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ECFA Members See Increased Fundraising Results...

Members of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) enjoyed their best year of charitable giving since 2014, with an increase of almost 6 percent during the period 2016-2017. The Winchester, Va.-based ECFA released its ninth annual “State of Giving Report.” Overall cash giving in 2016-17 topped $13.3 billion, an increase of 5.9 percent over […]

Bloomberg’s $1.8 Billion Gift-Quake Donation Dwarfed Most Nonprofits’ Capital Campaigns...

It didn’t seem that long ago that fundraisers gasped at the first-ever billion- dollar capital campaign. It was kind of a big deal when in 2012 Stanford University became the first school to raise $1 billion in one year. Former New York City Mayor and potential 2020 presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg took the fundraising arms […]

Car Karaoke Offers Chance At Donations, Exposure...

Just about everyone has had the sometimes embarrassing moment when stopped at a traffic light you break into effusive harmony with a song on the radio and then notice people staring at you from other vehicles.

Major Donors Led Third Quarter Surge in Giving...

Charitable giving increased dramatically during the third quarter of 2018, making up all of the year-over-year declines after a sluggish first half of the year. For the first half of 2018, nearly every metric the Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) measured was lower significantly compared to 2017, including number of donors, total revenue from giving and […]

Survey: Tax Incentives Most Likely To Influence Giving By Gen X, Men...

Generation X and men are most likely to be swayed by tax breaks when it comes to charitable giving. Overall, less than 10 percent of those surveyed said that a tax write-off is the primary reason they donated to charity. Those are some of the highlights in “Why America Gives: How Current Events, Technology, and Seasonality […]

Cincinnati Eclipses $50 Million But Falls Short...

United Way of Greater Cincinnati (UWGC) raised a projected $50.315 million at the conclusion of its 2018 campaign on Nov. 14. The total is less than the $52 million UWGC had projected just a few weeks ago when it warned its 140 partner agencies about a potential shortfall. The 2018 total is about $6.2 million, […]

Facebook Fundraising Tools Top $1 Billion...

Facebook’s charitable giving tools have topped $1 billion from 20 million people since being introduced on the platform three years ago. The statistics were released during a press event at Facebook’s New York City offices where representatives from the ASPCA, No Kid Hungry and other charities and fundraisers shared their stories. In less than two […]

Survey: Online Donors Will Hover Near $100...

Almost two-thirds of donors (65 percent) who expect to give on #GivingTuesday or between now and the end of the year plan to give less than $100, according to the first part of a survey aimed at examining giving behavior this year. More than one-fourth of respondents who live in households with an income of […]

Aiding Family Traditional Giving Can Be Profitable...

Hank Williams, Jr. sang about family traditions that might not be the best things to pass from generation to generation. A study of 3,000 donors by Fidelity Charitable, though, shows that there is a positive to traditional giving within families. According to results of the new study, those who grow up in families with strong […]

5 Ways To Beat Pressures Of Creative Fundraising...

There are more than 1 million public charities in the United States, according to the National Center for Charitable Statistics and just about every one of them is completing for the same donor dollars, grants, and contracts. Organizational marketers and fundraisers often rely on creativity in an effort to try to stand apart from the […]