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The rise of predictive analytics, mobilizing donors of color, cryptocurrency, the so-called culture wars, declines in household giving, and questioning the use of Facebook are but a half-dozen of the topics tackled in  “11 Trends in Philanthropy.” The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University released its sixth annual report highlighting issues facing the nation’s nonprofits in 2022. The Johnson Center…

Changes during the pandemic to long-held traditions and practices among foundations could very well continue into the future, according to new survey research from the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP). The Cambridge, Mass.-based CEP today released “Foundations Respond To Crisis: Lasting Change?” which shows that foundation leaders plan to continue practices such as providing a higher percentage of unrestricted grant dollars and streamlining processes to…

Disaster-related giving across foundations, donors, governments and corporations tallied almost $30 billion in 2019, according data in the annual Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 2021: Data to Drive Decisions from Candid and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP). The eighth annual report examined available 2019 data on global disaster-related philanthropy, analyzing funding from foundations, bilateral and multilateral donors, the U.S. federal government, corporations, and…

Good Worldwide, Good Worldwide’s social media operation Upworthy, and Net Impact, Oakland, Calif., have formed an alliance and launched Good Institute, a social impact nonprofit thought leader and social action think tank. The new, California headquartered think tank’s mission is to empower socially responsible organizations and individuals. Net Impact CEO Peter Lupoff has taken on the additional role of CEO for Good Institute. “The ever-increasing…

If you’d talked to nonprofit executives in the early days of the pandemic — think back 18 months or so ago — you’d probably forgive them for being fairly pessimistic about the near future. There was pestilence in the form of the coronavirus (COVID), which effectively shut down large gatherings and other activities. By mid-year 2020, no one knew how long it would last and…

When it comes to charitable giving, evangelical Protestants are just like everyone else — more or less. Those who attend church or read the Bible more often tend to give more to church and/or charity, as do those who are older and have higher incomes, but there are some who don’t give at all. “The Generosity Factor: Evangelicals and Giving,” a 32-page report released by…

On one side of the mid-sized nonprofits honored in NPT Best Nonprofits to Work For competition 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 are…

More than half (53%) of nonprofits have had greater demand for their services during the COVID-19 pandemic, and one-third are experiencing higher operating costs. Four in 10 nonprofits have cut operating costs, and one-third have pared back programs or services. That’s some of the data from the authors of Nonprofit Leadership Survey Report 2021 from Grassi Advisors & Accountants. Cutbacks hit smaller nonprofits harder than…

Direct cash payments, including stimulus payments and expanded unemployment insurance benefits, helped New Yorkers get by during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study. Cash assistance was used by individuals to cover things like rent, mortgage payments, utilities, and food. Once basic needs were met, people used cash assistance to pay down credit card debt or shore up their savings. The findings are found…

The largest one-day giving event in the United States hit another record this year. The 13th annual North Texas Giving Day eclipsed $66 million in charitable giving from more than 100,000 unique donors to benefit more than 3,300 local nonprofits. North Texas Giving Day for the first time had a presenting sponsor in Amazon. With the goal of increasing and diversifying donors, this year North…

Companies with well-connected directors and strong board networks score better than companies with weak board networks on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues, according to a new report. The Board Matrix: The (ESG) Value of Well-Connected Donors by Temi Olyeniyi and Zack Yang of the S&P Global Market Intelligence’s Quantamental Research examines the relationship between companies connected through shared board members and ESG performance. The…

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