Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Penn State Harrisburg professor's research aids nonprofits | Penn State University

Penn State Harrisburg professor's research aids nonprofits | Penn State University: "While most charities posted their mission statement and purpose on their websites, only 27 percent described the outcomes of their efforts and 18 percent related success stories. Few of the organizations interactively engaged with their stakeholders online.

The researchers’ most recent work hones in on the reasons charitable organizations do not disclose that information in an easy to find format. By law, nonprofits have to disclose certain financial information when asked."



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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

[DATA] The 2015 State of Major Gift Fundraising

[DATA] The 2015 State of Major Gift Fundraising: "It’s not a stretch by any means to say that major gift fundraising is an art and a science. Researching, cultivating and asking (and asking and asking) prospects is a tough gig – even when it’s your only responsibility, which it seldom is.

We wanted to know how fundraisers approach major gifts, so we asked our friends and followers. You can view the results of our non-scientific (but fun!) survey below."



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Monday, February 02, 2015

Public confidence returning to charity sector | Irish Examiner

Public confidence returning to charity sector | Irish Examiner: "t has taken over a year, but public trust is beginning to return to Ireland’s charity sector after it was badly hit by the top-ups and pay-offs scandal at the Central Remedial Clinic.

One in three adults — 1.1m people — say they made a donation in response to a 2014 Christmas charity appeal, according to research on donor behaviour , up slightly from 2013.

Two out of three donors — or 690,000 people — say they gave more this year than in 2013. The average donation over Christmas was €12.50, up from €10 in 2013."



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Thursday, January 29, 2015

African-Americans, Religious Top List Donors Plan to Give More This Year : Page 1 of 2 : FundRaising Success

African-Americans, Religious Top List Donors Plan to Give More This Year : Page 1 of 2 : FundRaising Success: "(Press release, Jan. 28, 2015) — Even though the percentage of Americans who said their financial situations had improved dropped sharply from last year, a greater percentage of adults said they will give more to charity this year, according to the 2015 Dunham+Company/Wilson Perkins Allen State of Philanthropy Study. African-Americans and regular attenders of religious services topped the list of donors who expected to give more."



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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Oxfam Study Finds Richest 1% Is Likely to Control Half of Global Wealth by 2016 - NYTimes.com

Oxfam Study Finds Richest 1% Is Likely to Control Half of Global Wealth by 2016 - NYTimes.com: "The richest 1 percent are likely to control more than half of the globe’s total wealth by next year, the charity Oxfam reported in a study released on Monday. The warning about deepening global inequality comes just as the world’s business elite prepare to meet this week at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland."



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Thursday, January 08, 2015

Nonprofit Employment Actually Grew During The Recession: Report

Nonprofit Employment Actually Grew During The Recession: Report: "Nonprofits are becoming an increasingly vital aspect of the American economy, new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows.

For the first time, the bureau has released jobs data regarding charitable organizations, as Trib Live Media reported. It found nonprofit employment, standing at 11.4 million jobs in 2012, is the third largest by sector when compared to all industries in the U.S. It comprised 10.3 percent of all non-government jobs."



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