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Economy Still at Top of Fund Raisers' Worries, Survey Finds

April 14, 2010, Chronicle of Philanthropy Fifty-seven percent of charities raised less money last year than in 2008—or had flat returns—according to a study released by the Association of Fundraising Professionals at its annual meeting here.

Forty-three percent of charities said they had raised more in 2009 than in 2008, the smallest share in the history of the nine-year survey, which drew responses from 345 American fund raisers and 350 Canadian fund raisers.

Recession Prompts Watchdog Agency to Loosen Fundraising Standards

December 7, 2009, Chronicle of Philanthropy - In recognition of the recession’s severe impact on charities, the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance announced today that it will allow organizations more leeway in meeting its standards for how much they spend on fund-raising and program activities.

Recession Has Varying Effects on Charities Across Europe

October 23, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — The recession has had a widely varying effect on charities in Europe, said speakers at this week’s International Fundraising Congress in Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands.

Donor Research Plays a Key Role in College Fundraising Success, StudyFinds

October 8, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Colleges that win the most contributions — in terms of dollars raised per student — have done so in part by spending more money than other institutions to hire full-time staff members to conduct research on alumni and other potential donors, according to a new survey.

How Charities Can Respond to Changing Donor Motivations

October 22, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Seismic cultural changes have fundamentally altered donors’ motivations and will shape their giving decisions in the years ahead, says Alan Clayton, a senior executive at the Good Agency, a London consulting company that specializes in nonprofit communications.

Most Charitable Among Wealthy Have Highest Net Worth -- And Are Happier,Too

October 14, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Wealthy people who give away 10 percent or more of their income to charity have built a higher net worth — and tend to be happier — than other wealthy individuals who give less, says Thomas J. Stanley in his new book, Stop Acting Rich … and Start Living Like a Real Millionaire.

Americans' Giving Unlikely to Rebound Anytime Soon, Survey Finds

August 6, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Economists and politicians are pointing to signs of recovery in the stock market and other economic arenas. But a new survey suggests that Americans’ charitable giving and other discretionary spending are unlikely to return to pre-recession levels anytime soon.

Economy Pushes Fundraisers' Confidence to New Lows

August 3, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Confidence in the fund-raising climate continues to be at or near record lows, according to the latest biannual survey of fund raisers conducted by Indiana University’s Center on Philanthropy.

New Study Looks at Traits of Donors Who Give the Most

June 6, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Loyal donors who give to the same cause for several years and those who recruit others to donate are the most-valuable supporters any charity can have.

Donors Show Rising Confidence in the Economy

May 21, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Battered by the recession, few donors plan to increase their giving anytime soon. But their confidence in the economy is now showing some signs of improvement — which could bode well for longer-term fund-raising efforts — according to a new survey.

Virtual Fundraising Conference Draws Global Audience

May 12, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Online fund-raising experts shared tips with more than 400 participants from around the world today in the first 24 hours of a three-day conference held entirely online.

Nature Conservancy Receives Multimillion-Dollar Gift From Moviegoers

April 29, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — The Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion campaign, to raise $1 donations—each dollar covering the cost of planting a tree in Brazil’s rainforest—has been among the most successful online fund-raising efforts to date, raising more than $830,000 in its first year.

Bad Economy Causes a Decline in Gifts From Direct-Marketing Appeals

April 14, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Donations to 75 of the nation’s largest charities have fallen in the past year, adding to problems caused by a multi-year decline in the number of donors who give in response to direct-mail solicitations, online appeals, and telemarketing, according to a study released today.

Fundraising Returns Reach New Low Point, Study Finds

New Orleans, March 30, 2009, Chronicle of Philanthropy — Forty-six percent of nonprofit organizations raised more money last year compared with 2007, according to preliminary findings of an annual survey, released here today by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.