Thursday, October 02, 2014

Half of charities do not claim gift aid, 2014 SONI report suggests

Half of charities do not claim gift aid, 2014 SONI report suggests: "The proportion of UK charities reporting no income from gift aid increased eight percentage points to 50 per cent this year, according to the 2014 State of the Not-for-Profit Industry report.
But while fewer charities were receiving gift aid, the amounts being claimed increased as gift aid accounted for 6 per cent of total income for UK respondents to the survey, which was up from 4 per cent from 2013.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A Nonprofit Call to Action: On the Occasion of GuideStar’s 2014 Compensation Study - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

A Nonprofit Call to Action: On the Occasion of GuideStar’s 2014 Compensation Study - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly: "Another year, another compensation report on the top salaries of people working in nonprofits. GuideStar does an enormous service, of course, in compiling all the statistics for this every year. The data will show where your salaries stand relative to similar organizations of similar size in similar geographies, and such data should definitely be available to nonprofits. It is a starting point. But something is missing—no fault of the report’s authors, but reflective of nonprofits as a sector and the issues we choose to address. 

As in compensation studies of years past, the authors have in their executive summary documented



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Thursday, September 04, 2014

Volunteers give time worth £34bn a year

Volunteers give time worth £34bn a year

Volunteering is worth £34bn a year in support of public services in the UK, new research by the innovation charity Nesta estimates.

The
report, People Helping People, calls for the public sector to create
more opportunities for people to support each other through social
action, which is defined as regular informal and formal volunteering,
and community action.


The New Donor Engagement Reality: A Shifting Definition in the Era of the Online Experience

The New Donor Engagement Reality: A Shifting Definition in the Era of the Online Experience

That's a real quote from a community foundation. And that's a sneak
preview of one of the most powerful findings in the 2014 Donor
Experience Study. This comment, of course, relates to the shifting
definition of donor engagement that is present among community
foundations in this new era of leveraging technology to build meaningful
relationships.

This statistic from the 2014 Donor Experience Study might surprise you:

The Blackbaud Index: Charitable Giving to Nonprofits Increased 3.1% | Blackbaud News

The Blackbaud Index: Charitable Giving to Nonprofits Increased 3.1% | Blackbaud News

The Blackbaud Index today reported that overall charitable giving to nonprofits increased 3.1% and online giving increased 8.0% for the three months ending July 2014 as compared to the same period in 2013.
As reported in the recently released Charitable Giving Report,
overall charitable giving grew 4.9% and online giving grew 13.5% for
the full year 2013 compared to the full year 2012. Visit the interactive infographic to view highlights from the report.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Fundraisers should engage more with older people online, new research shows

Fundraisers should engage more with older people online, new research shows: Charities could be missing out on donations by not engaging with older people through online and mobile channels, according to new research.

A report, Time for UK Fundraising to Look Up, published today by the agencies Xtraordinary Fundraising and Forster Communication and fundraising software company Blackbaud, looks at the giving habits of ‘baby boomers’, those born between 1946 and 1964, and ‘civics’, born before 1945.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Library of Online Resources Relating to Foundation Spend-Down | Philanthropy Central

Interesting Resource



Library of Online Resources Relating to Foundation Spend-Down | Philanthropy Central: Library of Online Resources Relating to Foundation Spend-Down

As part of the Center's ongoing project on spend-down, we are assembling a library of online reports, case studies, and other resources. Included in the library are documents produced by the Center and by other institutions, including foundations. If you are aware of any resources that should be included in the library but are not listed below, please bring them to the attention of Mary Grimm at mary.grimm@duke.edu.

14 Must-Know Stats About Fundraising, Social Media, and Mobile Technology

14 Must-Know Stats About Fundraising, Social Media, and Mobile Technology

SPECIAL FOCUS: European Fundraising Survey Report 2013/14

SPECIAL FOCUS: European Fundraising Survey Report 2013/14: Each year, EFA surveys its members to collate and present the sector with a picture of fundraising developments across Europe. In the 2013/14 survey, released today, EFA presents a positive picture of growth, reflecting the economic recovery of European markets and a more optimistic outlook for the year ahead.





Key findings of the survey, Fundraising in Europe 2013/14, include: