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Monthly Archives: June 2009
Almost three in four of the nation’s 717 community foundations expect giving to fall in 2009, while 17 percent anticipate giving more, and nine percent expect no change in their grantmaking, according to a recent Philanthropy Journal article. Before the … Continue reading
According to a survey by the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, while more than half of American corporations gave more to charity last year than the year before, total giving declined slightly over the same period. According to the Philanthropy Journal … Continue reading
Foundations such as the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the James Irvine Foundation have loosened the strings on some grants to arts organizations to help them weather a severe downturn in fundraising and income from ticket sales and the like, … Continue reading
Overall giving in the United States declined last year by 2 percent, the largest drop since Giving USA has been keeping records of America’s donation. According to The NonProfit Times article, giving by individuals again made up about three-quarters of … Continue reading
While many nonprofits have built their staffs and processes around traditional marketing and fundraising activities, a lack of resources is preventing them from adequately pursuing online activities. According to a Philanthropy Journal article on a report by Convio, about nine … Continue reading
More than their male counterparts, wealthy women are the primary drivers of how much and to whom to donate, according to a report from Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund written about in Philanthropy Journal. Among people making at least $150,000, 46 … Continue reading
By Lisa Cirincione JVA Communications Senior Resource Development Associate/Researcher Mark Turner, Manager of Public Policy at the Colorado Nonprofit Association, discussed new laws on June 15, 2009, at the Association’s office that nonprofits should be aware of and the implications … Continue reading
The nation’s 717 community foundations increased their giving by an estimated 6.7 percent in 2008, to a record $4.6 billion, a new report from the Foundation Center, “Key Facts on Community Foundations,” finds. According to the Philanthropy News Digest article, … Continue reading
Philanthropy consultants are consistently reporting that donors are reevaluating their giving—preferring to continue to give to groups they know. According to a Wall Street Journal article, some donors are giving smaller gifts or none at all. Over the past year, … Continue reading