Higher Education Raises $46.73 Billion in 2018 According to the recently released 2018 Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) Survey, charitable support of colleges and universities reached $46.73 billion in 2018, up from $43.6 billion in 2017, a 4.6 percent increase when adjusted for inflation. This included a notable increase in gifts from “other organizations” – […]
Consultants: Annie Harm | Bruce Flessner | Desirae Hammond
As 2019 begins, we can look back on 2018 and explore important trends that have shaped philanthropy and consider how they will affect the year ahead. The world of giving has been shaped by at least five trends: 1. Volatile markets impact giving. December 2017 was a record giving month for many nonprofits in the […]
Review articles about the Fundraising and Regulatory Compliance Conference, EU-U.S. Privacy Shield on Health-Care Data Transfers and GDPR Guidance.
The former U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill coined the phrase “All politics is local”, well perhaps one can say that “All philanthropy is local”! The GivingUSA Report serves as a valuable benchmark for everyone working in the philanthropic sector of the economy. The impact of philanthropy will be profound over the next few […]
Please forgive the shout out to the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Giving is back and maybe better than ever or so it seems. Several news outlets or non-profits have announced significant gifts suggesting that big gifts are on the horizon. Judge for yourself: The Chronicle of Philanthropy reported 56 gifts of $20 million or […]
As posted on KDDnuggets. A paper written by Robert A. Muenchen.Among more interesting observationsR has the largest number of email discussions (by 2-to-1 margin), followed by Stata and SASthe number of R packages published on CRAN continues to grow e…
This survey offers year-to-year data comparisons in easy-to-read charts, along with “Action Items” for your development program.
On Wednesday the Federal Reserve released the minutes from their August 11 and 12 meeting. The Fed viewpoint was that the economic recovery steps had strengthened their confidence that the downturn in economic activity was ending. This end of the recession is also the dominant viewpoint in the survey of leading economists by the Wall […]
Giving in turbulent economic times presents special challenges. What worked one or two years ago may not be an effective approach right now. For a thorough analysis of giving strategies in this bear market, turn to the philanthropy experts at Bentz Whaley Flessner. Visit www.bwf.com to download the white paper on Giving in Tough Times […]
Our 2008 Healthcare Survey will help prepare your development program for long-term success through: Understanding what motivates affluent donors in making gifts to healthcare organizations. Designing and implementing strategies to build relationships with affluent healthcare donors. Shaping our major gift work with affluent donors during uncertain and challenging economic times. Download your complimentary copy of […]
Bentz Whaley Flessner urges caution in making the case for your institution based on the volatility of financial markets. In the long run, development programs will be asked to make the case for the permanent charitable capital of endowment. Communicating that current financial struggles occur because of an institution’s dependency on endowment can linger with […]
The U.S economys downturn is affecting fundraising results. In times like these, perceived cost centers are sometimes slashed through staffing and budget cuts. Increasingly sophisticated nonprofits are finding, however, that such cuts to cost centers can be counterproductive. This is particularly true of advancement and development services. Smaller staff using fewer resources will yield inferior […]
The retirement of approximately 78 million baby boomers has been the most widely anticipated demographic shift by gift planning experts in recent years.
Consultants: Bruce Flessner | Jennifer McDonough
In this expanded issue of the Occasional Papers, read how the economy, elections, and the rise of energy costs will affect your fundraising agenda in the lead article, “A Restless Time for Philanthropy,” by Bruce W. Flessner.
Is the U.S. economy headed into a recession? How will the current downturn in the stock market affect philanthropy? What can fundraisers do? Our January 2008 Client Advisory addresses these questions.