Thursday, October 30, 2014

Nonprofits Worth $887.3 Billion To U.S. Economy - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

Nonprofits Worth $887.3 Billion To U.S. Economy - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times: "The tax-exempt sector in the United States represented 5.4 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) during 2012, contributing $887.3 billion to the economy. And of those tax-exempt entities, 501(c)(3) public charities accounted for slightly more than three-quarters of the sector’s revenue ($1.65 trillion) and expenses ($1.56 trillion) and more than three-fifths of nonprofit assets ($2.99 trillion) during 2012.

Comprised of approximately 1.44 million nonprofits registered with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in 2012, the sector has grown approximately 8.6 percent since 2002.

Those are among the statistics in the biannual Nonprofit Sector in Brief report by the Urban Institute’s Center On Nonprofits and Philanthropy. It’s a compilation of statistics from various sources throughout the sector.

According to the authors, total private gi"



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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

New Study: Americans Misinformed Before Donating to Charities : Page 1 of 1 : FundRaising Success

New Study: Americans Misinformed Before Donating to Charities : Page 1 of 1 : FundRaising Success: "Press release, Oct. 28, 2014) — New data on how Americans donate to charities pinpoints a lack of donor understanding and the need for simple tools to help donors give wisely. The study reveals that Americans consider finances to be the most important indicator of trust, which is a misguided review of a nonprofit organization according to the BBB Wise Giving Alliance."



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Monday, October 27, 2014

Women are more philanthropic than men

Women are more philanthropic than men: "In recent years, studies have dispelled myths about women and charitable giving. Debra Mesch, the director of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis, says misconceptions—like that women don’t give big donations and that women have to ask a man, such as their husbands, before they can give money—still abound. But WPI has found that in almost every income bracket, women give more than men."



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Friday, October 24, 2014

Volunteers no longer happy to 'do what they are told', says report

Volunteers no longer happy to 'do what they are told', says report: "Volunteers now expect more from their experience and charities must do more to recruit and retain them, according to a report published today by nfpSynergy.
Volunteers are no longer happy to ‘do what they are told’ and most take on volunteer placements to develop new and existing skills, the New Alchemy report says. "



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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Just 1 in 5 Wealthy People Think Their Gifts Make a Difference, Study Finds - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Just 1 in 5 Wealthy People Think Their Gifts Make a Difference, Study Finds - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "Most wealthy people give, but few of them are satisfied with what their philanthropy accomplishes, says a new report.

The report from UBS Wealth Management Americas, found 9 in 10 affluent people, say they donate to charity, yet only 20 percent consider their giving to be effective."



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Monday, October 20, 2014

Voluntary sector sees “revolving door” of staff, says report

Voluntary sector sees “revolving door” of staff, says report: "The voluntary sector is experiencing a “revolving door” of staff with employee turnover levels at a post-recession high of 22 per cent, according to a People Count Third Sector Report released today by Agenda Consulting.

The survey involving 71 UK third sector organisations, found that staff departures were are up from 18 per cent at the height of the recession in 2011."



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Shaking Up the Ranks of America’s Big Charities - Philanthropy 400 - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Shaking Up the Ranks of America’s Big Charities - Philanthropy 400 - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "Shaking Up the Ranks of America’s Big Charities
By Holly Hall
Giving to the nation’s biggest and most popular charities grew by nearly 11 percent last year, fueled largely by affluent donors, who are reordering the top ranks of America’s nonprofits, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual rankings of the 400 charities that collect the most from private sources."



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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

REPORT: New Data Shows Canada’s Largest Foundations Give over $1 Billion Annually to Canadian Charities - Press - AFP

REPORT: New Data Shows Canada’s Largest Foundations Give over $1 Billion Annually to Canadian Charities - Press - AFP: "REPORT: New Data Shows Canada’s Largest Foundations Give over $1 Billion Annually to Canadian Charities
Philanthropic Foundations Canada and Imagine Canada recently released a first-ever report about the assets and giving trends of Canada’s largest grantmaking foundations. This report demonstrates the growing contribution made by grantmaking foundations across the country.

Using data from Imagine Canada’s Grant Connect Database, Assets and Giving Trends of Canada’s Grantmaking Foundations provides a portrait of the largest 150 grantmaking foundations and the ten largest community foundations in Canada. The detailed report looks at data for assets and gifts over the period from 2002 to 2012, with a particular focus on grants made between 2009 and 2011."



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The Wrong Numbers In Telephone Fundraising - 101fundraising

The Wrong Numbers In Telephone Fundraising - 101fundraising: "A recent study in Ireland found that only 2% of charities used the phone to fundraise. Compare that to 3.6% of charities using ‘international treks’. Some people would rather climb Kilimanjaro than pick up the phone. And haven’t we all be in the position of sending way too many e-mails back and forth rather than a quick call, simply because we couldn’t face talking to someone?"



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