Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Colorado Nonprofit Association

Colorado Nonprofit Association: "Weathering the Storm: Challenges and Opportunities Facing Colorado Nonprofits During Recession, jointly published by the Colorado Nonprofit Association and the Community Resource Center, highlights the impact of Colorado's economy in early 2009 on the demand for programs and the fundraising to support those programs"

Monday, December 14, 2009

State's charities need experienced leadership | delawareonline.com | The News Journal

State's charities need experienced leadership | delawareonline.com | The News Journal: "While they may be well-capitalized, a culture of fiefdoms stagnates too many organizations. The internal inefficiency and disarray are obvious in the substandard level of service being provided.

As it should be, the recently released 'Philanthropy In The First State, Delaware's Nonprofits, Individual Donors and Grantmaking Organizations' report is the talk of the state's nonprofit community.

This first-ever analysis brims with demographic and philosophical validity for a sea change in individual and corporate giving ."

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management - School of Public Affairs - Baruch College

Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management - School of Public Affairs - Baruch College: "Working Papers
Usable Knowledge for Nonprofit Professionals and Scholars

The Center’s Working Papers Series includes work in progress on significant and emerging policy and management issues. Contributors include Baruch and CUNY faculty as well as major and emerging scholars from other institutions."

Research on tax aims to encourage greater giving | UK Fundraising

Research on tax aims to encourage greater giving | UK Fundraising: "Research on tax aims to encourage greater giving

Submitted by paulartherton on 10 November, 2009 - 11:50.

Philanthropy Ireland and the Irish Charities Tax Reform Group have published research on tax and regulatory policy with the aim of encouraging greater charitable and philanthropic giving in Ireland.

The research was carried out by Farrell Grant Sparks Consulting (FGS) and the key recommendations include:

-- Reducing the current threshold above which tax relief may be applied from €250 to a new rate of €175"

Monday, November 09, 2009

Oregon non-profits adjust to recession challenges - Oregon Business News: "Challenged by the recession, survey results show that nonprofits must take steps to contain costs and continue to serve their communities. In 2009, private donations have decreased by 50% while the demand for services has increased 12%.

The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) surveyed 208 Oregon nonprofit organizations about the impact of the economic recession on donations, demand for services, and cost-saving measures. 134 nonprofits completed the survey. The survey results showed:"

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Study: Nonprofits, arts, culture have major impact - The Daily Record - Jacksonville, Florida

Study: Nonprofits, arts, culture have major impact - The Daily Record - Jacksonville, Florida: "The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville announced last week the results of an economic impact study of the nonprofit arts industry in Duval County. These local results were compiled as part of a comprehensive national economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry. Entitled Arts & Economic Prosperity III, the study was conducted in 156 communities and regions (116 cities and counties, 35 multi-county regions, and 5 states) including Jacksonville. The Cultural Council helped to facilitate the gathering of the detailed economic data from 43 local arts organizations that were among 6,080 arts organizations surveyed nationwide. Americans for the Arts, which conducted the national study, is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America."

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Northern California Grantmakers : Beyond Five Percent: The New Foundation Payout Menu: "Beyond Five Percent: The New Foundation Payout Menu
Executive Summary

The majority of US foundations are set up to exist in perpetuity. Most pay out, in grants and administrative costs, around 5% of their assets each year, the minimum required by US law. However, some donors and foundations, driven by their missions, have moved beyond the 'default' positions of perpetuity and 5% payout."

United Way study indicates one-third of region's non-profits could close

United Way study indicates one-third of region's non-profits could close: "The 2009 Non-Profit Pulse Survey results were released this week and it was reported that one-third of the region's non-profits may close operations in the next year due to lack of funding and resources. The annual survey conducted by the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut looks at the fiscal health of the 1,900 non-profits in a 40 town region."

