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Retail Trained Donors To Make Monthly Gifts...

The “Netflix effect” might not be not new anymore as people have become used to paying monthly for any number of products, not just streaming services but anything from razors to fundraising software. For for-profit firms and nonprofits, what’s not to like about the stable, recurring revenue, but consumers also like the idea. The majority […]

Research: Restricted Gifts Have A Negative Effect...

Billions of dollars in donations by MacKenzie Scott and her husband, Dan Jewett, to 500 nonprofits during the past 12 months have been lauded not only for their transformative size but the unrestricted nature of the contributions. Now new research suggests that donor-restricted gifts have a negative impact on charities. “Service Delivery Under Pressure: Effects […]

Millennials Embracing New Ways Of Giving Back...

Righteous actions are becoming increasingly important as a form of giving, according to The Future of Philanthropy: The Evolution from Charitable Giving to Charitable Living, a new study of philanthropists from Raleigh-Durham, N.C.-based Fidelity Charitable. Making purchases from socially conscious firms, investing in funds that support equality and environment causes and supporting organizations that promote […]

Employer Altruism Might Backfire If Employees Don’t Buy It...

Some employers hold that socially responsible actions, such as charitable donations made on behalf of their staff, spur their employees to work harder, or at least hold their employer in higher regard. At very least, employers believe making a donation on behalf of employees does no harm. Results of a research experiment showed such incentives […]

Generational Change Seen in Philanthropic Women...

While women have always been highly active and engaged in giving back, a new study about women and philanthropy by Fidelity Charitable depicts how the pandemic took many donors’ generosity to even higher levels.  Before the pandemic, three-quarters of women said that charitable giving was an important part of their lives, compared to 69% of men. But […]

High Number of Michigan DAFs Funded But Inactive...

Distributions from donor-advised funds (DAFs) might have ticked up during 2020, but a study of DAFs based in Michigan shows a significant amount of their holdings are being “parked” — not distributed to nonprofits. Whether wealth is being parked is a matter of interpretation. According to the study, between 2017 and 2020, 60% of Wolverine […]

Study: First Quarter 2021 Fundraising Beat 2020...

The number of donors to charities grew by a projected 10% during the first quarter of 2021 compared to the first quarter of 2020 while the retention of new donors grew by 13.6% during the same time period. Those are two data points in the Fundraising Effectiveness Project’s (FEP) new report, 2021 First Quarter Fundraising […]

Study: Pandemic Has Impact On Social Donors...

Social giving is on the rise, particularly among younger donors and minority donors, according to a new survey of donor behaviors during the 12 months after the pandemic was declared. The Giving Experience Study by OneCause was compiled from an online survey of more than 1,000 social donors. The survey was conducted by Edge Research […]

$1.1 Billion In Commitments For AAPI Communities...

The Asian American Foundation (TAAF) almost a month ago  announced an initial commitment of $125 million from its board. Two weeks later, TAAF announced that it raised some 10 times that amount — almost $1.1 billion — to support Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. TAAF aims to be a “convener, incubator, and funder […]

Celebrities Aren’t Influencing Young Activists, Donors...

Animal safety and rights issues and civil rights and social justice topped a list of concerns cited by Americans between the ages of 18 and 30 for the second year in a row. Online influencers held more sway with this group than celebrities, with 51% saying they received information from online content creators, compared with […]