Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Oxfam Study Finds Richest 1% Is Likely to Control Half of Global Wealth by 2016 - NYTimes.com

Oxfam Study Finds Richest 1% Is Likely to Control Half of Global Wealth by 2016 - NYTimes.com: "The richest 1 percent are likely to control more than half of the globe’s total wealth by next year, the charity Oxfam reported in a study released on Monday. The warning about deepening global inequality comes just as the world’s business elite prepare to meet this week at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland."



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Thursday, January 08, 2015

Nonprofit Employment Actually Grew During The Recession: Report

Nonprofit Employment Actually Grew During The Recession: Report: "Nonprofits are becoming an increasingly vital aspect of the American economy, new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows.

For the first time, the bureau has released jobs data regarding charitable organizations, as Trib Live Media reported. It found nonprofit employment, standing at 11.4 million jobs in 2012, is the third largest by sector when compared to all industries in the U.S. It comprised 10.3 percent of all non-government jobs."



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Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Community Foundations Embrace Impact Investing

Community Foundations Embrace Impact Investing: "That’s one of the conclusions of  A New Anchor Mission for a New Century, a report recently produced by Takoma Park, Md-based Democracy Collaborative. The authors studied 30 foundations  focused on  two areas, which sometimes overlap–impact investing and economic development."



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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Fundraisers Who Use Academic Research Do Better, Study Finds - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Fundraisers Who Use Academic Research Do Better, Study Finds - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "About half the nation’s nonprofits consult scientific studies on how best to approach donors, and those groups that do so are more likely to raise more money, a new report says.

Nearly 1,200 groups from the United States and Canada responded to the survey, which was designed to learn how groups use scientific findings and whether those that do had better results this year than last."



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City A.M.'s World Charity Index 2014 - who's made the list of top givers? | City A.M.

City A.M.'s World Charity Index 2014 - who's made the list of top givers? | City A.M.: "Introducing City A.M's unique ranking of charitable giving from the private sector.
Welcome to this fourth edition of the City A.M. World Charity Index. Its ranking is becoming more and more prestigious, with the increased profile of the index making it worthy of a dedicated special supplement. This upgraded status makes us, researchers at the Center for Philanthropic Studies at VU University Amsterdam, very grateful for a number of reasons. "



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Friday, December 19, 2014

The 2014 Global Infrastructure for Giving report 12/17 by CAFAmerica Radio Network | Business Podcasts

The 2014 Global Infrastructure for Giving report 12/17 by CAFAmerica Radio Network | Business Podcasts: "Join us as we talk with Andrew Watt, FInstF, President and CEO, Association of Fundraising Professionals about the role that the Association of Fundraising Professionals plays in philanthropy in the US as well as key insights from the 2014 Global Infrastructure for Giving report."



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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Maryville Students Research Charitable Giving Among Millennials

Maryville Students Research Charitable Giving Among Millennials: "The United Way of Greater St. Louis realized that although they have many donors to their cause, they do not have many young donors. The term Millennial was coined to describe the generation born between the years of 1982-2000. There are currently 80 million Millennials populating the United States. This is the largest population of any generation, beating the Baby Boomers by 4 million.
The United Way of Greater St. Louis realized that they were struggling to get Millennials involved with their organization and their cause, so they reached out to Maryville University for help."



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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Buzzwords to Watch in 2015 - Opinion - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

2015 Prognostications begin

Buzzwords to Watch in 2015 - Opinion - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "What will catch the ear of nonprofit and foundation leaders in 2015?

Drawing from a year in which privacy, design thinking, and digital data dominated the headlines, here’s my annual list of buzzwords to watch:"



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