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Study: In-person ‘asks’ boost fundraising

According to a recent article in Philanthropy Journal, nonprofits can raise more money if donors are asked for gifts in person by people they know. A study commissioned by Campbell & Company and conducted by the Center on Philanthropy at … 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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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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Foundation investment returns dive in 2008

2008 was a bad year for foundations’ endowments. According to a Philanthropy Journal article, U.S. foundations lost an average of 26 percent on their endowment investments last year, a sharp turnaround from 2007, when returns averaged almost 10 percent. While … Continue reading

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Corporate giving to charity was mixed in 2008

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

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Lack of resources hamstrings nonprofits’ online efforts

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

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Among wealthy, women main decision-makers for charitable giving

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

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Online gift amount declined in 2008, but number of gifts to nonprofits went up

The average online gift amount was $71 in 2008, down $15 from 2007, for a group of 32 leading nonprofits analyzed in the 2009 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study compiled by F+R Strategic Services and the Nonprofit Technology Network. According to a … Continue reading

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Study: Good website equals more donations

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

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Report: Online giving to nonprofits hurt by website problems

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

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