Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Fundraisers Who Use Academic Research Do Better, Study Finds - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Fundraisers Who Use Academic Research Do Better, Study Finds - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "About half the nation’s nonprofits consult scientific studies on how best to approach donors, and those groups that do so are more likely to raise more money, a new report says.

Nearly 1,200 groups from the United States and Canada responded to the survey, which was designed to learn how groups use scientific findings and whether those that do had better results this year than last."



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City A.M.'s World Charity Index 2014 - who's made the list of top givers? | City A.M.

City A.M.'s World Charity Index 2014 - who's made the list of top givers? | City A.M.: "Introducing City A.M's unique ranking of charitable giving from the private sector.
Welcome to this fourth edition of the City A.M. World Charity Index. Its ranking is becoming more and more prestigious, with the increased profile of the index making it worthy of a dedicated special supplement. This upgraded status makes us, researchers at the Center for Philanthropic Studies at VU University Amsterdam, very grateful for a number of reasons. "



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Friday, December 19, 2014

The 2014 Global Infrastructure for Giving report 12/17 by CAFAmerica Radio Network | Business Podcasts

The 2014 Global Infrastructure for Giving report 12/17 by CAFAmerica Radio Network | Business Podcasts: "Join us as we talk with Andrew Watt, FInstF, President and CEO, Association of Fundraising Professionals about the role that the Association of Fundraising Professionals plays in philanthropy in the US as well as key insights from the 2014 Global Infrastructure for Giving report."



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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Maryville Students Research Charitable Giving Among Millennials

Maryville Students Research Charitable Giving Among Millennials: "The United Way of Greater St. Louis realized that although they have many donors to their cause, they do not have many young donors. The term Millennial was coined to describe the generation born between the years of 1982-2000. There are currently 80 million Millennials populating the United States. This is the largest population of any generation, beating the Baby Boomers by 4 million.
The United Way of Greater St. Louis realized that they were struggling to get Millennials involved with their organization and their cause, so they reached out to Maryville University for help."



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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Buzzwords to Watch in 2015 - Opinion - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

2015 Prognostications begin

Buzzwords to Watch in 2015 - Opinion - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "What will catch the ear of nonprofit and foundation leaders in 2015?

Drawing from a year in which privacy, design thinking, and digital data dominated the headlines, here’s my annual list of buzzwords to watch:"



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Monday, December 08, 2014

Can Nonprofit Boards Afford to Underinvest in Management Leadership Development? | Eugene Fram

Can Nonprofit Boards Afford to Underinvest in Management Leadership Development? | Eugene Fram: "McKinsey & Company has just issued the results of a substantial study: To better understand the state of (nonprofit) leadership in the US social sector... The findings suggest that chronic underinvestment in (management) leadership development...(may risk) the sector's capabilities to fulfill emerging missions effectively and to adapt to fast-changing demands.
(http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/social_sector/what_social_sector_leaders_need_to_succeed)http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/social_sector/what_social_sector_leaders_need_to_succeed
Results from the study show that nonprofit managers need to improve their own and their peers' strengths in "(1) ability to innovate, (2) ability to surround selves with talented teams, (3) collaboration, (4) ability to manage outcomes." For themselves, they want ability to participate in cross-sector networks, time to experiment or take a sabbatical."



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Nonprofits find their way with social media - Shelby News: Local News

Nonprofits find their way with social media - Shelby News: Local News: "ust how effectively are nonprofits using social media?
Bloomerang, an Indianapolis company that works with nonprofits to help them improve donor retention, surveyed over 9,000 small to medium-sized nonprofits in the U.S. and Canada earlier this year and found that the vast majority use Facebook as their primary focus."



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Thursday, December 04, 2014

Nonprofit Impact Investing Assets Up 77% in 2014, Report Says - Government - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Nonprofit Impact Investing Assets Up 77% in 2014, Report Says - Government - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "Nonprofit organizations saw the assets they manage that are committed to social-impact investments increase 77 percent in 2014 compared with their 2012 level, according to a new report.

Foundations, pensions, educational endowments, and religious groups managed $4.04-trillion in such investments at the beginning of this year, according to a study released Wednesday.

Over all, assets managed with "su"



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Monday, December 01, 2014

The Blackbaud Index: Overall Charitable Giving to Nonprofits Increase 0.2% | Blackbaud News

The Blackbaud Index: Overall Charitable Giving to Nonprofits Increase 0.2% | Blackbaud News: "The Blackbaud Index: Overall Charitable Giving to Nonprofits Increase 0.2%

Posted on December 1, 2014 by Nicole McGougan
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The Blackbaud Index today reported that overall charitable giving to nonprofits increased 0.2% and online giving increased 10.6% for the three months ending October 2014 as compared to the same period in 2013.
As reported in the Charitable Giving Report, overall charitable giving grew 4.9% and online giving grew 13.5% for the full year 2013 compared to the full year 2012. Visit the interactive infographic to view highlights from the report."



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Friday, November 21, 2014

Is Grantmaking Getting Smarter?: An Update - PhilanTopic | PND | Foundation Center

Is Grantmaking Getting Smarter?: An Update - PhilanTopic | PND | Foundation Center: "Over the past fifteen years, research by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations has demonstrated that certain grantmaking practices support nonprofits' capacity to achieve results. To track how these practices are changing, GEO conducts a national survey of staffed grantmaking organizations every three years. As we prepared to release the results of our most recent survey, I wondered: How would experts in nonprofit management interpret the results? To find out, I asked CompassPoint CEO Jeanne Bell, co-author of the reports Daring to Lead and Underdeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising, and Don Crocker, executive director and CEO of the Support Center, which advises nonprofits and foundations in the areas of leadership and executive transitions, board performance, and nonprofit/foundation effectiveness, to share their thoughts on our key findings as well as how funders can best support nonprofits to achieve more impact."



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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

United States Ranks 9th in the World in Giving to Charity - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

United States Ranks 9th in the World in Giving to Charity - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "The United States climbed into the top 10 on an annual ranking of the countries with the most charitable people but still lags behind smaller and poorer nations like Myanmar, Malta, and Thailand.

