Thursday, December 22, 2011
The drop takes the total from very large donations down to the levels of 2006-07 and 2007-08 and is thought to be caused by the drying-up of matched funding from the government.
In 2009-10, �299.4 million was given to universities in donations of more than �1 million, according to The Million Pound Donors Report 2011 by private banking house Coutts. This is a 48 per cent fall on the 2008-09 figure of �575.4 million.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
New Study Reveals Significant Impact of Youth Philanthropy Initiative on Jewish Identity, Leadership Development and Community Involvement
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Organizations below $3 million in expenditures experiencing greatest challenges
(Dec. 5, 2011) Sixty-five percent of charities surveyed report increased demand for their services in 2011, but just 41 percent saw increased fundraising results in the first nine months of 2011 compared to the same period a year ago, according to the Late Fall 2011 Nonprofit Fundraising Study, conducted by the Nonprofit Research Collaborative (NRC).
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Thursday, December 01, 2011
Individual donors research only a third of their charitable donations, whereas persons who advise donors and foundation grantmakers research almost every donation they make.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Poll results released by BMO Harris Private Banking show 71 per cent of those polled expect to give the same or more to charities over the next year as they did during the last 12 months.
In a study on the average gift value of donors directed to JustGiving pages via social media, Twitter prompts came out on top, with an average gift from someone coming from a Twitter link worth �30.26, compared with just �18.33 on Facebook. Facebook, however, remains the vastly more popular social network for JustGiving donors, accounting for 97 per cent of all visits directed through a social media source - in contrast Twitter facilitates a tiny 1 per cent of all visits from social media sources.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
I have written about several nonprofit fundraising reports that offer valuable insight into various areas of the current fundraising landscape. Some of my featured posts have included The 2011 donorCentrics™ Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report, The Nonprofit Research Collaborative (and Part 2), the Millennial Donors Report 2011 (and Part 2), the 3rd Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report 2011, the Nonprofit Fundraising Effectiveness Report and The Blackbaud Index on Charitable and Online Giving October 2011.
Charitable giving is estimated to be only 2 percent of average household disposable (after tax) income in the U.S. This number has remained unchanged on average for the past 40 years. A new report called “Growing Philanthropy,” based on a recent summit of nonprofit leaders, offers ways to change how nonprofits approach fundraising. AFP will present the recommendations in a three-part series.
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
October 31, 2011, 10:19 pm
By Caroline Preston
Many nonprofit workers are worried that they won’t have enough money to retire comfortably, according to initial results released today of a survey about financial security among nonprofit employees. The early findings were presented at the annual Independent Sector meeting in Chicago.
Monday, October 31, 2011
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Thursday, October 20, 2011
That is less than the estimate of $2.9-billion to $5.6-billion offered in another study released this month.
Citing a situation not many in the UK sector will share, Watt added: “Rising giving levels are what is driving the sense of optimism and, in turn, anticipated growth in staffing. Part of that optimism is the nature of our missions—NFPs work to create change and inspire the public. We tend to be optimists, but with a healthy dose of realism.”
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
-- The report is available for download at www.blackbaud.com/blackbaudindex .
Thursday, October 13, 2011
A survey carried out in schools has found that nearly a third of boys aged 14 and 15 think the charity sector is the most boring to work in.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The report titled, Something’s gotta give: The state of philanthropy in Asia, was based on various published research and in-depth interviews with academics, consultants and prominent philanthropists from China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Seventy-three charities, all with more than 50 employees, took part in the annual People Count Third Sector study, carried out by the management and HR consultancy Agenda Consulting. It analysed staff data from March 2010 to March 2011.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Almost half of respondents to a recent survey on giving were unable to name a local charity in their area.
Attitudes to Giving, a survey by the market research company ActionPoint Marketing Solutions, canvassed the views of 420 people from different age groups, income levels and ethnicities in spring this year.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Implicit in the idea of the 'big society' is the view that communities will be the first port of call in responding to social needs. But there are concerns that this will be much easier in some communities than others. Part of the role of TSRC is to assemble evidence on the distribution, resources and capacities of the third sector. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate how our quantitative work contributes to a better understanding of the sector's contribution, and provide insights into the baseline from which “Big Society” policies have commenced."
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Cancer Research UK stays top of the list, while animal welfare and armed forces charities buck the trend
The UK’s 500 largest fundraising charities suffered a �70m real-terms fall in fundraising income to about �6.06bn in 2009/10, according to research published today."
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Washington, DC—Daring to Lead 2011, a new national study of nonprofit executive directors conducted in the aftermath of the deepest economic recession in decades, reports that a significant number of executives plan to leave their jobs within the next five years, citing frustration with their organizations’ shaky finances, under-performing boards of directors, and the difficulty of maintaining healthy work-life balance in their demanding roles."
