Curtis, Keith

Keith Curtis has more than 30 years of experience working on behalf of philanthropic organizations. Over that time, Keith has become recognized as an expert in all aspects of fundraising and nonprofit management. He is also a sought-after advisor and speaker, making up to 40 presentations a year to a variety of national and state conferences.

As president of The Curtis Group, founded 26 years ago, Keith and his team have developed strategies to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for their clients. But equally important, his guidance has helped those nonprofits raise awareness, raise their standards of operation and raise their expectations of what they can accomplish. Clients include the large and visible, such as one of the largest YMCAs in the country, a multi-billion-dollar health care system and arts, cultural and educational organizations, as well as smaller nonprofits such as free clinics, animal shelters and hospices.
Keith is actively involved in the Giving USA Foundation, where he serves as chair. He is past chair of its Advisory Council on Methodology. He is also a board member of The Giving Institute, a membership organization dedicated to advancing philanthropy and promoting ethical practices in fundraising.

In recognition of his work in philanthropy, Keith was honored with the 2012 Alumni Service Award from Old Dominion University.

Posts by Curtis, Keith

  • The Corporate Giving Puzzlement (07.31.15 )

    By W. Keith Curtis, Chair, Giving USA Foundation Giving USA 2015: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2014 was released on June 16, and the 60th consecutive edition of this seminal report contains good news for anyone interested in the nonprofit world. For one thing, America’s individuals, corporations and foundations donated a record […]

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