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Monthly Archives: May 2009
According to Philanthropy Journal, a study by ForeSee Results suggests that paying attention to your nonprofit website can improve your fundraising. People who are highly satisfied with a nonprofit’s website are 49 percent more likely to donate and 38 percent … Continue reading
A recent post on the Free the Nonprofits blog argues for the need of nonprofits to spend more of their budgets on advertising. According to the post, nonprofits are not surprisingly being squashed by big-spending, for-profit businesses with huge budgets … Continue reading
A recent study by the Greenlining Institute found that although Asians and blacks are represented on the boards of America’s wealthiest foundation in numbers that mirror their percentage of the population, Hispanics are underrepresented. Although Hispanics make up 15 percent … Continue reading
Once flush with corporate and private donations, rising ticket revenue and government subsidies, many nonprofit arts groups are now reeling and resorting to widespread staff layoffs and furloughs, canceled performances and tours, and truncated seasons, The Washington Post reports.
A recent survey sponsored by the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund of 1,000 adults who had given at least $1,000 or more in 2007 found that women were more likely than men to be the primary decision-maker in their household in … Continue reading
Colorado is one of five states that will benefit from the Commonwealth Fund’s Safety Net Medical Home Initiative, which is being done in collaboration with eight co-funders. The program will provide $6 million to help 68 community health centers in … Continue reading
According to a new study by the Commonwealth Fund entitled “Women at Risk: Why Many Women are Forgoing Needed Health Care,” women are more likely than men to have trouble getting needed care because they can’t afford it. About half … Continue reading
In an effort to help stem the decline in property values plaguing many neighborhoods and communities, the Ford Foundation has committed $50 million in program-related investment funds to a new nonprofit venture to help municipalities buy foreclosed homes from financial … Continue reading
A lack of easily accessible information on nonprofits’ websites is hurting online giving, says a new report from Nielsen Norman Group. According to the Philanthropy Journal article, after observing potential donors’ interactions with the websites of 23 nonprofits, researchers say … Continue reading