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Report: Net On $100 In Giving Is Just $5

May 2, 2017       Paul Clolery      

SAN FRANCISCO — It appears that donors gave 3 percent more during 2016 than in 2015 but that doesn’t mean it was easy. Data from more than 10,000 nonprofits that collectively raised $9.1 billion during 2016 shows getting $100 cost $95.

Relational Leaders Facilitate Cyber Conversations

May 1, 2017       Allison Fine      

Imagine overhearing this conversation in the hall at a fundraising conference: “We’ve decided to invest more on donor retention than donor acquisition this year.”

Authentic Leadership: The Key to Successful Fundraising Programs

May 1, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

The charitable sector is facing a leadership crisis. This is particularly true for professional fundraisers, who are often promoted into positions without the leadership and managements skills and training they need to be successful. There’s often no clear path to take to prepare you for these positions.

U.S. Fundraising Up And Down At Same Time

May 1, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Three out of five (60 percent) American nonprofits saw an increase in receipts in 2016. While constituting a majority, the figure was down from 2015’s 65 percent and represented the lowest percentage of organizations since 2010.

Demand Jumps for 75% of N.J. Nonprofits

April 27, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Rising demand for organizational support and budgetary needs outpacing funding have created challenges for leaders of New Jersey-based organizations. Three-quarters (75 percent) of nonprofit leaders in the state reported greater demand for services during the past year as compared to the previous one. Even more (76 percent) expect additional increases in demand in the year to come.

Civil Rights Orgs Pan Trump’s First 100 Days

April 27, 2017       Andy Segedin      

“It’s been the worst of times and the best of times,” said Anthony Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), as he wrapped up the organization’s conference call discussing President Donald J. Trump’s first 100 days in office Thursday morning. The Dickens reference came after an opening 100 days that Romero described as “disastrous for human and civil rights and offers to have a devastating effect on real and ordinary people across the country.”

Initial Tax Proposal Leaves Charitable Deduction Alone

April 26, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

The White House released a preliminary tax plan this afternoon that would double the standard deduction, keep the itemized deduction for charitable contributions and eliminate the estate tax and the alternative minimum tax.

Foundation CEOs Split On Impact Of Trump

April 25, 2017       Andy Segedin      

More than one-third (35 percent) of foundation CEOs anticipate making changes to their grant-making budgets in light of the election of President Donald J. Trump. Just one percent of them anticipate reducing grant-making, while 14 percent indicated that their grant-making budgets will increase. One-fifth (20 percent) of executives do not plan to change the amount in their grant-making budgets, but plan to allocate funds differently across program areas. Nearly two-fifths (38 percent) will not change their foundations’ grant-making budgets, while 27 percent stated that it is too early to tell what will be done.

Consumers Pick Top Nonprofit Brands

April 25, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Girl Scouts of the USA, Mercy Corps, and the Special Olympics were among the top charity brands that consumer can identify, according to results of the latest Harris Poll EquiTrend Brands of the Year ratings. The annual study measures brand equity and health among the nation’s most popular companies and nonprofits.

Minnesota Foundations Tie $17 Million To Impact

April 25, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

A group of Minnesota foundations are the latest to announce a commitment to impact investing with their charitable assets.