level experience to produce client-specific Donor-Centered Fundraising Strategies. From our five-year retention/gift value analysis, through donor survey and multi-year fundraising plan, all Cygnus’ client services are conducted and delivered online. See Cygnus Client Services for more information.

Virtual Donor-Centered Training Programs and Forums

The giving environment is changing and that means profitable opportunities for not-for-profits that can deliver what donors need. Scheduled at your convenience, these forums raise the standard of online education:

  • Donor-Centered for Boards is Penelope Burk’s riveting forum for board members and chief executive offers. Its evidence-based information on what donors want from not-for-profit leaders has been hailed as inspiring and highly entertaining.
  • Donor-Centered Fundraising for Staff is an interactive training program for fundraisers, managers and the entire staff team. Delivered in one, two or three online webinars, this is Cygnus’ most-requested educational program.

Online Keynote Presentations with Penelope Burk

Penelope Burk’s virtual keynotes are original, evidence-based, delivered with passion and humor and considered among the best talks available on fundraising and donors. She has headlined most of the prominent fundraising and leadership conferences and is rated among the best speakers in the industry. See more information here on Penelope’s most popular presentations.


Donor-Centered Fundraising

 Fully updated, substantially expanded, and backed by all-new research with tens of thousands of donors. Donor-Centered Fundraising is the proven strategy for holding onto your donors and raising much more money in a changing giving environment.

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