The end-of-year gift processing and reporting season is over, and most advancement offices are gearing up for spring solicitations and appeals. Now is a good time to review advancement’s strategic priorities and evaluate departmental effectiveness. One critical but often overlooked aspect in achieving a successful fundraising program is the relationship and interaction between gift officers […]
This week in philanthropy brings major gifts to a theater program, a botanical garden, a high education institution, and a global wildlife conservation organization.
This week brings large donations to non-profit organizations and universities and a huge loss for the world of philanthropy, as David Rockefeller passes away at the age of 101.
This week brings major gifts for universities and healthcare organizations across the country and Florida public universities and their affiliated foundations are under scrutiny.
Gifts to higher education reached $41 billion in fiscal year 2016, according to the latest Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) survey. This is only a 1.7 percent increase from the $40.3 billion in 2015, and almost no growth when adjusted for inflation. Harvard University raised the most money, $1.19 billion in fiscal year 2016. The top 20 higher education institutions raised a total of […]
This week in philanthropy Barnard College’s board of trustees voted to divest from energy companies that deny climate change and Harvard was ordered to reveal financial records of an influential donor.
Proper investment in a philanthropy office is vital to success. With that investment comes increased questions, such as “What will success look like?” These questions come from the C-suite as well as the board. Being able to properly answer the “success” questions about the results of your program can help create partnerships throughout your organization. The […]
This week highlights major gifts in education, a big milestone in one of the largest-ever fundraising campaigns, and a look at MacArthur grant semifinalists.
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 […]
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 […]