Friday, April 11, 2014

New Report: Charity and Philanthropy in Russia, China, India and Brazil | Philanthropy In Focus

New Report: Charity and Philanthropy in Russia, China, India and Brazil | Philanthropy In Focus: One of the most significant international developments since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 has been the growing economic power of the so-called BRICs — Brazil, Russia, India, and China. Dismissed in the 1970s by many as economic basket cases, the four countries, which account for over a quarter of the globe’s land mass and more than 40 percent of its population, have, in the quarter-century since that momentous event, opened their economies to the world and emerged as dominant global suppliers of manufactured goods and services (China and India), and raw materials (Brazil and Russia).

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Charity News: CHARITY SURVEY: Optimism & transparency - UK charities embracing greater transparency in response to increased media scrutiny...

Charity News: CHARITY SURVEY: Optimism & transparency - UK charities embracing greater transparency in response to increased media scrutiny...: The report released today by PwC, Charity Finance Group (CFG) and the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) reveals 9 out of 10 charity sector respondents felt that the charity sector had been subject to more scrutiny and media interest.

As a result, 49 per cent of charities said that they had taken steps to enhance levels of transparency and disclosure of financial information during the last year...

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Number of Scottish CIOs doubles in just over a year

Number of Scottish CIOs doubles in just over a year: he number of charitable incorporated organisations in Scotland has doubled in just over a year, according to figures released last week by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.

SCIOs now make up a third of all charity applications in Scotland, and more applications are made to become SCIOs than any other legal form, the OSCR said. Its figures show that more than one in 24 Scottish charities is now an SCIO.

Nonprofit Finance Fund | Where Money Meets Mission

Nonprofit Finance Fund | Where Money Meets Mission: NFF’s Annual Survey chronicles the challenges facing the nonprofit sector and calls out some of the targeted investments we can start to agree on as a society to salvage the investment we have collectively made in our social infrastructure. We believe that a coordinated intervention now will not only better prepare us for inevitable future economic crises; it can lead to a happier, healthier community for us all.
Key Findings
The economic recovery is leaving behind many nonprofits and communities in need:

80% of respondents reported an increase in demand for services, the 6th straight year of increased demand.
56% were unable to meet demand in 2013—the highest reported in the survey’s history.
Only 11% expect 2014 to be easier than 2013 for the people they serve.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Nonprofit Finance Fund Survey Points to Tough Road Ahead - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

Nonprofit Finance Fund Survey Points to Tough Road Ahead - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly: What the Nonprofit Finance Fund found in its 2014 annual survey of the financial state of nonprofits suggests that nonprofits are experiencing increased need for the sixth straight year and that need is expected to persist. Additionally, a record number of nonprofits are unable to meet that need.

Here are the topline results for the survey of more than 5,000 organizations. We will take a deeper look tomorrow.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Voluntary sector income down 1.8 per cent, finds research

Voluntary sector income down 1.8 per cent, finds research: The voluntary sector’s income fell by �700m in real terms to �39.2bn in the year to March 2012, according to data published today in the UK Civil Society Almanac, published by NCVO and the Third Sector Research Centre.

Total sector income fell by around 1.8 per cent.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Survey On Australian Giving Trends | Pro Bono Australia

Survey On Australian Giving Trends | Pro Bono Australia: A new survey is hoping to provide important insights into the latest trends in philanthropy in Australia.

Chenoweth Philanthropy, an independent philanthropic consulting firm, is undertaking research on giving trends to better understand how philanthropists in Australia are responding to donor trends and to what degree they are incorporating them into their own giving.

“Much is written about global trends in philanthropy, including strategic giving, scalability of programs, collaborative giving, impact investing and evaluation. There is increasing interest and effort around the question of what philanthropists are achieving, and how they might do it better,” Director Susan Chenoweth said.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Continuing rebound in fundraising reported � Philanthropy North Carolina

Continuing rebound in fundraising reported � Philanthropy North Carolina: After two flat years followed by growth in 2012, a slightly bigger share of charities in the U.S. and Canada posted fundraising gains in 2013, a new survey says.

Sixty-two percent of over 500 nonprofits responding to an online survey early in 2014 by the Nonprofit Research Collaborative saw an increase in fundraising receipts in 2013.

That was the biggest share since 2007, the year before the economy crashed, and was u