Nonprofit fundraising trends: In third straight year of gains, contributions reach $316.23 billion from American individuals, corporations and foundations.
According to The Washington Post’s Wonkblog, subsidizing giving through tax deductions benefits the rich but ends up costing charities and the government.
The House Ways and Means Committee released a 558-page report that provides details of how nonprofit organizations could be affected by the various proposal for limiting or changing the charitable tax deduction.
The new report from the William B. Hanrahan Fellowship at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy offers an in-depth analysis of publicly announced charitable donations of $1 million and above given to 12 different types of recipient organizations during the period between 2000 and 2011.
According to a new survey, more than seven in 10 nonprofits expect their donations to increase this year, even amid a challenging economic and political climate.
Development, in our vocabulary, is a process of “developing” relationships between people and an organization. Fundraising, on the other hand, is really a process of asking people for money.
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.
Clients often ask me, in my role as their consultant, “Why won’t you just make the ask for us?” As much as I enjoyed that role when I was a development officer, as an Alexander Haas consultant, I have to give the truthful answer: “It just won’t work!”
By Katie MacKenzie, Project Coordinator Volunteers are vital to every non-profit organization. We rely on them to help us do everything from volunteering a few hours of their time, to helping with a project, to assisting us in raising money during annual, capital or stewardship campaigns. We also rely on them to spread their drive… Read more »
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 »