The World Giving Index 2014 report released today puts the United States ninth for giving to charity, up from 13th place on the 2013 index."



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New Research: “The New Regulatory Regime for Social Enterprise in Canada: Potential Impacts on Nonprofit Growth and Sustainability” - AFP Foundations for Philanthropy - AFP

New Research: “The New Regulatory Regime for Social Enterprise in Canada: Potential Impacts on Nonprofit Growth and Sustainability” - AFP Foundations for Philanthropy - AFP

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada is proud to share the
research conducted by Dr. Pauline O’Connor with the Centre for Voluntary
Sector Studies at Ryerson University.  She was the first recipient
under the Foundation’s Research Committee award.  The research titled,
“The New Regulatory Regime for Social Enterprise in Canada: Potential
Impacts on Nonprofit Growth and Sustainability” is provided in both its full form as well as an executive summary.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Daily Exchange - Posting

Daily Exchange - Posting: "TORONTO - With National Philanthropy Day fast approaching, BMO Harris Private Banking today released a research report in partnership with GIV3 Foundation, Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP) and Philanthropic Foundations Canada (PFC), which examines the charitable giving behaviour, motivations and hesitations of high-net worth Canadians (those with investible assets of at least $1 million)."



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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Good Works Co. - 2014 State of the Canadian Web Nation Benchmark Report

Good Works Co. - 2014 State of the Canadian Web Nation Benchmark Report: "About 90% of your major donors are visiting your website before making their first gift. But almost 1/2 of you don’t have a web strategy in place.

Are you okay with this?"



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Coutts Million Dollar Donors Report 2014 press release

Coutts Million Dollar Donors Report 2014 press release: "Large scale philanthropic giving increases by 33% revels Coutts second international million dollar donars report

Report captures almost 2,000 $1m+ donations across seven regions (totaling $26.3bn)
Higher education continues to dominate as main recipient (34% of the total value)"



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Friday, November 07, 2014

Educational Endowments’ Investment Returns Averaged 15.8 Percent FY2014 : Page 1 of 2 : FundRaising Success

Educational Endowments’ Investment Returns Averaged 15.8 Percent FY2014 : Page 1 of 2 : FundRaising Success: "(Press release, Nov. 3, 2014) — Preliminary data gathered from 426 U.S. colleges and universities for the 2014 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments® (NCSE) indicate that these institutions' endowments returned an average of 15.8 percent (net of fees) for the 2014 fiscal year (July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014). The early return data build on the 11.7 percent average return reported by study participants for FY2013."



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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Nonprofits Worth $887.3 Billion To U.S. Economy - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

Nonprofits Worth $887.3 Billion To U.S. Economy - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times: "The tax-exempt sector in the United States represented 5.4 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) during 2012, contributing $887.3 billion to the economy. And of those tax-exempt entities, 501(c)(3) public charities accounted for slightly more than three-quarters of the sector’s revenue ($1.65 trillion) and expenses ($1.56 trillion) and more than three-fifths of nonprofit assets ($2.99 trillion) during 2012.

Comprised of approximately 1.44 million nonprofits registered with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in 2012, the sector has grown approximately 8.6 percent since 2002.

Those are among the statistics in the biannual Nonprofit Sector in Brief report by the Urban Institute’s Center On Nonprofits and Philanthropy. It’s a compilation of statistics from various sources throughout the sector.

According to the authors, total private gi"



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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

New Study: Americans Misinformed Before Donating to Charities : Page 1 of 1 : FundRaising Success

New Study: Americans Misinformed Before Donating to Charities : Page 1 of 1 : FundRaising Success: "Press release, Oct. 28, 2014) — New data on how Americans donate to charities pinpoints a lack of donor understanding and the need for simple tools to help donors give wisely. The study reveals that Americans consider finances to be the most important indicator of trust, which is a misguided review of a nonprofit organization according to the BBB Wise Giving Alliance."



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Monday, October 27, 2014

Women are more philanthropic than men

Women are more philanthropic than men: "In recent years, studies have dispelled myths about women and charitable giving. Debra Mesch, the director of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis, says misconceptions—like that women don’t give big donations and that women have to ask a man, such as their husbands, before they can give money—still abound. But WPI has found that in almost every income bracket, women give more than men."



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Friday, October 24, 2014

Volunteers no longer happy to 'do what they are told', says report

Volunteers no longer happy to 'do what they are told', says report: "Volunteers now expect more from their experience and charities must do more to recruit and retain them, according to a report published today by nfpSynergy.
Volunteers are no longer happy to ‘do what they are told’ and most take on volunteer placements to develop new and existing skills, the New Alchemy report says. "



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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Just 1 in 5 Wealthy People Think Their Gifts Make a Difference, Study Finds - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Just 1 in 5 Wealthy People Think Their Gifts Make a Difference, Study Finds - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "Most wealthy people give, but few of them are satisfied with what their philanthropy accomplishes, says a new report.

The report from UBS Wealth Management Americas, found 9 in 10 affluent people, say they donate to charity, yet only 20 percent consider their giving to be effective."



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Monday, October 20, 2014

Voluntary sector sees “revolving door” of staff, says report

Voluntary sector sees “revolving door” of staff, says report: "The voluntary sector is experiencing a “revolving door” of staff with employee turnover levels at a post-recession high of 22 per cent, according to a People Count Third Sector Report released today by Agenda Consulting.

The survey involving 71 UK third sector organisations, found that staff departures were are up from 18 per cent at the height of the recession in 2011."



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Shaking Up the Ranks of America’s Big Charities - Philanthropy 400 - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Shaking Up the Ranks of America’s Big Charities - Philanthropy 400 - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "Shaking Up the Ranks of America’s Big Charities
By Holly Hall
Giving to the nation’s biggest and most popular charities grew by nearly 11 percent last year, fueled largely by affluent donors, who are reordering the top ranks of America’s nonprofits, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual rankings of the 400 charities that collect the most from private sources."