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
HARTFORD, Conn., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Connecticut Association of Nonprofits (CT Nonprofits), the largest membership organization in the state dedicated exclusively to working with nonprofits in Connecticut, in partnership with the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA), Connecticut's largest business association with 10,000 member companies, has released The Connecticut Nonprofit Compensation Study (2nd edition) which summarizes information submitted by 266 nonprofit companies on pay administration and the wages and salaries paid for 96 positions within the nonprofit sector."
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Seventy-two percent of the 537 foundation chief executives surveyed said that assessing their organization’s performance is a high priority, and 68 percent believe grant makers have made great progress in measuring their performance over the past decade."
Yet, advocacy and community organizing by 20 nonprofit organizations in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi over a five-year period has brought more than $4.7 billion in benefits to low-wage workers, low-income students and other neglected populations."
There has been an 'explosion of interest' in impact measurement among charities over the past year but they are struggling to implement it, according to a new report from the think tank New Philanthropy Capital."
Thursday, May 05, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Almost a third of the British public have no interest in helping charities through volunteering or fundraising, according to new research commissioned by the charity Parkinson's UK."
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Buying Products Tied to Charities Depresses Giving, New Study Finds - Prospecting - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas
March 31, 2011, 3:32 pm
By Raymund Flandez
Fund raisers have long worried about a possible downside to corporate-charity marketing deals—that people who buy a special brand of yogurt or computer or stuffed animal because a retailer promises to give a small percentage of the purchase price to a good cause will figure they have met their charitable obligation and not give as much in direct donations."
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Respondents would rather leave money to friends or family, according to survey conducted before Budget announcement of inheritance tax break
Nearly three-quarters of people would not leave money to charity, a survey suggests.
A poll of more than 1,000 adults, commissioned by the finance company Standard Life and carried out by ICM Research, showed that 71 per cent of respondents would not include charities in their wills."
Monday, April 04, 2011
What parents say and do when it comes to charitable giving and volunteering makes a big difference in the charitable activities of their children once those kids grow up. Parental behavior had tremendous influence – more than religion, politics, race, household income, or any other measured factors on the generosity of today’s Americans.
These findings are from Heart of the Donor, an in-depth study commissioned by Russ Reid Company of Pasadena, Calif., and conducted by Grey Matter Research & Consulting of Phoenix, Ariz."
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
As it turns out, a high unsubscribe rate correlates directly with high fundraising results. People unsubscribe because they read your message and decide your cause isn't interesting to them; people donate because they read your message and decide that it is."
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Convio’s Annual Benchmark Study Showcases Online as Fastest Growing Fundraising and Engagement Channel | Business Wire
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Nonprofit Sector Continues to Grow, Despite Recession -- BALTIMORE, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
Friday, March 04, 2011
New survey findings show that 53 percent say they are less likely to give to charities because of concerns about charity fraud, while 65 percent report an increased concern over the possibility of fraud—particularly in the wake of a natural disaster."
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
SinhaGreenspanHandy_VolunteeringandCivicParticipationamongImmigrantMembersofEthnicCongregati.pdf (application/pdf Object)
Volunteering and Civic Participation Among Immigrant Members of Ethnic Congregations: Complementary NOT Competitive by Jill Witmer Sinha of Rutgers University, and Itay Greenspan and Femida Handy of the University of Pennsylvania utilizes survey data from 496 first generation immigrants who attended 23 ethnic congregations to assess the variables influencing levels of civic participation outside the congregation.
The study addresses a central question: whether participation in an ethnic congregation, which promotes bridging social capital, is also related to contributing to participation that contributes to bridging social capital in the wider community.
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011
U.S. Nonprofits More Optimistic About Meeting Fundraising Goals in 2011, According to Sage Nonprofit Insights Survey
Quarterly Survey Looked at U.S. Nonprofits’ Views and Outlook on Fundraising, Tax Exemptions, Government Funding, and Legislation
2/15/2011 8:00:00 AM
AUSTIN, TX (Feb. 15, 2011)—Sage North America today announced the results of its recently conducted Sage Nonprofit Insights, Q1 2011, survey of U.S. nonprofit organizations. In general, organizations that fundraise are optimistic that 2011 will be a better year than 2010, with 90 percent saying they expect the amount of funds raised in 2011 to be equal to or higher than the amount raised in 2010."
Monday, January 31, 2011
By Mark Hrywna
Endowments at colleges and universities boasted improved rates of return last year but still need a few more years to get back to pre-recession levels.
The average rate of return was 11.9 percent (net for fees) last year, quite a turnaround from the negative19 percent average return in 2009, according to the second annual NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments (NCSE) which gathered data from 850 U.S. colleges, universities and affiliated foundations for the fiscal year 2010 (Jan. 1-June 30).
The study is a joint effort between the Wilton, Conn.-based Commonfund Institute and the National College and University Business Officers in Washington, D.C."
Friday, January 07, 2011
Parents Matter: New Study Shows Influence of Family on Giving Decisions - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "That is one of the findings of new study of donor attitudes and giving behavior released this week by Russ Reid, a Pasadena, Calif., company that provides direct-marketing services to nonprofits. The study was released here at the Direct Marketing Association New York Nonprofit Conference."