Reviewing the ethical statements now required to be accepted when renewing my Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) status last month, I was particularly struck by the following points in the International Statement of the Ethical Principles of Fundraising: Fundraisers will always respect the free choice of all individuals to give donations or not. Fundraisers will… Read more »
Do you feel like giving was up last year? Do you feel like it was down? Well, either way you could be right. According to the findings of Giving USA, 2018 was an uneven year for philanthropy, with some subsectors experiencing significant increases, while others saw significant decreases. It was also a year that saw… Read more »
Last month, the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) wrote about an interesting study conducted by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation in coordination with Fiscal Management Associates (FMA), which works with organizations around issues of capacity building. The subject was how to help nonprofits achieve and maintain financial stability. Year in and year out, this… Read more »
The healthcare industry is changing dramatically. Traditionally, funds were raised to build large hospital buildings, acquire specialized equipment, and ensure proper and enhanced staffing with the expectation that everyone would eventually come to the hospital to receive care. With rapidly emerging technology, increased access, and sweeping changes to healthcare costs reimbursement models, healthcare institutions recognize… Read more »
Not 24 hours after the announcement of the world’s largest gift to higher education, there were those eager to criticize it. “Wait, Is Bloomberg’s $1.8-Billion Donation to Johns Hopkins a Good Thing?” screamed the headline in the November 20th issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Michael R. Bloomberg’s gift will enable the University to… Read more »
As we celebrate the $410 billion given in 2017, many consider philanthropy to be in a Golden Age. Not surprisingly, there are once again expressions of concern about the influence of large foundations.
On June 19, 2018, David King, President and CEO of Alexander Haas, presented the Giving USA 2018: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2017 results at the monthly AFP Atlanta Chapter breakfast. A full recording of the presentation as well as the Q&A session is available. Please provide your name and email to… Read more »
An increasing number of museums and cultural centers are adding community engagement curators (CECs) to their staffs to build two-way conversations about how to make our work more relevant to our neighbors and to give them a voice in what we do within and outside the museum walls.
One of the challenges facing development leadership today is the retention of key staff members. Turnover in development is high. In fact, some would argue it is an unprecedented high.
Giving has changed. Many of us have phone in hand most of the day and spend hours in front of our computers. Quinetha Frasier joins the podcast to share how MyPledger is making the switch to digital giving easier, for both organizations and donors, and why tracking the success of campaigns through data is essential.