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."



'via Blog this'

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."



'via Blog this'

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:"



'via Blog this'

Monday, December 08, 2014

Can Nonprofit Boards Afford to Underinvest in Management Leadership Development? | Eugene Fram

Can Nonprofit Boards Afford to Underinvest in Management Leadership Development? | Eugene Fram: "McKinsey & Company has just issued the results of a substantial study: To better understand the state of (nonprofit) leadership in the US social sector... The findings suggest that chronic underinvestment in (management) leadership development...(may risk) the sector's capabilities to fulfill emerging missions effectively and to adapt to fast-changing demands.
(http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/social_sector/what_social_sector_leaders_need_to_succeed)http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/social_sector/what_social_sector_leaders_need_to_succeed
Results from the study show that nonprofit managers need to improve their own and their peers' strengths in "(1) ability to innovate, (2) ability to surround selves with talented teams, (3) collaboration, (4) ability to manage outcomes." For themselves, they want ability to participate in cross-sector networks, time to experiment or take a sabbatical."



'via Blog this'

Nonprofits find their way with social media - Shelby News: Local News

Nonprofits find their way with social media - Shelby News: Local News: "ust how effectively are nonprofits using social media?
Bloomerang, an Indianapolis company that works with nonprofits to help them improve donor retention, surveyed over 9,000 small to medium-sized nonprofits in the U.S. and Canada earlier this year and found that the vast majority use Facebook as their primary focus."



'via Blog this'

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Nonprofit Impact Investing Assets Up 77% in 2014, Report Says - Government - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Nonprofit Impact Investing Assets Up 77% in 2014, Report Says - Government - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "Nonprofit organizations saw the assets they manage that are committed to social-impact investments increase 77 percent in 2014 compared with their 2012 level, according to a new report.

Foundations, pensions, educational endowments, and religious groups managed $4.04-trillion in such investments at the beginning of this year, according to a study released Wednesday.

Over all, assets managed with "su"



'via Blog this'

Monday, December 01, 2014

The Blackbaud Index: Overall Charitable Giving to Nonprofits Increase 0.2% | Blackbaud News

The Blackbaud Index: Overall Charitable Giving to Nonprofits Increase 0.2% | Blackbaud News: "The Blackbaud Index: Overall Charitable Giving to Nonprofits Increase 0.2%

Posted on December 1, 2014 by Nicole McGougan
Download the media alert
The Blackbaud Index today reported that overall charitable giving to nonprofits increased 0.2% and online giving increased 10.6% for the three months ending October 2014 as compared to the same period in 2013.
As reported in the 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."



'via Blog this'

Friday, November 21, 2014

Is Grantmaking Getting Smarter?: An Update - PhilanTopic | PND | Foundation Center

Is Grantmaking Getting Smarter?: An Update - PhilanTopic | PND | Foundation Center: "Over the past fifteen years, research by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations has demonstrated that certain grantmaking practices support nonprofits' capacity to achieve results. To track how these practices are changing, GEO conducts a national survey of staffed grantmaking organizations every three years. As we prepared to release the results of our most recent survey, I wondered: How would experts in nonprofit management interpret the results? To find out, I asked CompassPoint CEO Jeanne Bell, co-author of the reports Daring to Lead and Underdeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising, and Don Crocker, executive director and CEO of the Support Center, which advises nonprofits and foundations in the areas of leadership and executive transitions, board performance, and nonprofit/foundation effectiveness, to share their thoughts on our key findings as well as how funders can best support nonprofits to achieve more impact."



'via Blog this'