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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

REPORT: New Data Shows Canada’s Largest Foundations Give over $1 Billion Annually to Canadian Charities - Press - AFP

REPORT: New Data Shows Canada’s Largest Foundations Give over $1 Billion Annually to Canadian Charities - Press - AFP: "REPORT: New Data Shows Canada’s Largest Foundations Give over $1 Billion Annually to Canadian Charities
Philanthropic Foundations Canada and Imagine Canada recently released a first-ever report about the assets and giving trends of Canada’s largest grantmaking foundations. This report demonstrates the growing contribution made by grantmaking foundations across the country.

Using data from Imagine Canada’s Grant Connect Database, Assets and Giving Trends of Canada’s Grantmaking Foundations provides a portrait of the largest 150 grantmaking foundations and the ten largest community foundations in Canada. The detailed report looks at data for assets and gifts over the period from 2002 to 2012, with a particular focus on grants made between 2009 and 2011."



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The Wrong Numbers In Telephone Fundraising - 101fundraising

The Wrong Numbers In Telephone Fundraising - 101fundraising: "A recent study in Ireland found that only 2% of charities used the phone to fundraise. Compare that to 3.6% of charities using ‘international treks’. Some people would rather climb Kilimanjaro than pick up the phone. And haven’t we all be in the position of sending way too many e-mails back and forth rather than a quick call, simply because we couldn’t face talking to someone?"



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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Charitable ‘fatigue’ seen on the rise « Philanthropy North Carolina

Charitable ‘fatigue’ seen on the rise « Philanthropy North Carolina: "Americans are losing interest in volunteering and charitable giving, a survey by YMCA of the USA says.

From 2010 to 2014, the share of people who planned to volunteer time or expertise to a worthy cause or organization fell to 41 percent from 57 percent, the YMCA says."



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Thursday, October 02, 2014

Half of charities do not claim gift aid, 2014 SONI report suggests

Half of charities do not claim gift aid, 2014 SONI report suggests: "The proportion of UK charities reporting no income from gift aid increased eight percentage points to 50 per cent this year, according to the 2014 State of the Not-for-Profit Industry report.
But while fewer charities were receiving gift aid, the amounts being claimed increased as gift aid accounted for 6 per cent of total income for UK respondents to the survey, which was up from 4 per cent from 2013.

The report, produced annually by the fundr"



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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A Nonprofit Call to Action: On the Occasion of GuideStar’s 2014 Compensation Study - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

A Nonprofit Call to Action: On the Occasion of GuideStar’s 2014 Compensation Study - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly: "Another year, another compensation report on the top salaries of people working in nonprofits. GuideStar does an enormous service, of course, in compiling all the statistics for this every year. The data will show where your salaries stand relative to similar organizations of similar size in similar geographies, and such data should definitely be available to nonprofits. It is a starting point. But something is missing—no fault of the report’s authors, but reflective of nonprofits as a sector and the issues we choose to address. 

As in compensation studies of years past, the authors have in their executive summary documented



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Thursday, September 04, 2014

Volunteers give time worth £34bn a year

Volunteers give time worth £34bn a year

Volunteering is worth £34bn a year in support of public services in the UK, new research by the innovation charity Nesta estimates.

The
report, People Helping People, calls for the public sector to create
more opportunities for people to support each other through social
action, which is defined as regular informal and formal volunteering,
and community action.


The New Donor Engagement Reality: A Shifting Definition in the Era of the Online Experience

The New Donor Engagement Reality: A Shifting Definition in the Era of the Online Experience

That's a real quote from a community foundation. And that's a sneak
preview of one of the most powerful findings in the 2014 Donor
Experience Study. This comment, of course, relates to the shifting
definition of donor engagement that is present among community
foundations in this new era of leveraging technology to build meaningful
relationships.

This statistic from the 2014 Donor Experience Study might surprise you:

The Blackbaud Index: Charitable Giving to Nonprofits Increased 3.1% | Blackbaud News

The Blackbaud Index: Charitable Giving to Nonprofits Increased 3.1% | Blackbaud News

The Blackbaud Index today reported that overall charitable giving to nonprofits increased 3.1% and online giving increased 8.0% for the three months ending July 2014 as compared to the same period in 2013.
As reported in the recently released Charitable Giving Report,
overall charitable giving grew 4.9% and online giving grew 13.5% for
the full year 2013 compared to the full year 2012. Visit the interactive infographic to view highlights from the report.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Fundraisers should engage more with older people online, new research shows

Fundraisers should engage more with older people online, new research shows: Charities could be missing out on donations by not engaging with older people through online and mobile channels, according to new research.

A report, Time for UK Fundraising to Look Up, published today by the agencies Xtraordinary Fundraising and Forster Communication and fundraising software company Blackbaud, looks at the giving habits of ‘baby boomers’, those born between 1946 and 1964, and ‘civics’, born before 1945.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

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

Interesting Resource



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.

Monday, July 07, 2014

7520 Rate for July Stable at 2.2% | Planned Giving Design Center

7520 Rate for July Stable at 2.2% | Planned Giving Design Center: For purposes of determining the present value of an annuity, an interest for life or a term of years, or a remainder or a reversionary interest, the applicable federal rate under section 7520 for July 2014 is 2.2%; Stable with last month's rate.

Opinion: Specific Sense of Connection Motivates Bigger Giving – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Opinion: Specific Sense of Connection Motivates Bigger Giving – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Research on behavioral economics indicates that people who feel a sense of agency and belonging when approached about giving donate in greater amounts, suggesting new ways for cause-driven groups to marshal support, a Yale

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Donor advised fund donors seen as involved, strategic, loyal � Philanthropy North Carolina

Donor advised fund donors seen as involved, strategic, loyal � Philanthropy North Carolina: Over half the donors at Vanguard Charitable use a donor advised fund for most of their giving, nearly three in four are involved with the charities they support, and nearly all recommend grants to the same charity more than once, a new report says.

