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It seems as if the words “fiscal cliff” can be seen everywhere. For most Americans, the impending tax increases and spending cuts are something over which to lose sleep, but tax uncertainty is fueling major growth for the donor advised fund (DAF) of San Francisco, Calif.-based Schwab Charitable. Between July and October 2012, Schwab Charitable saw its total contributions increase by $188 million, or 74 percent, compared to the same period in 2011.
As you prepare to flip the page on your old-fashioned paper wall calendar and toast the New Year, are you thinking about risk? What adventures await your nonprofit in 2013? What risks will pay dividends, and which will you be regretting at this time next year?
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When E.F. Hutton spoke, everyone stopped to listen. At least that’s what the iconic 1980s television ad campaign would have you believe. Everyone’s looking for investment advice and charities are no different. Some of the nation’s largest nonprofits are complex businesses, generating income from donations but also via fundraising events, program service revenue or membership fees, as well as investment income.
The nonprofit sector spent more than it earned in eight of the past 10 years. The gap between revenues and outlays was $62.2 billion, $64.5 billion and $65.5 billion in 2008, 2009, and 2010 respectively.
Database and direct marketers have long used analytical methods such as the Recency Frequency Monetary Value (RFM) model and logistical regression to identify trends and effectiveness in their efforts. But what would happen if an organization took tried and true analytics and applied them to new areas?
The spirit of Ravi Shankar is happy and has been passed to the executive suite of the Robin Hood Foundation in New York City. One of the two driving forces of the true first concert for charity, The Concert for Bangladesh, died at age 92 on Tuesday.
Time is running out for nonprofit leaders to protect the charitable deduction from changes they fear would cripple charitable giving next year.
The national volunteer rate reached a five-year high in 2011, with almost one in four adults volunteering through a formal organization. Overall, 64.3 million Americans volunteered, an increase of 1.5 million compared to 2010.
Donations to Hurricane Sandy relief are trending far behind the terrorist attacks of September 11, the 2005 South Pacific tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and the 2010 Haiti earthquake. According to the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (CoP), giving for Sandy most resembles giving for the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
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