We wanted to share with you some nonprofit articles, opinions and resources that caught our eye in the month of June.
87% #Millennials Donated To Charity Last Year & Stop Calling Them Selfish – “Results from the 2014 Millennial Impact Report by consulting firm Achieve are in, and it turns out today’s young professionals think giving back to their communities is important.”
3 Warning Signs of Fundraising Bogus Shiny Objects – “Every consultant or agency person knows a dirty little secret about serving nonprofits: Shiny Objects Sell. We know we have a much better chance of getting hired by a nonprofit if we show Shiny Objects.”
What You Need To Know about the New 2014 Giving USA Report – “Mid-June is always an important time every year when the Giving USA Report comes out. Giving USA is researched and written by the widely respected Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.”
Have Foundations Recovered From the Great Recession? – “According to a preview of the forthcoming edition of Key Facts on U.S. Foundations, estimated foundation giving reached nearly $55 billion last year, a record. That was close to $8 billion more than in 2008 — the peak year for foundation giving before the economic downturn. Even after adjusting for inflation, the country’s independent, corporate, community, and operating foundations gave $3.5 billion more in 2013 than they did in 2008. All good, right?”