And over three in five are strategic about their philanthropy when giving with a donor advised fund, says “An Inside Look: 15,330 donors who are giving to charity with a donor-advised fund.”

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Queenslanders backsliding on giving to those in greater need | The Courier-Mail

Queenslanders backsliding on giving to those in greater need | The Courier-Mail: Figures compiled by QUT’s Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (ACPNS) show Australians gave $2.24 billion in tax-deductible gifts 2011-12 – $30 million more than previous years.



Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Survey: U.S. Millionaires Lag in Seeing Charity as Important – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Survey: U.S. Millionaires Lag in Seeing Charity as Important – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: A global poll of high-net-worth individuals found that wealthy Americans consider it less important than do their peers in many countries to use their time and resources to make a positive impact in the world, writes The New Republic.

Volunteerism up at United Way, down in U.S. � Philanthropy North Carolina

Volunteerism up at United Way, down in U.S. � Philanthropy North Carolina: The rate of volunteerism has grown at local United Ways in the U.S. but dropped in the U.S. overall, a new report from United Way Worldwide says.

Most volunteers are not volunteering for work likely to make the most impact in addressing priority community needs, says Volunteering: The Force Multiplier for Community Change.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Fundraising gets a welcome lift | Crain's New York Business

Fundraising gets a welcome lift | Crain's New York Business: A study of 122 nonprofit executives surveyed by Crain's and the Association of Fundraising Professionals-New York found that 57% of fundraisers believed their employers would bring in more money in 2014, but that only 44% think the overall landscape is improving. A majority seem to believe there is a greater need for the services they provide, with 66% reporting they are expanding programming.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Irish arts fundraising initiative reports income figures | UK Fundraising

Irish arts fundraising initiative reports income figures | UK Fundraising: Preliminary figures from the first 12 months of the Arts Council’s 3-year ‘RAISE’ fundraising pilot show a year-on-year growth of 27 percent amongst the 11 participating arts organisations.

Figures provided by the consultancy agency leading the RAISE programme, 2into3, show that €1.98 million was raised from voluntary income and sponsorship in the organisatio

Friday, June 13, 2014

Vanguard Charitable releases comprehensive report on philanthropic giving through donor-advised funds - Yahoo Finance UK

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Vanguard Charitable releases comprehensive report on philanthropic giving through donor-advised funds - Yahoo Finance UK: Vanguard Charitable, one of the largest charities in the United States and a leading donor-advised fund (DAF), today released an analysis of its donors’ charitable impact based on ten years of granting data and surveys of donors and nonprofit organizations.

In An inside look: 15,330 donors who are giving to charity with a donor-advised fund, Vanguard Charitable examines granting trends of its donors across gender, generation, and geography.

Monday, June 09, 2014

National Secular Society - BBC poll shows that religious people give more to charity than non-religious. Maybe...

National Secular Society - BBC poll shows that religious people give more to charity than non-religious. Maybe...: Here we go again – the BBC has commissioned a survey that apparently shows that religious people are more likely to give to charity than non-religious people.

If you look at the results, you see that the difference in charitable giving between believers and non-believers is not that big. The headline results state:

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Overall Charitable Giving to Nonprofits Increased in April | Blackbaud News

Overall Charitable Giving to Nonprofits Increased in April | Blackbaud News: – Providing the most up-to-date information on charitable giving, Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB) today updated The Blackbaud Index with charitable giving trends through April 2014 as well as announced the launch of a new higher education specialty index that tracks fundraising revenue for colleges and universities.

Based on data from 4,138 organizations that raised more than $13 billion in the prior 12 months, The Blackbaud Index reported that overall charitable giving grew 1.3 percent for the three months ending April 2014, as compared to the same period in 2013.

Among 3,281 charities that raised $1.8 billion online in the prior 12 months, online giving grew 7.9 percent in the same three-month period, as compared to the same period in 2013.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Dampened By Recession, Transfer Of Wealth Still On Track | The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

Dampened By Recession, Transfer Of Wealth Still On Track | The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times: Charities could potentially see $5 trillion to $8 trillion over the next 20 years and $18 trillion to $72 trillion in the next 55 years during a historic generational transfer of wealth in the United States, according to a new report.

GrantStation.com - State of Grantseeking

GrantStation.com - State of Grantseeking: The State of Grantseeking™ Survey and Report

As a part of the grantseeking community, you know how important it is to stay on top of trends. The State of Grantseeking reports spotlight recent developments in funding so that organizations can be more strategic in their grantseeking. These free survey results, which reflect the grantseeking experiences of over 1,200 respondents, can serve as benchmarks for organizations to compare their grantseeking efforts with those of other, comparable organizations. We’re pleased to be able to share this information with you, to assist you in your good work.

The State of Grantseeking™ Spring 2014 Report

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The most charitable states in America | Deseret News

The most charitable states in America | Deseret News: A recent Gallup poll has ranked each U.S. state by its charitable giving, listing Utah, Minnesota, and Hawaii as the most generous states.

A minimum of 600 citizens per state were asked whether they had personally donated money to charity, spent time volunteering with an organization, or both over the past month. All 50 states were polled between June and December of 2013.

Ordinary Aristocrats: Philanthropists as Ethical Leaders? | Pro Bono Australia

Ordinary Aristocrats: Philanthropists as Ethical Leaders? | Pro Bono Australia: New research into the way Australian philanthropists are portrayed as ethical leaders in the national media has found that the portrayal reinforces social and economic inequality.

Monday, May 19, 2014

More fundraisers see higher pay; average salaries drop � Philanthropy North Carolina

More fundraisers see higher pay; average salaries drop � Philanthropy North Carolina: More fundraising professionals in the U.S. and Canada got a boost in their average income in 2013, compared to 2012, but average salaries fell nearly eight percent, a new survey says.

And a longstanding and large gap persisted between pay for men and women in fundraising jobs, while the average turnover rate among fundraisers grew slightly, says the 2014 Compensation and Benefits Study from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Online Fundraising Goes Mainstream - Online Fundraising - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Online Fundraising Goes Mainstream - Online Fundraising - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: Online giving is still growing, but triple-digit annual increases are a thing of the past.

