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Healthcare, Social Justice Might Lead #GivingTuesday...

More than half of Americans (54%) are familiar with or at least have heard of Giving Tuesday, according to a new survey. It’s the highest level of awareness since technology firm Classy began conducting its annual report on giving in 2018. “Why America Gives 2020: How the COVID-19 Pandemic and Social Justice Movement Have Changed […]

Donors’ Reliance On Trust Declines Again...

The importance placed on trust before giving has eroded during each of the past three years, with participants who place “high importance” on trust dropping from 73 percent to 63.6 percent. Relying on trust metrics declined during a period when giving increased, including the first half of 2020.  Those are some of the findings from […]

Studies Show Giving, Engagement Increase Post Crisis...

Charitable activity rose 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 […]

2019 A Great Year of Community, Private Foundations...

Private and community foundations reported average annual returns in 2019 of almost 20 percent, a huge rebound from 2018 when one-year returns were negative. It was their best showing in a decade. Private foundations reported an average return of 17.4 percent and community foundations reported an average of 18.2 percent, according to the 2019 Council […]

10% Of Bequests Surprise Charities...

For the United Way of Yavapai County, it was like winning the lottery. The Prescott, Ariz.-based affiliate, located about 100 miles north of Phoenix, received an unexpected $3-million bequest during 2019. “We had no idea until we got a letter from the estate’s attorney,” sometime about late October or early November of 2019,” Executive Director […]

COVID Boosts Private Foundation Giving 45%...

Missions at roughly two of five foundations have shifted since the start of the year because of COVID-19. And, increased need evolved into more giving in 2020 with plans to continue for the rest of the year. As many as 15 percent of foundations are trying new charitable activities in 2020, according to a new […]

Charitable Gift Annuities Making A Rebound...

Activity in charitable gift annuities in 2019 hit the highest level in five years, according to a new report from a national wealth management firm. Nonprofits represented in the 2020 Annual Charitable Gift Report, released by BNY Mellon Wealth Management’s Planned Giving Practice, saw charitable gift annuities increase 21 percent and the average gift amount […]

Scenario Planners Predict Nonprofit Sector Contraction...

Some 10 to 40 percent of nonprofits could consolidate or close their doors during the next 12 to 18 months as the need for nonprofit services dwarfs available capacity and resources, according to authors of a new report. The 25-page report, “An event or an era? Resources for social service decision-making in the context of […]

GivingTuesday Report Highlights Strengths, Opportunities...

Donors in the United States gave an estimated $1.97 billion during GivingTuesday in 2019, according to the 2019 Giving Tuesday Impact Report. Small donations added up: the median gift was $50. Giving Tuesday is a global movement that spurs charitable contributions on the first Tuesday after the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., this year on […]

Study: Nonprofits’ Lack Of Culture Hinders Income Growth...

Fewer than half (48 percent) of fundraisers believe philanthropy is embedded at the core of their nonprofit. And while 95 percent of fundraisers believe fundraising planning is immensely valuable, there are no formal planning documents in place at slightly more than one in four organizations (28 percent). Those are some of the findings from The […]