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Richest Americans Not Maxing-Out Giving...

Only 10 members of the Forbes 400 reached a maximum philanthropy score of 5 based on a lifetime of giving, donating one-fifth or more of their net worth to charities, according to the latest annual list of the world’s wealthiest individuals.  The 10 are former hedge fund manager John Arnold, home builder and insurance magnate […]

Home’s Sale To Bring Millions For Doris Day Animal Foundation...

A big hit for singer and actress Doris Day was the song “Whatever Will Be, Will Be.” However, she didn’t leave anything to chance when it comes to protecting animals. Millions of dollars in proceeds from the sale of her Monterey, Calif., home, listed recently for $7.4 million, will go to the Doris Day Animal […]

You Really Need A Gift Acceptance Policy...

A board-adopted gift acceptance policy is one of the most important aspects of any major gifts program, according to Laura Fredricks, author of “The Ask: How to Ask Anyone for Any Amount for any Purpose.” Regardless of the size of your organization, Fredericks insists that a gift acceptance policy is a must. “It never ceases […]

COVID Giving Beats Most Other Disasters...

Almost $12 billion was awarded for COVID-19 relief globally during the first half of 2020, according to a new report from the Center on Disaster Philanthropy (CDP). The giving in response to COVID-19 is nearly 13 times the collective $974 million in funding to recent disasters over a period of the first six months, dating […]

Publix Takes Top Spot Among United Way Corporate Donors...

Publix Super Markets employees (associates, in the chain’s parlance) pledged $38.6 million to United Way Worldwide during a 12-month period. When matched with $25 million from Publix Super Market Charities, the resulting $63.6 million was the largest from a corporate entity during the year ending June 30. Publix’s total meant the Lakeland, Fla-based company supplanted […]

Donation Pages – You Have Just 1 Minute...

A majority of Giving Tuesday donors on the Classy platform do not return until the next holiday season, but 31 percent of those who return to make a second donation do so within six months. That’s one of the nuggets found in “The State of Modern Philanthropy: Deconstructing the Online Donor Journey” by Classy, a […]

NPT Podcast: Donors Almost Always Do Their Part...

Charitable activity increased in the years after a major crisis, even in areas most affected, according to a report that examined three recent crises in the United States. “Community In Crisis: A Look at How U.S. Charitable Actions and Civic Engagement Change in Times of Crisis” is a report by Nathan Dietz and Robert Grimm […]

IUPUI Online Lectures To Examine COVID, Unrest And Philanthropy...

Online course work in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and what it and other crises mean for philanthropy will be offered this fall by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI. The eight-week course, which will be taught by Amir Pasic, Ph.D., the Eugene R. Tempel Dean of the school, will […]

Nearly Half Of Donors Just Giving Locally...

Right now small and steady might be the best way to go when it comes to donor acquisition. QuickBooks Advanced in Mountain View, Calif., sponsored a survey of 2,000 nonprofit donors in late March, 2020. Respondents were initially screened for donation activity. Among them, 29 percent make donations every few months, with 55 percent giving […]

Uber Wealthy Not Doing Their Part...

The wealthiest 1 percent of the world’s population makes 99 percent of the world’s charitable gifts. But since they control much more than 99 percent of the world’s wealth, this figure lags their potential. The world’s highest-worth individuals — those with assets in excess of $30 million — are underperforming as charitable givers, according to […]