Internet fundraising grew by roughly 13 percent last year, according to a survey of 100 of the largest nonprofits conducted by The Chronicle.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Corporate gift aid would be worth more than �230m to charities

Corporate gift aid would be worth more than �230m to charities: Gift aid on corporate donations would be worth more than �230m a year to charities, a new report by the research consultancy nfpSynergy shows.

The sum is based on figures from the NCVO’s Civil Society Almanac 2014 showing that �933m was given in corporate donations and gifts in kind in 2011/12. If charities had been able to claim gift aid on this, it would have been worth an extra �233m to the sector, making corporate donations worth a total of �1.7bn.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

University fundraising workforce needs to 'at least double' by 2022

University fundraising workforce needs to 'at least double' by 2022: The number of fundraisers working for UK universities and colleges will need to “at least double” if the sector’s ambition to raise �2bn a year by 2022 is to be achieved, according to research by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

HEFCE said its report, An emerging profession: the higher education philanthropy workforce, is the first to take a detailed look at the fundraising workforce in universities and colleges.

Friday, May 02, 2014

Job Opportunities Abound Overseas for Fundraisers - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Job Opportunities Abound Overseas for Fundraisers - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: Job Opportunities Abound Overseas for Fundraisers

By Holly Hall

If you’re an experienced fundraiser who wants to live abroad, plentiful job opportunities await in places like Britain and Australia, especially in higher education, according to a new report.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Need for Global Philanthropy Extremely Urgent - Report | Pro Bono Australia

Need for Global Philanthropy Extremely Urgent - Report | Pro Bono Australia: Many global high net worth individuals describe the worldwide need for more philanthropic giving as ‘urgent’, according to the Individual Philanthropy Index from BNP Paribas Wealth Management.

More than 400 High Net Worth Individuals, with assets above $US5 million, replied to a survey conducted by Forbes Insight. The answers were analysed using three main criteria: giving, innovat

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Spring 2014 State of Grantseeking Report | Common Good Vermont Blog

Spring 2014 State of Grantseeking Report | Common Good Vermont Blog: his report includes the comparatives by organizational budget, service area, and mission focus, as well as new questions on performance indicator usage and administrative and overhead costs. Individual focus sheets on the nine missions with the greatest response rate and three budget ranges are in progress, and will be posted on the State of Grantseeking ™ webpage.

Friday, April 11, 2014

New Report: Charity and Philanthropy in Russia, China, India and Brazil | Philanthropy In Focus

New Report: Charity and Philanthropy in Russia, China, India and Brazil | Philanthropy In Focus: One of the most significant international developments since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 has been the growing economic power of the so-called BRICs — Brazil, Russia, India, and China. Dismissed in the 1970s by many as economic basket cases, the four countries, which account for over a quarter of the globe’s land mass and more than 40 percent of its population, have, in the quarter-century since that momentous event, opened their economies to the world and emerged as dominant global suppliers of manufactured goods and services (China and India), and raw materials (Brazil and Russia).

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Charity News: CHARITY SURVEY: Optimism & transparency - UK charities embracing greater transparency in response to increased media scrutiny...

Charity News: CHARITY SURVEY: Optimism & transparency - UK charities embracing greater transparency in response to increased media scrutiny...: The report released today by PwC, Charity Finance Group (CFG) and the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) reveals 9 out of 10 charity sector respondents felt that the charity sector had been subject to more scrutiny and media interest.

As a result, 49 per cent of charities said that they had taken steps to enhance levels of transparency and disclosure of financial information during the last year...

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Number of Scottish CIOs doubles in just over a year

Number of Scottish CIOs doubles in just over a year: he number of charitable incorporated organisations in Scotland has doubled in just over a year, according to figures released last week by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.

SCIOs now make up a third of all charity applications in Scotland, and more applications are made to become SCIOs than any other legal form, the OSCR said. Its figures show that more than one in 24 Scottish charities is now an SCIO.

Nonprofit Finance Fund | Where Money Meets Mission

Nonprofit Finance Fund | Where Money Meets Mission: NFF’s Annual Survey chronicles the challenges facing the nonprofit sector and calls out some of the targeted investments we can start to agree on as a society to salvage the investment we have collectively made in our social infrastructure. We believe that a coordinated intervention now will not only better prepare us for inevitable future economic crises; it can lead to a happier, healthier community for us all.
Key Findings
The economic recovery is leaving behind many nonprofits and communities in need:

80% of respondents reported an increase in demand for services, the 6th straight year of increased demand.
56% were unable to meet demand in 2013—the highest reported in the survey’s history.
Only 11% expect 2014 to be easier than 2013 for the people they serve.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Nonprofit Finance Fund Survey Points to Tough Road Ahead - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

Nonprofit Finance Fund Survey Points to Tough Road Ahead - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly: What the Nonprofit Finance Fund found in its 2014 annual survey of the financial state of nonprofits suggests that nonprofits are experiencing increased need for the sixth straight year and that need is expected to persist. Additionally, a record number of nonprofits are unable to meet that need.

Here are the topline results for the survey of more than 5,000 organizations. We will take a deeper look tomorrow.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Voluntary sector income down 1.8 per cent, finds research

Voluntary sector income down 1.8 per cent, finds research: The voluntary sector’s income fell by �700m in real terms to �39.2bn in the year to March 2012, according to data published today in the UK Civil Society Almanac, published by NCVO and the Third Sector Research Centre.

Total sector income fell by around 1.8 per cent.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Survey On Australian Giving Trends | Pro Bono Australia

Survey On Australian Giving Trends | Pro Bono Australia: A new survey is hoping to provide important insights into the latest trends in philanthropy in Australia.

Chenoweth Philanthropy, an independent philanthropic consulting firm, is undertaking research on giving trends to better understand how philanthropists in Australia are responding to donor trends and to what degree they are incorporating them into their own giving.

