Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Volunteers can help to plug the £4.6bn funding hole | Rob Jackson | Third Sector blogs

Volunteers can help to plug the £4.6bn funding hole | Rob Jackson | Third Sector blogs: "The National Council for Voluntary Organisations recetly announced the findings of its review of the financial sustainability of the voluntary sector’s finances. The headline findings from the review is that the sector faces a £4.6bn projected shortfall in income by 2018/19."



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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Survey: Education Fundraising Up 5% For 2015The NonProfit Times

Survey: Education Fundraising Up 5% For 2015The NonProfit Times: "Fundraisers at schools, colleges and universities in the United States estimate that donations to their institutions grew 5.1 percent during the academic year that ended June 30, according to survey results released this month by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Conducted twice a year, the CASE Fundraising Index (CFI) survey asks educational fundraising professionals to estimate the level of charitable giving to their institutions for the 12-month period just ended and to predict the level for the 12 months ahead. In addition to fundraising estimates for colleges and universities, the CFI includes estimates for pre-collegiate independent (private) schools."



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Thursday, August 06, 2015

Ideal Charity - measured and explained | nfpSynergy

Ideal Charity - measured and explained | nfpSynergy: "Top 20 Ideal Charity Attributes

The results from our April/May 2015 survey can be found below. "



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Monday, August 03, 2015

Overall Charitable Giving to Nonprofits Down, Online Giving Up | Blackbaud News

PRESS RELEASE

Overall Charitable Giving to Nonprofits Down, Online Giving Up | Blackbaud News: "Overall Charitable Giving to Nonprofits Down, Online Giving Up

Posted on August 3, 2015 by Nicole McGougan
The Blackbaud Index debuts new specialty index focused on giving to foundations
Charleston, S.C. (August 3, 2015) – Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB) today updated The Blackbaud Index with charitable giving trends through June 2015, as well as announced the addition of a new foundation specialty index that tracks revenue from giving to foundations.
Based on data from 5,170 charities that raised more than $17 billion in the prior 12 months, The Blackbaud Index reported that overall charitable giving decreased 0.5 percent for the three months ending June 2015, compared to the same period a year earlier.
Among 3,786 charities that raised over $2 billion online in the prior 12 months, online giving grew 13.8 percent in the same three-month period, compared to the same period a year earlier."



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Monday, July 20, 2015

Social Skills: How Associations Use Social Media: Associations Now

Social Skills: How Associations Use Social Media: Associations Now: "We already know that associations are becoming more confident and strategic in how they use social media. But two new studies offer a by-the-numbers look at what they’ve done in the social space in the last year."



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Friday, July 17, 2015

Exclusive: Which aid relief charities spend the most on fundraising? | Reuters

Exclusive: Which aid relief charities spend the most on fundraising? | Reuters: "A survey of the world's 50 biggest humanitarian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) by expenditure found their total annual spending has more than doubled to $18 billion in the last 10 years - greater than the national GDP of one third of the world's countries.

The growth has come as more public money is funneled to victims of disasters and conflicts."



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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Foundation Center - Press Release - New Report Analyzes $1.8 Billion in Global Human Rights Funding

Foundation Center - Press Release - New Report Analyzes $1.8 Billion in Global Human Rights Funding: "New Report Analyzes $1.8 Billion in Global Human Rights Funding

New York, NY — July 16, 2015. Released today, the 2015 edition of Advancing Human Rights: Update on Global Foundation Grantmaking analyzes $1.8 billion granted by 774 foundations in support of nearly 11,000 organizations worldwide. Among a consistent subset of human rights funders, giving increased 6 percent between 2011 and 2012, the latest year for which data are available. The third in an annual series produced jointly by Foundation Center and the International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG), this report is part of an ongoing effort to advance knowledge and facilitate strategic decision making in the field of human rights philanthropy."



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