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A Baker’s Dozen Ways To Keep Donors...

A Baker’s Dozen is 13 doughnuts. That doesn’t have to be an unlucky number. In fact, that extra bakery delight might actually be pretty lucky depending on the staff’s hunger level. Here are 13 ideas for keeping donors just as happy. These ideas come from numerous sessions at recent fundraising conferences. Give your donors what […]

Can Investors And Donors Co-Exist While Nonprofits Thrive?...

Access to capital has always been one of the social sector’s primarily challenges. Lindsay Beck and Catarina Schwab believe they’ve come up with a way to address that shortcoming, unveiling the first product in which a financial return might be earned through an investment in a nonprofit. The two are co-founders of NPX, a for-profit […]

Online Giving To Schools Jumped in 2018...

Schools raised 27 percent more money online last year than they did in 2017, driven by more donors and higher giving, particularly via mobile devices, according to a new report from GiveCampus. Among other highlights of “Online Giving To Schools in 2018” were: Schools received support from 14 percent more online donors than in 2017, […]

Taking Donors To The Action Ups Gifts...

As community foundations take on the position of community educator and partner of peer organizations, several United Way affiliates have assumed similar roles. The Heart of West Michigan United Way in Grand Rapids initially started bus tours to orient new board members, according to Maribeth Groen, marketing manager. As staff began participating, the idea came […]

#GivingTuesday Revenue Gains...

If your inbox was overflowing with email messages on #GivingTuesday, you weren’t alone. The seventh annual global day of giving, held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, has become the kick off to the annual holiday giving season, and email seemed to the channel of choice for solicitations. The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tenn., about 90 […]

Index Shows Gains For Half Of Tracked Charities...

Online giving among small organizations jumped more than 7 percent, for the three months ending in November, among more modest gains throughout the latest Blackbaud Index, released yesterday. Organizations of all sizes generally saw modest gains in both overall and online giving, with one exception. The lone outlier was online giving among small organizations (less […]

Mid-Level Donors Respond To Access...

Perception of what makes a mid-level donor varies by organization. In the case of WWF, a Partner in Conservation comes in at between $1,000 and $9,999 of its roughly 1 million members in the U.S. and 5 million globally. How the organization dramatically boosted those numbers was discussed during a session at the a recent […]

Donation Record Hit After California Fires...

The North Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) has a staff of nine and typically raises about $5 million each year. The staff raised $8 million in 2017. But, during the month of November alone, the Chico, Calif.-based foundation received contributions in excess of $10 million as donors responded to the Camp Fire, the most destructive wildfire […]

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 […]