While Atlanta has ranked in recent years among the top 5 most charitable communities, a late 2012 study by Charity Navigator ranked Atlanta 21st among cities whose charities are rated for financial health, accountability and transparency.
As most of you know, more charitable donations are made during November and December than in the preceding 10 months. However, 2012 presents some real challenges in determining when and how much to give, especially for those in the top tax bracket.
Just as with any other struggling industry, arts professionals are always hunting and experimenting to find the next workable revenue generating model that will help their organizations survive.
The third annual survey of the Millennials, released this summer, shows that The Three Ts are power forces in shaping the how and why of philanthropy for this group.
“For many that rely on philanthropy… this is not jus a tough year. This is going to be a tough era.” — Patrick Rooney, Center of Philanthropy at Indiana University
In many development offices around the country, there are discussions concerning the need to clean up data in fundraising systems. Donors are frequently “lost,” or at the very least offended, when data is misused or inaccurate.
By Heather Thornton, Project Manager A recent Chronicle of Philanthropy article about online fundraising trends caught my eye, as I am working with a client in a campaign whose online presence is of particular importance and for whom social media has played a role in spreading the word about their endeavor. This article* outlines… Read more »
By: Jarrad Howard We hear it all the time. It has become the current buzz phrase within the non-profit sector: “Your organization needs to have a social media strategy”. This is completely, 100% true. Every organization needs to have a presence in social media. However, when it comes to fundraising, the most important part of… Read more »
At National Philanthropy Day, presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Association of Fundraising Professionals earlier this fall, Alicia Philipp, President of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, shared a statistic reported in the Chronicle of Philanthropy: Atlanta ranks as the 4th most generous community among the top 50 metro areas in the country. In addition,… Read more »
There has been much discussion recently about the crossing of borders. In the nonprofit world, we see another border that is being blurred: the distinction between different nonprofit segments. We recently reported that giving to human services organizations has been flat compared with other sub-sectors and their growth spurts. What can this… Read more »