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:

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

First major study of charity mergers is published

First major study of charity mergers is published: ome 4 per cent of people working in the charity sector were involved in a merger last year, suggests a comprehensive new study of mergers in the sector.

The research, by Eastside Primetimers, aimed to collect data on mergers that occurred in England and Wales between January 2013 and April 2014, where the transferring organisation was a registered charity.

The researchers identified 189 organisations that undertook 90 deals, affecting more than 32,000 employees or 4 per cent of the charity sector workforce.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Universities resort to cold calling ex-students - News - Student - The Independent

Universities resort to cold calling ex-students - News - Student - The Independent: The number of graduates asked to donate has nearly doubled in the past decade with almost 9.3 million approached last year and 174,000 (1.4 per cent) making a gift, according to the latest annual report from the Ross Group and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Universities now spend �80m a year on fundraising – up from �34m in 2005 – and secured �660m in cash donations in 2012-13, with older graduates who received a free education much more likely to contribute.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Giving by Colorado foundations soared after recession - Denver Business Journal

Giving by Colorado foundations soared after recession - Denver Business Journal: Colorado's philanthropic foundations donated $646 million to charitable and community causes in 2011, up 25.4 percent from 2009, Philanthropy Southwest reported.