Southern or Midwestern, Geography Does Little to Influence Giving - Philanthropy.com

Southern or Midwestern, Geography Does Little to Influence Giving - Philanthropy.com: "Southern or Midwestern, Geography Does Little to Influence Giving

Money and education, not geography, influence why people give to charity, says a new study by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

The study, based on data from 10,000 households, found that people who make at least $100,000 a year are more likely to give because of an obligation to help others less fortunate, or a desire to improve the towns and cities in which they live."

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Aging: United Way a worthy recipient no matter reason for generosity | news-press.com | The News-Press

Aging: United Way a worthy recipient no matter reason for generosity | news-press.com | The News-Press: "The 2008 Generational Differences in Charitable Giving and in Motivations for Giving report, which was prepared by The Center for Philanthropy at Indiana University, summarizes trends in charitable giving across generations of donors.

In the survey, donors representing the Great, Silent, Boomer, X and Millennial generations were asked about their motivation for giving to charitable organizations."

Monday, September 28, 2009

Survey: Economy impacts charitable giving - South Florida Business Journal:

Survey: Economy impacts charitable giving - South Florida Business Journal:: "The economy is impacting American’s charitable mood.

A new survey by World Vision, an international Christian relief and development organization, found three out of four adults saying the current economic climate has impacted their giving, and one in three giving less."

Thursday, September 24, 2009

38% of Companies Cut Cash Giving in 2009, Study Finds - Philanthropy.com

38% of Companies Cut Cash Giving in 2009, Study Finds - Philanthropy.com: "38% of Companies Cut Cash Giving in 2009, Study Finds

By Caroline Preston

Business leaders say they remain committed to being good corporate citizens even during the recession, but financial pressures have forced some to cut back on philanthropy and volunteerism, according to a new study by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship and the Hitachi Foundation."

Monday, September 21, 2009

Article

Article: "Sixty-eight percent of the nonprofits surveyed for the 13th Annual Report Card on Charitable Giving say the economic downturn has caused a drop in giving. Sixty-three percent of the agencies feel the state of philanthropy is getting worse. Of the organizations providing direct services to clients, 62 percent say demand for assistance is increasing."

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

AFP > Resource Center | Fundraising news > Study Shows Americans Pulling Back From Volunteering

AFP > Resource Center | Fundraising news > Study Shows Americans Pulling Back From Volunteering: "Study Shows Americans Pulling Back From Volunteering

(Sept. 1, 2009) Americans say they have cut back on volunteer service to their communities and believe others have chosen to look out for themselves as a result of the recession."

Nonprofits' Outlook After A Year Of Living Dangerously- City Limits: News for NYC's Nonprofit, Policy and Activist World

Nonprofits' Outlook After A Year Of Living Dangerously- City Limits: News for NYC's Nonprofit, Policy and Activist World: "A survey of nearly 250 executive directors of New York City human services nonprofits, conducted in June by the Human Services Council of New York City and Baruch College’s Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management, found that 80 percent of the organizations surveyed had lost at least some private funding in the last year. That survey, to be released in full on September 9, also found that two-thirds of respondents had seen decreases in their public funding."

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Press Release: In Tough Times, Volunteering In America Remains Strong

Press Release: In Tough Times, Volunteering In America Remains Strong: "New Federal Report Ranks 50 States and 200 Cities, Shows Young Adults & “Do-It-Yourself” Volunteers Leading Compassion Boom

Washington, DC – A new report released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service finds that even during a time of prolonged economic recession, volunteering has remained steady, fueled by a compassion boom led by young adults and a wave of do-it-yourself volunteers working with their neighbors to fix problems."

Memphis Daily News - Study Shows Recession’s Impact On Nonprofit Orgs

Memphis Daily News - Study Shows Recession’s Impact On Nonprofit Orgs: "A prolonged recession that increases demands on Mid-South nonprofit organizations while their revenues falter is having a severe impact, according to a report by the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence."

