Friday, April 17, 2015

Men Strive To Give More To Charity When The Fundraiser Is Cute : Shots - Health News : NPR

Men Strive To Give More To Charity When The Fundraiser Is Cute : Shots - Health News : NPR: "Attractive fundraisers raised more money, as did those whose profiles featured nice smiles. That worked for both male and female fundraisers. "Maybe not everybody can be the most attractive, but everybody can give a smile," Smith says. "That's something to keep in mind the next time you're trying to raise money.""



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The Center for Effective Philanthropy » Assessing to Achieve High Performance: What Nonprofits Are Doing and How Foundations Can Help

The Center for Effective Philanthropy » Assessing to Achieve High Performance: What Nonprofits Are Doing and How Foundations Can Help: "To better understand the state of practice of performance assessment at nonprofits, CEP turned to its national panel of nonprofit leaders with questions about their assessment strategies and how they are supported. For nonprofits, measuring and improving performance is a challenging endeavor. Yet, the data from these surveys reveal that nonprofits are assessing performance — but lack the resources they need to do all they seek to do."



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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Millennials Give The Least, Want Money Used Wisely - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

Millennials Give The Least, Want Money Used Wisely - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times: "You might want to put down the phone, or delay that mailing by a month or two. Nonprofits are 10 times more likely than donors to think the organization is not communicating enough with donors. For its first donor engagement study, Austin, Texas-based fundraising and software firm Abila surveyed more than 1,200 donors across four generational cohorts, as well as managers at 206 nonprofits with revenues ranging from $1 million to $49 million."



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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Time, Talent and Treasure: Canadian Women in Philanthropy - Resource Center - AFP

Time, Talent and Treasure: Canadian Women in Philanthropy - Resource Center - AFP: "f you take a moment to close your eyes and imagine your ideal major donor what do you see? Do see a man in a suit sitting at a desk? Or, do you envision the woman who volunteers at your charity once a week doing whatever needs to be done?

Women have been at the core of this sector since the beginning of charitable work. With a few exceptions, women are predominantly the ones who identify the need in the community, design and deliver the charitable program to fill the need, and provide the majority of volunteer and staff time. Yet, we rarely think about gender differences when planning our fundraising programs."



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Friday, April 10, 2015

Arts is least popular charitable cause | News | ArtsProfessional

Arts is least popular charitable cause | News | ArtsProfessional: "Donors to arts charities are generous, but few and far between, a new report by UK Giving has revealed. Whilst a typical donation to the arts is £12 – the second largest only to religious charities (£20) in the league of causes identified – just 2% of the population who donated money to charity last year did so to the arts. This makes it the least popular cause, having received just 1% of the total amount given."



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Tomorrow's Philanthropy Groundbreaking Research Impact of Philanthropy : Page 1 of 2 : FundRaising Success

Tomorrow's Philanthropy Groundbreaking Research Impact of Philanthropy : Page 1 of 2 : FundRaising Success: "(Press release, April 9, 2015) — Rogare, Plymouth University's fundraising think tank, and the Resource Alliance, have joined together in a two-year research collaboration to explore different philanthropic behaviors and how they deliver value to human well-being around the world"



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Do You Give Back? - 101fundraising

Do You Give Back? - 101fundraising: "Responses to the survey “How Philanthropic are Fundraisers?” came in from 19 countries from places as diverse at Nepal, Greece, Brazil, Canada, Australia and South Africa. In all, 591 responses conveying why it is important for fundraisers to not only ask for gifts, but to make them as well."



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Tuesday, April 07, 2015

How to feel bad about the photos you use in fundraising - Future Fundraising Now

How to feel bad about the photos you use in fundraising - Future Fundraising Now: "A recent study in the UK (published at Sociological Research Online) pokes a stick into an issue some fundraisers spend a lot of energy worrying about.

The study, as reported by Third Sector magazine -- Homelessness charities should stick with stereotypical images of beneficiaries, report says -- asked subjects what homeless people look like.

Subjects overwhelmingly identified bearded older men who sleep on the streets.

If you've ever done fundraising related to homelessness, this won't surprise you. That's the imagery that works."



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Monday, April 06, 2015

The Blackbaud Index: Charitable Giving to Nonprofits Continue to Rise : Page 1 of 1 : FundRaising Success

The Blackbaud Index: Charitable Giving to Nonprofits Continue to Rise : Page 1 of 1 : FundRaising Success: "The Blackbaud Indextoday reported that overall charitable giving to nonprofits increased 3.5 percent and online giving increased 9.9 percent for the three months ending February 2015 as compared to the same period in 2013-2014."



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