Philanthropy

Funding Faith: Raising Money For Religion-Based Organizations

Giving to religion-based organizations often tops lists of philanthropic statistics. In fact, in the recent Giving USA 2020 report, donors gave more than $131 billion to religion-based organizations in the United States in 2020.  Nonprofit professionals working in this sector of philanthropy cite a strong belief in their organization’s mission [...]

By |2021-07-21T15:14:19-04:00July 24th, 2021|Fundraising, Philanthropy|

8 Tried-and-True (Secret) Individual Donor Fundraising Action Tips

My last article of this two-part series, “Nonprofit Giving Trends and Future Fundraising Strategy,” began a discussion of smart fundraising strategies to take advantage of best practices and current trends. It covered broad brush strategies all nonprofits today should incorporate into their donor fundraising/marketing mix. Today, I want to offer [...]

By |2021-04-27T15:17:07-04:00May 3rd, 2021|Fundraising, Philanthropy|

Help Donors Leave Legacies: Create Philanthropic Autobiographies

 “People do not give to the most urgent needs, but rather they support causes that mean something to them.” This is the key finding from a report done by the Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy at the University of Kent: “How Donors Choose Charities.” They begin their study from [...]

Fundraisers: Don’t Look In Other People’s Wallets

Higher salary. Nicer car. An assistant. Perks.  Nonprofit C-level executives are compensated better than their coworkers. There is a definitely a wide wage gap between senior managers and fundraisers, program managers and those in the field. But does that automatically mean senior managers should be expected to donate at a [...]

Nonprofits, Say Yes To Employee Giving Programs

Never deprive someone the chance to become a philanthropist There are plenty of reasons to oppose employee giving: Pressure to give. Power dynamic. Staff already give through hours of unpaid overtime. Employees are underpaid. Disproportionately affects the lowest paid employees. In last week’s post, I looked at five reasons why [...]

By |2021-07-07T12:40:56-04:00February 11th, 2021|Nonprofit Management, Nonprofit Sector, Philanthropy|
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