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Charity Village®NewsWeek: Cover Story

Charity Village®NewsWeek: Cover Story: "Last month, the HR Council for the Voluntary & Non-Profit Sector (HR Council) released the third and final part of its ongoing study on labour force issues within the sector.

The first two reports - Report #1: A framework for understanding the sector's labour force and Report #2: Findings from Canada-wide surveys of employers and employees - were published last year and can be found on the HRVS website if one wants to start from the beginning. (Note: CharityVillage covered the second report last year.)"

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Study Ties Charity’s Board Size to Losses in Madoff Scandal - NYTimes.com

Study Ties Charity’s Board Size to Losses in Madoff Scandal - NYTimes.com: "Study Ties Madoff Loss to Charity’s Board Size




By STEPHANIE STROM
Published: June 24, 2009

A majority of more than 100 foundations that lost 30 percent to all of their assets in the Madoff scandal had four or fewer board members, according an analysis by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, a charity watchdog organization."

Learning from Madoff: NCRP

Learning from Madoff: NCRP: "Full title: Learning from Madoff: Lessons for Foundation Boards

Published: June 2009

More than 80 percent of foundations that lost between 30 to 100 percent of their assets to Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme had fewer than five trustees serving on their boards."

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Welcome To The Bethel Citizen, Bethel, Maine

Welcome To The Bethel Citizen, Bethel, Maine: "New survey assesses potential for nonprofit collaboration here
Michael Daniels
Have nonprofit organizations in the greater Bethel area evolved to the point where a greater degree of mutual collaboration could be of benefit to many them — especially when it comes to raising money?"

Monday, June 08, 2009

Professional Fundraising | Personality-led philanthropy for family business

Professional Fundraising | Personality-led philanthropy for family business: "The personality of a charity’s leader is as critical to philanthropic decision-making by family businesses as the organisation’s charitable mission, according to new research."

Asian American Giving: New philanthropy resources (06/07/09)

Asian American Giving: New philanthropy resources (06/07/09): "The philanthropy field is now so popular that new studies are coming out almost every week. Three studies were released in the past several weeks that I think are worthwhile to take a look at. First, corporate foundation giving will decline in 2009 so nonprofits that are working on their 2009 budgets now should take this reduction of revenue stream into consideration. Second, a study of giving circles and how it impacts giving and civic engagement was released. Since giving circles are social vehicles, it was not suprising that those that participate in giving circles have a higher engagement with their communities. However, more research on giving circles and how they impact communities like the Asian American community is still needed. Third, women play a prominent role in philanthropic decisions and not surprisngly - are much more open to receiving advice on their giving. As I come across more philanthropic research that affects our community in the future, I will be sure to share it with you."

Monday, June 01, 2009

Professional Fundraising | Philanthropists not cutting back

Professional Fundraising | Philanthropists not cutting back: "Major donors show no signs of winding back their giving, according to a survey released today.

Nearly nine in ten philanthropists at a recent forum said that they planned to increase their giving (42 per cent) or maintain their current levels (45 per cent) over the next year, regardless of the economic downturn."

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Hire More Fundraising Rain-Makers During Recession, New AHP Study Concludes - Examiner.com

Hire More Fundraising Rain-Makers During Recession, New AHP Study Concludes - Examiner.com: "These and other important findings come from the latest series of reports from the AHP Performance Benchmarking Service for fiscal year 2007, which takes in the early months of the current recession. The AHP's annual surveys examine the performance of organizations, such as hospital-affiliated foundations, that raise funds for nonprofit health care facilities."

San Francisco Sentinel » Blog Archives » SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA NONPROFITS STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE - SURVEY

San Francisco Sentinel » Blog Archives » SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA NONPROFITS STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE - SURVEY: "One third of Bay Area nonprofits are concerned they may cease operations within the next year, according to United Way of the Bay Area’s 2009 Nonprofit Pulse Survey. Correspondingly, 34% report they have two or fewer months of operating expenses in reserves."