“Much is written about global trends in philanthropy, including strategic giving, scalability of programs, collaborative giving, impact investing and evaluation. There is increasing interest and effort around the question of what philanthropists are achieving, and how they might do it better,” Director Susan Chenoweth said.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Continuing rebound in fundraising reported � Philanthropy North Carolina

Continuing rebound in fundraising reported � Philanthropy North Carolina: After two flat years followed by growth in 2012, a slightly bigger share of charities in the U.S. and Canada posted fundraising gains in 2013, a new survey says.

Sixty-two percent of over 500 nonprofits responding to an online survey early in 2014 by the Nonprofit Research Collaborative saw an increase in fundraising receipts in 2013.

That was the biggest share since 2007, the year before the economy crashed, and was u

Friday, March 28, 2014

Nonprofits To Add Staff, Don’t Budget For Recruitment | The NonProfit Times

Nonprofits To Add Staff, Don’t Budget For Recruitment | The NonProfit Times: More nonprofits plan to hire new staff in 2014 than use current staff, according to a new survey released today.

Washington, D.C.-based Nonprofit HR, a human resources firm that works exclusively with nonprofit organizations, released the 2014 Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey, which includes responses from more than 400 nonprofits nationwide.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Foundation Assets Reach Highest Level Since Downturn - Foundation Survey - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Foundation Assets Reach Highest Level Since Downturn - Foundation Survey - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: A strong stock market helped boost the assets last year of the Gates, Hewlett, and other big foundations to their highest levels since the Great Recession gutted endowments six years ago, according to a new Chronicle survey.

Yet grant makers still aren’t as well off as they were before the downturn, and that continues to put a damper on their giving. What it’s not doing, though: crimping ambitious new grant-making efforts to deal with vexing problems.

UK Giving to cease publication | Third Sector

UK Giving to cease publication | Third Sector: he research report published by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the Charities Aid Foundation ran from 2004 to 2012

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the Charities Aid Foundation will no longer publish their joint donor research report UK Giving.

The survey ran from 2004 to 2012, with the last report showing that donations to charity fell by �2.3bn in real terms to �9.3bn during 2011/12.

Monday, March 24, 2014

IRS Projects Sector’s Worth At $2.939 Trillion | The NonProfit Times

IRS Projects Sector’s Worth At $2.939 Trillion | The NonProfit Times: The nonprofit sector collectively had nearly $3 trillion in assets during 2010, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Statistics of Income Winter Bulletin. Total assets came in at $2.939 trillion. That’s about 9 percent more than 2009, when total assets added up to $2.673 trillion.

Six In 10 Charities Raise More Funds in 2013 Than in 2012; Rising Giving Seen Across Many Different Sources - Press Release - Digital Journal

Six In 10 Charities Raise More Funds in 2013 Than in 2012; Rising Giving Seen Across Many Different Sources - Press Release - Digital Journal: Sixty-two percent of charities raised more funds in 2013 than they did in 2012, according to the Nonprofit Research Collaborative's Year-End 2013 Fundraising Survey, released today at the Association of Fundraising Professionals' 51st International Conference on Fundraising.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Hospital CEO Turnover at Historic Highs - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

Hospital CEO Turnover at Historic Highs - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly: he American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) published its findings that annual CEO turnover has hit an all-time high of 20 percent. Since about 80 percent of US hospitals are either nonprofit or owned by state or local governments, this is big news for some of the charitable sector's largest institutions.

Charities can't just expect the public's trust; they must earn it | Voluntary Sector Network | Guardian Professional

Charities can't just expect the public's trust; they must earn it | Voluntary Sector Network | Guardian Professional: NPC (New Philanthropy Capital) published a report last week entitled Mind the Gap: What the public thinks about charities. It revealed that a third of the public say their views towards charities have become more positive over the past three years, compared with a quarter who are now more negative.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

NCVO and CAF go separate ways on giving research

NCVO and CAF go separate ways on giving research: NCVO and the Charities Aid Foundation have ditched their annual co-produced philanthropy report, UK Giving, after the 2012 report prompted much criticism within the charity sector.

The two organisations today announced that they will be building on their individual research strengths and develop “complementary programmes of research”, but have no plans to produce any more co-authored reports.

Colleges’ characteristics linked to big gifts � Philanthropy North Carolina

Colleges’ characteristics linked to big gifts � Philanthropy North Carolina: Leaders’ tenure, board giving, national ranking are associated with the number and value of million-dollar gifts to colleges and universities, a new study says.

Other key factors include a school’s age, its investment in employees, endowment size, enrollment, alumni giving, and the type and location of the institution, says the study the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University and Johnson Grossnickle and Associates, a consulting firm to nonprofits.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Nonprofit mergers flat, face hurdles � Philanthropy North Carolina

Nonprofit mergers flat, face hurdles � Philanthropy North Carolina: Funder support

Funders are improving their support for mergers, it says, and more nonprofit executive teams considering mergers “as a regular step in strategic planning.”

The study compared legal merger filings in Arizona, Florida, Massachusetts and North Carolina from 1996 to 2006 to those from 2007 to 2012.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

BNP Paribas Wealth Management - BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy Index

BNP Paribas Wealth Management - BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy Index: How committed to individual giving are the wealthy from Europe, the United States, Asia and the Middle East? What are their common characteristics? Which causes are the most popular? In its second year, the “2014 BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy Index” measures the commitment of individual philanthropists. This year’s report focused more specifically on the importance of timing from their point of view and where they are on their philanthropic journey.

Volunteerism is at lowest level since 2002 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Volunteerism is at lowest level since 2002 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Just over a quarter of adults in the U.S., 26.2 million people, volunteered for an organization in 2013, a percentage that has fallen for the last two years and reflects the lowest level of volunteerism since the government started keeping track in 2002.

The data were released Tuesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and collected at the behest of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency. The information reflects volunteerism between September 2012 and September 2013.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Not everything that matters can be measured

Not everything that matters can be measured: I frequently hear nowadays that our sector doesn’t actually know if we’re doing any good.

