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2017 NPT 100: Program Service Revenue And Donors Do The Heavy Lifting

November 1, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

The nation’s largest nonprofits had continued revenue growth last year not only from increased giving from the public but also fees and revenue derived from their programs. The ups-and-downs of the stock market knocked around some portfolios but nonprofits generally still were in the black when it came to gains.

Fundraisers Face Steep Year-End Climb

October 23, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Overall giving was down 6 percent through the first half of 2017 as compared to 2016 as 5 percent fewer donors gave as compared to the first six months of last year. The slow start has placed organizations across the country in a hole that only an epic year-end campaign can dig out.

U.S., Canadian Healthcare Systems See Giving Hike

October 10, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Giving to nonprofit hospitals and health care systems in the United States was up by 5 percent last year while giving to their Canadian counterparts saw the first increase since 2013.

Donors Pledge $336 Million To Two Schools

October 5, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Two universities on opposite ends of the United States were recipients of their largest-ever contributions, together totaling almost a half-billion dollars.

Trumps Announce $1M Donation To Harvey Relief

September 7, 2017       Andy Segedin      

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump announced a $1 million personal donation to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas and Louisiana, according to a statement from the White House press office. The gift will be distributed among 12 organizations.

Donations Begin Rolling In For Harvey

August 30, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Charities and donors are gearing up for what is becoming the largest response to a disaster since at least Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and is likely to be a years-long, billion-dollar recovery effort.

Passion Boosting New Major Gifts

July 25, 2017       Andy Segedin      

The development staff members at the University of Oregon cast their lines for bigger fish at the start of the university’s current fundraising campaign which began in 2010. For the university’s previous campaign, the development staff had set out to raise $600 million and wound up with more than $850 million.

Giving Hit Record $390 Billion For 2016

June 13, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Giving in the United States set a record for the third consecutive year, topping $390 billion for 2016. Giving was up 2.7 percent and increases were reported in all major categories of nonprofits for only the sixth time in 40 years.

Robin Hood Gala Tops $54 Million

May 19, 2017       NPT Staff      

The Robin Hood Foundation raised $54.5 million Tuesday night during its annual benefit at the Javits Center in New York City. The event, hosted by “Good Morning America” co-anchor and former NFL star Michael Strahan, featured performances from Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland of Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, and Dave Chapelle in for 4,000 attendees.

Study Shows ‘Big Bets’ Are Mostly Add-Ons

May 11, 2017       Andy Segedin      

When it comes to making big bets in philanthropy, U.S. donors are generally more comfortable adding on to what already exists than building a campaign or system from scratch. The result is that a half-dozen of the 10 most common types of big bets are seldom utilized.