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Library of Online Resources Relating to Foundation Spend-Down | Philanthropy Central

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Library of Online Resources Relating to Foundation Spend-Down | Philanthropy Central: Library of Online Resources Relating to Foundation Spend-Down

As part of the Center's ongoing project on spend-down, we are assembling a library of online reports, case studies, and other resources. Included in the library are documents produced by the Center and by other institutions, including foundations. If you are aware of any resources that should be included in the library but are not listed below, please bring them to the attention of Mary Grimm at mary.grimm@duke.edu.

14 Must-Know Stats About Fundraising, Social Media, and Mobile Technology

14 Must-Know Stats About Fundraising, Social Media, and Mobile Technology

SPECIAL FOCUS: European Fundraising Survey Report 2013/14

SPECIAL FOCUS: European Fundraising Survey Report 2013/14: Each year, EFA surveys its members to collate and present the sector with a picture of fundraising developments across Europe. In the 2013/14 survey, released today, EFA presents a positive picture of growth, reflecting the economic recovery of European markets and a more optimistic outlook for the year ahead.





Key findings of the survey, Fundraising in Europe 2013/14, include:

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

First major study of charity mergers is published

First major study of charity mergers is published: ome 4 per cent of people working in the charity sector were involved in a merger last year, suggests a comprehensive new study of mergers in the sector.

The research, by Eastside Primetimers, aimed to collect data on mergers that occurred in England and Wales between January 2013 and April 2014, where the transferring organisation was a registered charity.

The researchers identified 189 organisations that undertook 90 deals, affecting more than 32,000 employees or 4 per cent of the charity sector workforce.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Universities resort to cold calling ex-students - News - Student - The Independent

Universities resort to cold calling ex-students - News - Student - The Independent: The number of graduates asked to donate has nearly doubled in the past decade with almost 9.3 million approached last year and 174,000 (1.4 per cent) making a gift, according to the latest annual report from the Ross Group and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Universities now spend �80m a year on fundraising – up from �34m in 2005 – and secured �660m in cash donations in 2012-13, with older graduates who received a free education much more likely to contribute.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Giving by Colorado foundations soared after recession - Denver Business Journal

Giving by Colorado foundations soared after recession - Denver Business Journal: Colorado's philanthropic foundations donated $646 million to charitable and community causes in 2011, up 25.4 percent from 2009, Philanthropy Southwest reported.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Eleven characteristics of successful fundraisers revealed at IoF National Convention

Eleven characteristics of successful fundraisers revealed at IoF National Convention: Emotional intelligence and being able to read people and situations are among the top characteristics that make successful fundraisers, according to academic research revealed yesterday.

Beth Breeze, director of the Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Kent, presented early findings from her three-year project, The Formation of Fundraisers: the Role of Personal Skills in Asking for Money, at the Institute of Fundraising’s National Convention.

They included a list of 11 personal characteristics and traits that she has discovered so far in the kind of people who make a career out of asking for money.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Direct debit cancellation rates fell sharply in 2013

Direct debit cancellation rates fell sharply in 2013: Donors are starting to feel more optimistic and are less likely to cancel their charitable contributions, with new figures showing direct debit cancellations in 2013 fell to the lowest annual average rate since before the recession.

The figures, released today by Rapidata, show direct debit cancellations fell from 4.05 per cent in January last year to 2.4 per cent in December. The average cancellation rate for the year, 3.1 per cent, was the lowest seen since 2006. Average annual rates of cancellations peaked at 4.33 per cent in 2008, falling to 3.32 per cent in 2010, before rising to 3.79 per cent in 2011.