Charitable gifts of $1-million or more from individual donors fell by 33 percent in the last half of 2008 compared with the same period in 2007, according to a new analysis of big gifts by researchers at the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy.
To: Geoff Peters
I enjoyed your article in FundRaising Success (“Fundraising and the Economy,” January). Couldn’t have come out at a better time. Your explanation of the two most vulnerable channels is insightful, and your multichannel point is right on target.
The 800-pound elephant in the room at the DMA Nonprofit Federation’s 2009 Washington Nonprofit Conference that took place in Washington, D.C., in January was, of course, the economy and how fundraising execs planned to cope with what could be a very tough time for charities.
Faith-based charities, which provide an enormous array of private social services to the nation's sick, elderly and poor, are facing unprecedented cutbacks from one of their biggest funders: the government.
Looking for a group of donors who are optimistic in 2009 and planning to continue or increase their giving? Small business owners would be a good start, a study shows.
Little known language in the economic stimulus bill, which would have seriously damaged philanthropic fundraising efforts by nonprofit hospitals - resulting in fewer donated dollars from grateful patients and a loss of essential health care services provided to the uninsured and underinsured - was successfully removed at the 11th hour thanks to the efforts of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP).
A third of donors in the UK intend to give less to charity over the next six months, according to new research.
Nonprofits already face the prospect of fewer donations amid turmoil at Wall Street firms and other companies. Now, they could face another donation deterrent: Washington's plans to curb executive pay.
Fundraising results from Carl Bloom Associates’ Direct Marketing Library Consortia ; a cooperative group of big and small public libraries across the country ; were very strong in the last few months of 2008. Acquisition direct mail response rates were more than double those for the year before for one co-op member and up about 80% year-to-year on average for all participating libraries.