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Episode 47: Navigating the Notches

An increase from 3 to 4 stars on Charity Navigator can be associated with a 6% rise in contributions. For smaller charities, the impact can be as much as 11%. That’s not too surprising but what about when ratings drop? According to new research, there’s no impact on contributions. “There seems to be this asymmetric… Continue reading Episode 47: Navigating the Notches

Bonus Episode: #GivingTuesday 2021

#GivingTuesday in 2020 raised an estimated $2.47 billion both online and offline, which was up 25% from $1.97 billion in 2019. Almost 35 million people participated in 2020. What’s on tap for 2021? According to Woodrow Rosenbaum, that’s up to nonprofits. “We’ve been handed an opportunity. It’s not often that you have an industry that’s… Continue reading Bonus Episode: #GivingTuesday 2021

Episode 46: The 2021 NPT 100

MacKenzie Scott’s billions of dollars in mega gifts and American donors’ response to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) fueled the largest charities in the United States last year. The 2021 NPT 100 ranks the largest nonprofits in the U.S. that derive at least 10% of total revenue from public support. Colleges and universities are not included… Continue reading Episode 46: The 2021 NPT 100

Episode 45: The Charitable Tax Deduction & Civic Engagement

Nonprofits have been pushing for a universal charitable deduction for years. The CARES Act created a temporary tax deduction for charitable gifts up to $300 for single or married filers in 2020. Congress extended that into 2021 and increased the deduction to $600 for married couples. Two professors at the University of Virginia proposed a… Continue reading Episode 45: The Charitable Tax Deduction & Civic Engagement

Episode 44: Regulating CEO Pay

When the Nonprofit Revitalization Act passed in 2013, it was the first major overhaul of nonprofit regulations in New York State in 40 years. The legislation modernized rules around nonprofit boards and committees and, among other things, prohibited nonprofit officers from being present at meetings where their pay is discussed. In the years since, a… Continue reading Episode 44: Regulating CEO Pay

Episode 43: Checking Out Charity

You finish up your shopping and the cashier asks, “Would you like to donate to a local charity?” Do you give? If you do, how much? Or maybe they ask you, would you like to round up your total to donate the difference? Those are some of the scenarios in a recent experiment. Results of… Continue reading Episode 43: Checking Out Charity

Episode 42: Bitcoin and the Future Of Fundraising

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The American Cancer Society aims to raise $1 million exclusively through cryptocurrency. Its Cancer Crypto Fund will be renamed in honor of the first donor to contribute $250,000. Donations of at least $10,000 will appear on the Cancer Crypto Fund Wall of Honor. The Salvation Army launched a cryptocurrency option the week before Christmas and… Continue reading Episode 42: Bitcoin and the Future Of Fundraising

Episode 41: Multi-Channel Donor Communications

Fresh Research Podcast - The NonProfit Times

Research shows that multi-channel donors can be worth more than donors who give only online or only offline. But do nonprofits treat multi-channel donors like they’re worth two or three times more to their organization? A recent experiment looked at how nonprofits respond after a gift and the results could surprise you. Gabe Cooper,  CEO… Continue reading Episode 41: Multi-Channel Donor Communications

Episode 40: The Great DAF Debate

Donor-advised funds (DAF) have dominated philanthropy in any number of ways over the past decade, whether it’s increasing charitable contributions, boosting assets, or simply garnering attention within the public square. That could be why it takes a super sized episode of Fresh Research tackle the topic. This episode diverges from the usual format; instead of… Continue reading Episode 40: The Great DAF Debate

Episode 39: Best Nonprofits To Work For 2021

Even for the Best Nonprofits To Work For, 2020 was a difficult year. The United States Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA MAS) rarely has any voluntary turnover among its 21 employees. But like at many nonprofits, the pandemic forced difficult decisions. The organization laid off about one-third of its staff in July. It was among… Continue reading Episode 39: Best Nonprofits To Work For 2021

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