The Yunker Group - Helping Others Make a Difference
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Of reporting nonprofits, year-end online giving on the rise

An early January call from Paul Spence, Vice President of Development of City Gospel Mission, inquiring what The Yunker Group was hearing about 2018 year-in giving, particularly online giving, prompted a brief 12-question survey being sent to a cross-section of Greater Cincinnati /Northern Kentucky charitable organizations.


What follows is the result of responses by 35 percent of the 125 regional nonprofits invited to participate. Given the survey deadline of 14 January 2019 and before all year-end giving could be analyzed, please consider the following anecdotal rather than scientific. Nonetheless, this brief survey provides a snapshot into online donor support of nonprofits in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky.

The Yunker Group, Inc., wishes to thank Melissa S. Brown & Associates for collaborating on this regional survey of online giving at year-end 2018.

2018 Total Gift Revenue
Compared with 2017

Save the Date


16th Annual Giving USA Cincinnati Briefing

Plan now to attend the Cincinnati briefing on Giving USA, the longest running and most comprehensive report on philanthropy.

Featured Speaker

Melissa S. Brown, Former Editor, Giving USA

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Harriet Tubman Theater

50 East Freedom Way

Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Registration and continental breakfast: 7:30 a.m.

Program: 8:30-10:00 a.m.




Who We Are


Founded as Smith Beers Yunker & Company in 1995 on the principle Helping Others Make a Difference®, The Yunker Group offers guidance to volunteer leaders to help them govern more passionately, choose C-level executives more strategically, and steward funds more effectively. Team members provide behind-the-scenes coaching and advice to nonprofit staff, helping them make a greater difference in their vital roles.


We believe remaining behind the scenes is imperative in providing nonprofit executive search and fundraising counsel. We never seek recognition or take credit for the successes of those who devote their lives to making a difference in their communities. Whether assisting seniors, educating children, caring for the poor or disabled, sustaining the arts, protecting the environment, or any other worthy endeavor, it is their work we strive to further and their reputations we seek to enhance. We are proud to be associated with and eager to be of service to all who are involved in the noble work supported by philanthropy.





What We Do

We Help

Organizations turn to us to help develop CEO succession plan and guide comprehensive CEO and CDO searches.

We Provide

Our seasoned Group provides pre-campaign planning and capital and endowment campaign counsel.

We Facilitate

Our experienced Group coaches boards on strategic leadership issues, facilitates retreats, and assists in scouting new talent.

We Guide

Nonprofit leaders look to the Group’s expertise in guiding participatory planning exercise resulting in practical and actionable recommendations.

We Coach

As experienced volunteers ourselves, our Group helps volunteer leaders build confidence in carrying out leadership duties including raising funds.

We Deliver

No Case. No Cash. Our Group’s professional writers help tell your compelling stories and work with designers to promote your organization.

Who We Serve

We take seriously our mission Helping Others Make A Difference®.  Check us out with organizations we have helped in a variety of ways and learn we’ve developed a reputation for telling leaders what they need to hear, not necessarily what they want to hear. We like Teddy Roosevelt’s admonition, “People Don’t Care What You Know Until They Know How Much You Care.”  You will learn we care!