This makes me really cross. There’s something ridiculously patronising about the notion that day after day a bunch of charity sector workers and volunteers turn up to work with no idea at all if what they’re doing is helping!

Legacy donations could rise by half if prompted by solicitor

Legacy donations could rise by half if prompted by solicitor: esearch has shown that a fifth of adults are more likely to remember a charity in their will if they are prompted by a solicitor, more than 50 per cent more than the proportion who would leave a legacy unprompted.

A report by financial services organisation Foresters reported that 12 per cent of UK adults say they intend currently to leave a legacy to charity, but this figure could be increased to 19 per cent if more emphasis is put on the practice.

Student volunteering worth �175m a year, report says

Student volunteering worth �175m a year, report says: Student volunteering is worth �175m a year, according to a report published today by the National Union of Students.

The report, The Student Volunteering Landscape, says that 725,000 students, or 31 per cent of the student population, currently volunteer, and contributed an average of 44 hours a year.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Gifts to Colleges Rose Nearly 10% Last Year - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Gifts to Colleges Rose Nearly 10% Last Year - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: Alumni Give More

Nearly 60 percent of the survey respondents reported increases in giving over a year earlier. Foundations gave $10-billion of the nearly $34-billion total, followed by $9-billion from alumni,

Donors Choose Unveils Data on Giving Trends and Need in Public Schools - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

Donors Choose Unveils Data on Giving Trends and Need in Public Schools - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly: As a sample of the past thirteen years of data that is now available, Donors Choose has released a 2013 Giving Index highlighting the organization’s largest year of donor activity, representing 340,000 donors, $60.2 million in donations and over 130,000 projects. Some of this study’s most interesting findings relate to geography: Fifty percent of donors give to schools within 25 miles of their zip code, with Manhattan, Brooklyn, Chicago, San Francisco, and Oklahoma City (in ranked order) identified as being the most charitable cities for these projects. The study also revealed that Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, and the Bronx are the cities with the greatest need (or requests via Donors Choose). The fact that these lists do not match up exactly might be an issue worth exploring for both Donors Choose and for educators and administrators in those respective cities.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

BNP Paribas Wealth Management - BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy Index

BNP Paribas Wealth Management - BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy Index: How committed to individual giving are the wealthy from Europe, the United States, Asia and the Middle East? What are their common characteristics? Which causes are the most popular? In its second year, the “2014 BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy Index” measures the commitment of individual philanthropists. This year’s report focused more specifically on the importance of timing from their point of view and where they are on their philanthropic journey.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Indiana nonprofit sector grew during Great Recession, outpacing state's for-profits and government : Newscenter : IUPUI

Indiana nonprofit sector grew during Great Recession, outpacing state's for-profits and government : Newscenter : IUPUI: Despite two recessions that hit the state’s for-profit sector hard, a new Indiana University report shows that the state’s nonprofit sector grew every year from 1995 through 2011. However, this growth was uneven and driven mainly by the nonprofit health care and education industries.

Three smaller industries -- arts, entertainment and recreation; social assistance; and membership and related organizations -- proved to be much more vulnerable to recessions and other external pressures. In each case, employment and payroll grew during the early years of the 1995-2011 period, but then stalled and declined.

Geared for Giving | Employers boost Payroll Giving by �7.5million

Geared for Giving | Employers boost Payroll Giving by �7.5million: The Association of Payroll Giving Organisations (APGO) has released figures today showing companies donated over �7.5 million in the last financial year (2012-13) by match funding employee’s donations through Payroll Giving– a huge increase of �1.5m on the previous year.

Friday, February 07, 2014

Charitable Donation Trends for K-12: Secondary Schools Lag Behind Primary -- THE Journal

Charitable Donation Trends for K-12: Secondary Schools Lag Behind Primary -- THE Journal: DonorsChoose.org is an online charity to help schools raise money. The group enlisted the help of Looker, a data discovery and business intelligence company, to analyze its data. The results of the analysis are called the Giving Index, which includes information about $60.2 million in donations made by 340,000 donors to 130,000 school projects during 2013.

The Giving Index revealed that donors gave more money to lower grades than higher grades.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

CECP’s Global Giving Around the World released

CECP’s Global Giving Around the World released: The report focuses on giving guidelines from 17 countries that have the highest concentrations of Fortune Global 500 firms. In total, 60 multinational companies within the top 200 of Forbes Global 2000 were analyzed in the report. Giving, as defined by the report, was broken down in three ways: direct cash, foundation cash, and non-cash. By this definition, more companies decreased contributions than increased over the last year, but the median amount of giving remained relatively stable. The report also tried to capture where current trends would carry corporate giving in the future.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Charitable Giving Experiences Biggest Boost Since Great Recession | Blackbaud News

Charitable Giving Experiences Biggest Boost Since Great Recession | Blackbaud News: Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB) today released its Charitable Giving Report, featuring the sector’s first look at actual data showing how nonprofit fundraising performed in 2013, as well as commentary from leading experts in the field. The Report draws from The Blackbaud Index, which tracks $12.5 billion in U.S.-based charitable giving from more than 4000 organizations on a monthly basis to provide the largest analysis of overall and online giving trends in the nonprofit sector.

Download the report: www.blackbaud.com/charitablegiving
Watch a video: 5 Key Findings from the 2013 Charitable Giving Report

Charities are 'drowning in fundraising data and failing to realise its potential' | Third Sector

Charities are 'drowning in fundraising data and failing to realise its potential' | Third Sector: Survey by the software firm Blackbaud and the consultancy nfpSynergy finds only 30 per cent of respondents feel they are doing a good job in utilising their data

Charities are "drowning in data" and struggling to realise the fundraising potential of the information they hold on donors, according to a new report by the software company Blackbaud and the research consultancy nfpSynergy.

Fundraising success tied to staffing capacity � Philanthropy North Carolina

Fundraising success tied to staffing capacity � Philanthropy North Carolina: Investing in fundraising staff generates the biggest return in donated dollars for nonprofit hospitals, systems and health care organizations, two new reports say.

