This week features large donations to non-profit institutions, the creation of Snapchat’s foundation, and a record year for educational fundraising.
This week highlights major gifts in education, a statement from President Trump regarding nonprofits’ political activities, and the launch of the Biden Foundation.
This week in philanthropy brought a boost of social services giving to non-profits in reaction to the current political climate.
2016 was a year of major world events from the U.S. presidential election to Brexit to the spread of the Zika virus to the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series! The world of philanthropy and fundraising was not without its own notable activities, trends, and events in 2016. Looking Back Record Number of Big Gifts At least 17 nine-figure gifts […]
This week features a recap of the biggest gifts from 2016, a profile of a prominent philanthropist, and a milestone from a fundraising dog.
Major Findings from the 2016 Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy In October, US Trust in partnership with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy released the 2016 Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy. This report gives us insights into high net worth (HNW) donors’ giving and volunteering activities, motivators, behaviors, and priorities. The survey results […]
Coaching and Mentoring Programs Can Increase Gift Revenue A young gift officer recently contacted her mentor, who thought the gift officer must be in a crisis. Quite the contrary. The young gift officer’s first words were an ecstatic “yay!!!” followed by cheers of joy! She was just leaving an event celebrating her first $200,000 gift, and […]
In the aftermath of the November 8th election, non-profit organizations have been asking themselves the following questions about President-elect Trump’s impact on charitable giving. How will President-elect Donald Trump’s income tax rate proposals affect charitable giving? What impact could Trump’s proposals to cap itemized deductions have on motivations for charitable giving? What impact might Trump’s spending and deregulation proposals have […]
This week features multiple major gifts to art museums, and an article regarding potential tax 2017 tax cuts’ impact on charitable giving.
This week in philanthropy, Facebook was in the headlines multiple times this week for company donations, employee donations and its impact on Giving Tuesday. Additionally, Caltech and the Henry Ford Cancer Center received major gifts to continue advancements in health.
Consultants: Anne Kvinge | Janet Cady
Boards Play an Important Role in Fundraising Boards play incredibly important roles in helping organizations fulfill their missions. One of the most important of these roles is helping organizations raise money. A recent study by the Nonprofit Research Collaborative found that active fundraising by nonprofit board members was positively correlated with organizations meeting their fundraising goals. […]
The December 2016 issue of Bentz Whaley Flessner’s Points of Practice offers valuable insights about how hospital CEOs and CDOs can partner to grow their institutions. If you’re a chief development officer, we encourage you to share this piece with your CEO. Its content—based on substantial real-time experience with top-performing hospital foundations—can be a useful […]
Consultants: Alexis Barber | Christopher Clark
The Stanford solution. Stanford started quite the commotion when they announced the end of their telefund program a few weeks ago. This bold move has initiated an important dialogue regarding the future of phone programs in development offices. But before you go pulling the plug on your telefund program, there are some important items your […]
This week highlights ways to get millennials involved in volunteering and major gifts in education.
Leadership Annual Giving Benefits Annual giving staff can often feel as if they are being pulled in multiple directions with priorities ranging from expanding the donor base, building a pipeline, and raising unrestricted dollars. The result is that annual giving staff are often left to determine—with finite resources available—how they can allocate and prioritize time […]