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ACS Gets Its Largest Crypto Gift — $250K...

The American Cancer Society (ACS) received its largest ever contribution of cryptocurrency, $250,000 from Christian Linge of SafeBreast communities from Oslo, Norway. It will go into the ACS Cancer Crypto Fund. Linge will be recognized as a “Visionary Donor.” He is already listed on the ACS Crypto Cancer Fund Wall of Honor for an earlier […]

COVID Makes Bequest Asks More Delicate...

COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death in the United States during 2020, with heart disease and cancer in their usual positions in the top two spots, respectively. The nation’s death rate increased during 2020 for the first time since 2017, according to provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). […]

Does Your Donor Need a Receipt?...

Good news, you’ve received a $1,000 contribution from a generous donor. Of course, as a responsible and caring nonprofit manager, you’ll send a gracious acknowledgement of the donation. It’s not just good manners, it’s good development practice to let donors know that their money is going to work for things they care about—and that your […]

Leveraging Giving Moments To Drive Participation...

How many emails should nonprofits send? As many as you can make interesting, according to Woodrow Rosenbaum. He is chief data officer for the GivingTuesdayData Commons. Rosenbaum emphasized the points that the past several years have been anything but typical for fundraising but also that organizations must not be shy about asking for donations — […]

Impact Investing Donors Nearly Doubled in 3 Years...

The number of affluent households where donors participated in impact investing nearly doubled compared with 2017, with minorities and younger individuals more likely to participate. The 2021 Bank of America Study of Philanthropy: Charitable Giving by Affluent Households is the eighth in the series of biennial studies researched and written by the Indiana University Lilly […]

Donors Plan Continued, Increased Support...

Donors expect to continue giving through the end of 2021 at the same or even higher level than 2020, when charitable giving reached a record total in the United States. While 59% of donors plan to give at the same level in 2021, similar to 2020, almost one-third (31%) said they plan to increase their […]

Record $1.7 Billion From Vanguard’s DAF Donors...

Donors to the Vanguard Charitable donor-advised fund (DAF) distributed another record number of grants to charities in the most recent fiscal year, for the third year in a row. Donors recommended $1.7 billion in grants to more than 50,000 charities for the year ending June 30, 2021 — an increase of 9% compared to 2020. […]

Donors Say They’ll Continue To Increase Giving...

A year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic, donors remain committed to philanthropy with most planning to maintain or even further increase their donations in 2021. Some 27% of donors said they gave significantly more in 2020 than they did the previous year.  And as they plan their giving this year, more than nine-in-10 […]

10 Ways To Calm An Angry Donor...

An angry donor is a fundraiser’s nightmare. Even fundraisers with the best of intentions can make a mistake that will lead to a long, and often loud, phone call with a donor. There’s a popular saying in business that “the customer is always right.” This statement may have been overused to the point where it […]

Study Shows Women Embrace Crowdfunding...

Nearly 1 in 3 women (31.1%) give to a crowdfunding campaign in a typical year, and 40.8% have given to a crowdfunding campaign at some point in the past. Of these donors, nearly one-third (31.3%) plan to increase their contributions to these campaigns in the near future, while the vast majority (94.6%) plan to maintain […]