The number of professional staff directly responsible for fundraising, for example, has a “ripple effect,” say the reports from the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, or AHP.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Strong Nonprofit Hospital Philanthropy Stems From Staff, Culture

Strong Nonprofit Hospital Philanthropy Stems From Staff, Culture: For nonprofit hospitals and health systems to sustain successful philanthropy programs, they must invest in fundraising staff and build a culture that demonstrates a commitment to the field, according to separate reports from the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Fidelity charity arm awards $2.1b - Business - The Boston Globe

Fidelity charity arm awards $2.1b - Business - The Boston Globe: Fidelity Investments said clients of its charitable gift fund requested distributions of $2.1 billion last year, a record level for the fund and a 29 percent increase from 2012.

The donor-advised fund, which operates as an independent public charity, made grants to more than 80,00

Latest global social, digital, mobile data for ya

Latest global social, digital, mobile data for ya: This report presents all the key statistics, data and behavioural indicators for social, digital and mobile channels around the world. Alongside regional pictures that capture the stats for every nation on Earth, we also present in-depth analyses for 24 of the world’s largest economies: Argentina, Australia, Brazile, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, Thailand, the UAE, the UK, and the USA. For other reports in this series, please visit http://wearesocial.sg/tag/sdmw

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Endowment Gains Still Trailing Equities Markets | The NonProfit Times

Endowment Gains Still Trailing Equities Markets | The NonProfit Times: Endowments of the nation’s colleges and universities rebounded last year from negative returns in 2012 to gain nearly 12 percent but still trailed one-year returns for most major indices. The 10-year returns for smaller endowments — those with less than $1 billion in assets — continued to lag their targets.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Study details Ohio nonprofits’ funding, needs | The Columbus Dispatch

Study details Ohio nonprofits’ funding, needs | The Columbus Dispatch: Those were among the findings of a study commissioned by Gov. John Kasich’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives to get a sense of both the services and gaps in services provided by the state’s vast network of nonprofit and faith-based organizations.

The study is called “Mapping Ohio’s Compassion,” and the name has a literal connotation. There’s a website — ohiocompassionmap.org —

Centre for philanthropic research to launch

Centre for philanthropic research to launch: research centre that aims to examine the social and psychological drivers of giving is to open at Plymouth University, with its first studies looking at the challenges of being a new philanthropist and donor behaviour.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Study: Most Jewish charitable giving goes to Jewish groups - The Washington Post

Study: Most Jewish charitable giving goes to Jewish groups - The Washington Post: “No matter what you’ve heard, Jews still primarily donate to Jewish causes,” said Shawn Landres, a co-author of the “Connected to Give: Synagogues and Movements” report, which was sponsored by a coalition of Jewish philanthropic organizations.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Survey Shows Donor Retention Still Undervalued by Nonprofits

Survey Shows Donor Retention Still Undervalued by Nonprofits: It was a disappointment to read in Kivi Leroux Miller's 2014 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report that donor retention is still not highly valued by many people working at nonprofits.

The Report states:

"Donor retention continues to be a hot topic . . . But are nonprofits doing more than talking about it? In our 2013 report, acquisition beat retention as a goal by nearly 2 to 1. In 2014, the number of nonprofits selecting retention as a top three goal held steady at 30%, while acquisition as a top three goal fell from 57% to 53%."

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Few foundation CEOs see progress on goals � Philanthropy North Carolina

Few foundation CEOs see progress on goals � Philanthropy North Carolina: Only one in four foundation CEOs surveyed by the Center for Effective Philanthropy sees a lot of progress by organizations focused on the goal in which their own foundation invests the biggest share of its resources.

And just over half say they are only somewhat or a little confident in their assessment of that progress, says a report from the Center, which is based on survey responses from 211 CEOs of U.S.-based foundations.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Letting funders meet constituents | The NonProfit Times

Letting funders meet constituents | The NonProfit Times: When it comes to constituent engagement, however, the effort does not have to be limited to management or even staff. The Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit advisor and resource for mission-driven organizations and philanthropists, published a report “From Input to Ownership” that offers tips on how funders can help nonprofits engage with the people they serve to carry out their missions.

Monday, January 06, 2014

The Blackbaud Index: Overall Charitable Giving to Nonprofits Grew in November | Blackbaud News

The Blackbaud Index: Overall Charitable Giving to Nonprofits Grew in November | Blackbaud News: The Blackbaud Index: Overall Charitable Giving to Nonprofits Grew in November
Posted on January 6, 2014 by Melanie Mathos

The Blackbaud Index today reported that overall charitable giving to nonprofits increased 4.6% and online giving increased 9.4% for the three months ending November 2013 as compared to the same period in 2012. The full-year results for 2013 will be reported in February.

Workplace Giving UK � Blog Archive � Workplace Giving Tops �155 million

Workplace Giving UK � Blog Archive � Workplace Giving Tops �155 million: Workplace Giving UK has welcomed the latest revised figures from HMRC which show that donations to charity direct from pay have risen �37 million to �155 million, rather than the �6 million as first reported by HMRC in June 2013 for the financial year 2012-13.

The number of employees using the scheme has also topped the 1 million mark for the first time,

Country towns dig deep for charities, ATO reveals | News.com.au

Country towns dig deep for charities, ATO reveals | News.com.au: AUSTRALIA'S exclusive suburbs may provide the biggest donations to charities, but regional towns are home to our charitable spirit.

According to the Australian Tax Office, the exclusive Sydney suburb Darling Point led the nation for the most amount donated to charity in 2010-11 - $34.5 million in total.

Here, average salaries are $221,000 and the median value of properties is $5.5 million

Supporting charities made Brits feel good in 2013 | Christian News on Christian Today

Supporting charities made Brits feel good in 2013 | Christian News on Christian Today: Supporting a charity beat the birth of Prince George and sporting victories to be the most uplifting moment of 2013 for the nation, according to a new report from Oxfam.