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Gathering crowds to help your cause is an essential part of working in a networked world. Crowds create capital, or “go-go juice,” that can include human connections, intelligence and expertise, resources like equipment and furniture, and, of course, money.
The most effective nonprofit content marketers have a documented content marketing strategy that very closely guides efforts, along with a dedicated content marketing group that is successful a tracking return on investment (ROI) and publishes new content daily or multiple times per week.
Foundations paid out an estimated record $54.7 billion in 2013, an increase of $2.7 billion compared to 2012’s record $52 billion. That’s according to a report, “Key Facts on U.S. Foundations,” released by the Foundation Center in New York City. “Giving by the nation’s foundations has surpassed previous record levels,” said report author Steven Lawrence, director of research at Foundation Center, via a statement.
West Virginia voters yesterday agreed to change the state constitution to allow Boy Scouts of America to lease its 10,000-acre reserve without putting its property tax exemption in jeopardy.
Michelle Nunn, on leave as chief executive officer of the national service organization Points of Light to run for the U.S. Senate, was beaten in her attempt to represent the people of Georgia.
Bouncing back after being rejected for a job can be a difficult task. This is especially true if it was a job for which you had really high hopes.
Major donors in seven regions around the world gave $26.3 billion in gifts of $1 million or more in 2013. The majority of the gifts and the dollars came from the United States, with 1,173 out of 1,995 gifts, totaling $16.92 billion. Though the number of major gifts coming from the U.S. was down compared to 2012, the total increased by $3 billion.
As the economy continues to recover from the Great Recession, nearly two-thirds of the nation’s largest corporations increased their giving between 2010 and 2013. This is often driven by performance: revenue increased a median of 11 percent among companies giving 10 percent or more between 2010 and 2013.
Endowments at 426 U.S. college and universities returned an average of 15.8 percent for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. The early return data builds on the 11.7 percent average return reported for FY2013.
Schwab Charitable has made 55 percent more grants from its donor advised funds (DAFs) from the start of the organization’s July 1 fiscal year through the end of September than it did in the same three-month period in 2013. The total for this fiscal year, to date, is $201 million.