About Larry Raff

Larry G. Raff is president and principal of Copley Raff, Inc., a national management and fundraising consulting firm that specializes in raising the sights of nonprofit organizations and helping them to meet aspirational goals. A current member of The Friday Forum's Board of Directors, Larry was also a former Board President. From his internationally recognized "GivingTake" Blog to articles published in Becker’s Hospital Review, Fundraising Success Magazine and Board Source, Larry is recognized as an industry expert in Philanthropic Leadership.
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Are Small Colleges a Safe Philanthropic Bet?

A Boston Globe article on November 19, 2019 “Under pressure from colleges, advising company yanks report on their financial health” addresses an important topic few in higher education want to discuss. With a recent spat of college closures, mergers and acquisitions, a college advisory services firm called Edmit was about to publish its report that [...]

By | December 23rd, 2019|Blog Posts|0 Comments

A New Paradigm is Upon Us – The Donor Pyramid is Narrowing – Happy New Year!

It is time for our industry to respond to a changing donor-fundraising paradigm that is rapidly accelerating and can catch many stakeholder nonprofits off guard.  While the “donor pyramid” has served us well for decades, where the broad base of the pyramid represents many small dollar donors and the top represents transformational donors, new economic [...]

By | February 4th, 2019|Blog Posts|0 Comments

What Fundraisers Need to Know About the New Tax Law…All in One Place

There has been a lot of coverage about the new tax law and its implications on the economy, on businesses and individuals, and on estate plans. There have also been some valuable webinars and articles on how the new law will affect charitable giving. Some coverage has been alarmist, and most articles are far from [...]

By | July 9th, 2018|Blog Posts|0 Comments

Raising the Barr

I had the good fortune to attend a luncheon presentation at The Friday Forum in Boston, by Jim Canales on September 23, 2016. Jim was appointed as president and trustee of the Barr Foundation in Boston in 2014 after spending two decades in a variety of roles at The James Irvine Foundation in California. The [...]

By | November 4th, 2016|Public Blog Post|0 Comments