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Passion and Purpose Video Page 1 of 4

Passion and Purpose Video Page 1 of 4: "In June of 2008, when the Boston Foundation published its first major report on the state of the nonprofit sector in Massachusetts, called Passion & Purpose, one of the goals was to explore ways to enhance this powerful sector’s financial viability and maximize its impact. The data in the report uncovered the strength and the vulnerabilities of the sector. With $87 billion in revenues, $207 billion in assets, and close to 450,000 workers, the Massachusetts nonprofit sector emerged as a major economic force. But the impact of the sector’s growth—combined with a lack of growth in financial support and increasing community need—had taken its toll, resulting in a weakening economic condition. By 2007, the sector had just about recovered from the recession that started in 2001 and worsened after 9/11. We had no way of knowing, of course, that the next recession was just around the corner—and that it would be the most serious economic downturn since World War II."

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Gifted at giving: An 11-year-old buoys Oregon coast food bank - OregonLive.com

Gifted at giving: An 11-year-old buoys Oregon coast food bank - OregonLive.com: "FLORENCE -- By the time Taylor Graham started school, he was already gifted at giving -- though it's doubtful anyone would have predicted by age 11, he would be the dynamo behind the biggest fundraiser the local food sharing agency has known."

Friday, May 15, 2009

Report: Foundation budgets decreasing - The Business Journal of Milwaukee:

Report: Foundation budgets decreasing - The Business Journal of Milwaukee:: "The economy has changed the state’s philanthropic landscape, a new State of Giving Report released Thursday by the Donors Forum of Wisconsin found."

Monday, May 11, 2009

Analysis of Gates Foundation grants shows reach of the world’s largest philanthropy fund

Analysis of Gates Foundation grants shows reach of the world’s largest philanthropy fund: "SEATTLE — A new study of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation illustrates its global reach with spending on health issues, but notes a need for accountability on whether the money is being spent in the most effective way."

Thursday, March 26, 2009

frogloop Home~Care2's blog for nonprofits - frogloop

frogloop Home~Care2's blog for nonprofits - frogloop: "Tis the season for benchmark studies. In that spirit, Convio released their comprehensive online marketing study today that looked at close to 600 nonprofit organizations’ online marketing results and compiled benchmarks for evaluating fundraising, email, advocacy, and marketing success online. Overall, the nonprofit online landscape looks good. Online fundraising, email list growth and website traffic continue to increase. However, in the fourth quarter nonprofits experienced a dip in average gift sizes. While donors continued to donate money, the average gift was smaller. Nonetheless, revenue still grew by 3% in the fourth quarter."

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Community Newswire

Community Newswire: "When given a range of potential areas of household expenditures that they could cut, more than a third (34%) of the public said they expected to cut back on giving to charity in the next 12 months.

But almost half (46%) of non-donors who claimed to give less because of the credit crunch, don't give money to charity anyway, or they haven't in the past three months. The figure dips to just 31% among those who have given to charity recently.

The study was carried out by research consultancy nfpSynergy's Charity Awareness Monitor, which carries out an annual survey, with a representative sample of 1,000 people aged over 16 throughout mainland Britain, asking a range of charity-related questions."

Monday, March 09, 2009

Downturn is hurting non-profits | www.azstarnet.com ®

Downturn is hurting non-profits | www.azstarnet.com ®: "Arizona non-profits have been forced to do more with less in these trying economic times, a survey conducted in February confirms.
The Arizona Alliance of Nonprofits queried organizations throughout the state and got responses from 87. Non-profits from every county participated."

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Survey: Recession stalls U.S. corporate giving - Business First of Columbus:

Survey: Recession stalls U.S. corporate giving - Business First of Columbus:: "Tough economic times for businesses are likely to make their mark on philanthropy efforts this year, according to a new survey by the Conference Board.

The survey, which polled 158 companies last month on planned changes in corporate giving programs, found that 45 percent of those surveyed already have cut 2009 giving budgets and another 16 percent are considering that move, according to the New York-based board."