Monthly Archives: July 2009

Survey: Majority of wealthy people not cutting back on giving to nonprofits

Despite recent declines in company valuations, stock prices and real estate, high-net-worth individuals in the United States and United Kingdom continue to see philanthropy as a necessary expense and would sooner give up some of their comforts than cut back … Continue reading

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Foundation Center launches tool to visualize impact of philanthropy

The Foundation Center recently launched a data visualization tool to help grantmakers, policy makers, researchers and others better understand the impact of philanthropy around the world. According to the Philanthropy News Digest article, Philanthropy In/Sight ( allows registered users to … Continue reading

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Philanthropic support for women and girls is increasing

A report funded in part by the Wallace Foundations shows that philanthropic support women and girls is on the rise, according to a recent Philanthropy News Digest item. The report, Accelerating Change for Women and Girls: The Role of Women’s … Continue reading

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Report update: Economic outlook darkens for many nonprofits

There are signs that the economy is starting to affect nonprofits, according to a recent Philanthropy Journal article. At the halfway mark for 2009, nonprofits find themselves in a tougher place this spring than last fall, according to a new … Continue reading

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Individuals accounted for 75 percent of all donations in 2008

Giving by individuals was the largest single source of donations, accounting for $229.28 billion, or 75 percent of the total of all estimated giving in 2008. According to Giving USA statistics, charitable bequests totaled $22.66 billion for the year, making … Continue reading

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New fundraising method provides revenue for nonprofits with little effort

Eighty-two percent of all people book their travel online, and in the last year, the travel sector made $800 billion in commissions. What if there was a way your nonprofit could tap into these profits—without worrying about the Web site … Continue reading

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Education gap costs U.S. up to $2.3 trillion

A persistent gap in academic achievement between children in the United States and their counterparts in other countries deprived the U.S. economy of as much as $2.3 trillion in economic output in 2008, McKinsey research finds. Each of the longstanding … Continue reading

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Growing number of new grads shun Wall Street, opt for nonprofit and government jobs

As President Barack Obama urges young people to make a difference in the world and the recession crimps opportunities, new graduates are pursuing public-interest careers, according to a recent Bloomberg News article. Nationally, 27 percent of about 1.6 million graduating … Continue reading

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Need an easier way to find a personal connection to a foundation or corporation?

A new product is being tested that will allow you to map connections between people who are on the boards of foundations and corporations. Connection Finder is currently begin beta tested, but if you subscribe to FoundationSearch or BIG Online, … Continue reading

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U.S. association heads gloomy about revenue

In a March 2009 survey by the ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership, about two-thirds of the 1,100 U.S. membership associations contacted said they believe the recession will hurt their organization’s revenue and see their membership dues drop. According … Continue reading

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