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Calls For Help Jumped 68%...

The United Way 211 network saw unprecedented volume in 2020 as a result of the pandemic, with more than 18.5 million telephone calls — a spike of 68% during a typical year, which normally sees 11 million phone calls. Most calls, web chats, and text messages are from people looking for help meeting basic needs […]

Nonprofit News Media Pace Picking Up...

Nonprofit news media grew at its fastest pace since the financial crisis of 2008, accompanied by growth across the board individual giving at all levels, including more first-time donors than ever before. One-third of nonprofit news outlets publishing today did not exist five years ago. Nonprofit outlets have launched at an average pace of a […]

Community Foundations Warming To More Risk...

Community foundations continue to have more interest in responsive investing and are looking to increase exposure in private investments while decreasing exposure to hedge funds and fixed income, according to a new survey. The FEG 2021 Community Foundation Survey, released on Thursday, received responses from more than 100 U.S. community foundations, which represent more than […]

Matching Gifts Program At Least Triples Revenue...

Donation matching, recurring giving and peer-to-peer fundraising pages all generate higher gifts on average. Those findings in The State of Modern Philanthropy 2021 from Classy aren’t Earth-shattering but the report includes a plethora of statistics to help nonprofit managers develop effective strategies to raise more money. The San Diego-based cloud fundraising B-corporation released its annual […]

2020: What Really Happened With Donors...

Donor mobility fueled a 5.2% increase in giving, both adding dollars and also moving them around to targeted causes. COVID-19 and social unrest were key factors in the uptick in giving, as expected. Those are among points of the debriefing found in the new report “Giving in Unprecedented Times” from GivingTuesday Data Commons, with more […]

Millennials Value Everyday Social Good Above Cash Donations...

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 […]

Research Shows Mission Investing Outperforms Market...

The more money philanthropies have, the more good they can do. This sentiment offers a disturbing dichotomy for philanthropic-focused investments: whether to meet financial goals now by (almost) any means necessary so they can fund good works later. A new report from the Nathan Cummings Foundation, a New York City-based philanthropy that seeks to create […]

7 Nonprofits Take Harris Poll’s Brands of the Year...

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital nailed down the nonprofit Brand of the Year, Most Trusted Brand and Most Loved Brand in the Harris Poll’s 33rd annual EquiTrend Study. The Memphis, Tenn., hospital for critically ill children was one of seven nonprofits receiving recognition during national brand awareness polling. The EquiTrend study measures brands on three […]

Large Nonprofits: Staff Want To Better Trust Managers, But Love The Work, Mission...

Old movie buffs might remember the 1967 film Up The Down Staircase with Sandy Dennis playing a school teacher on her first assignment. Staff at the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) in Jacksonville, Fla., don’t need the reminder. One-way staircases are part of the COVID-19 protocol. Getting staff back in the office or making sure remote […]

Medium-Sized Nonprofits: Cross Pollination Helps Teamwork Bloom, But Pay Falls Short...

On one side of mid-sized Best Nonprofits sits their smaller counterparts, those with 49 or fewer employees. They are small enough to give outsized operational roles to staff but might not have the funds for major initiatives. On the other side is the large Best Nonprofits -- those with 250 or more employees. These behemoths […]