Thursday, January 19, 2012

Does Charity Advocacy Pay Off? - Government & Politics Watch - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: A study released today from a foundation watchdog group says that advocacy efforts by charities can pay off, to the tune of billions of dollars to communities.

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy study examined 110 charities in 13 states and found that work such as pushing for more aid to schools and housing for the poor resulted in $26.6-billion in benefits to communities over five years. Money for the campaigns came from foundations and other donors.
Fundraising Returns to Pre-Recession Levels - CHARLESTON, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--January 19, 2012--

Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB) today announced that fundraising has returned to pre-recession levels. Through the first 11 months of 2011, overall giving is up 3.4% over 2010, and is now officially above the level of giving last seen in 2007.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

PNC Wealth Management Study: 59% Of Millionaires Feel Obligation To Give Back: Fifty-nine percent of millionaires agree they feel they have an obligation to give back to their community, according to a survey released Jan. 17 by PNC Wealth Management . The percentage remains the same as it was in 2008.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

12 Ways to Embrace the 21st Century Nonprofit Workforce: The latest studies include one from Opportunity Knocks, which was done some months ago, and another more recent one from the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The report from OK is Engaging the Nonprofit Workforce: Mission, Management and Emotion (free registration required). The Chronicle writes about its survey in Charity Workers Report Feeling Extreme Pressure (subscription required).