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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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Charitable ‘fatigue’ seen on the rise « Philanthropy North Carolina

Charitable ‘fatigue’ seen on the rise « Philanthropy North Carolina: "Americans are losing interest in volunteering and charitable giving, a survey by YMCA of the USA says.

From 2010 to 2014, the share of people who planned to volunteer time or expertise to a worthy cause or organization fell to 41 percent from 57 percent, the YMCA says."



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Thursday, October 02, 2014

Half of charities do not claim gift aid, 2014 SONI report suggests

Half of charities do not claim gift aid, 2014 SONI report suggests: "The proportion of UK charities reporting no income from gift aid increased eight percentage points to 50 per cent this year, according to the 2014 State of the Not-for-Profit Industry report.
But while fewer charities were receiving gift aid, the amounts being claimed increased as gift aid accounted for 6 per cent of total income for UK respondents to the survey, which was up from 4 per cent from 2013.

The report, produced annually by the fundr"



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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A Nonprofit Call to Action: On the Occasion of GuideStar’s 2014 Compensation Study - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

A Nonprofit Call to Action: On the Occasion of GuideStar’s 2014 Compensation Study - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly: "Another year, another compensation report on the top salaries of people working in nonprofits. GuideStar does an enormous service, of course, in compiling all the statistics for this every year. The data will show where your salaries stand relative to similar organizations of similar size in similar geographies, and such data should definitely be available to nonprofits. It is a starting point. But something is missing—no fault of the report’s authors, but reflective of nonprofits as a sector and the issues we choose to address. 

As in compensation studies of years past, the authors have in their executive summary documented



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Thursday, September 04, 2014

Volunteers give time worth £34bn a year

Volunteers give time worth £34bn a year

Volunteering is worth £34bn a year in support of public services in the UK, new research by the innovation charity Nesta estimates.

The
report, People Helping People, calls for the public sector to create
more opportunities for people to support each other through social
action, which is defined as regular informal and formal volunteering,
and community action.


The New Donor Engagement Reality: A Shifting Definition in the Era of the Online Experience

The New Donor Engagement Reality: A Shifting Definition in the Era of the Online Experience

That's a real quote from a community foundation. And that's a sneak
preview of one of the most powerful findings in the 2014 Donor
Experience Study. This comment, of course, relates to the shifting
definition of donor engagement that is present among community
foundations in this new era of leveraging technology to build meaningful
relationships.

This statistic from the 2014 Donor Experience Study might surprise you:

The Blackbaud Index: Charitable Giving to Nonprofits Increased 3.1% | Blackbaud News

The Blackbaud Index: Charitable Giving to Nonprofits Increased 3.1% | Blackbaud News

The Blackbaud Index today reported that overall charitable giving to nonprofits increased 3.1% and online giving increased 8.0% for the three months ending July 2014 as compared to the same period in 2013.
As reported in the recently released 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.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Fundraisers should engage more with older people online, new research shows

Fundraisers should engage more with older people online, new research shows: Charities could be missing out on donations by not engaging with older people through online and mobile channels, according to new research.

A report, Time for UK Fundraising to Look Up, published today by the agencies Xtraordinary Fundraising and Forster Communication and fundraising software company Blackbaud, looks at the giving habits of ‘baby boomers’, those born between 1946 and 1964, and ‘civics’, born before 1945.