Donors Give More Regularly to Nonprofits That Communicate Impact
November 13, 2012

A report released by Blackbaud found that nonprofits could potentially improve their fundraising returns by better aligning with donors’ giving preferences and increasing transparency. The new report, Donor Perspectives: An investigation into what drives your donors to give, is based on survey results from more than 4,000 donors in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.

The report provides a view of the nonprofit sector from the donor perspective and compares results from Blackbaud’s recently released 2012 State of the Nonprofit Industry report (SONI), which gauged levels of nonprofit optimism and explored successful management strategies.

Cell Phone Donations Impacting Presidential Campaign Fundraising
November 5, 2012

The ability for supporters to donate via cell phones is having a significant impact on the campaign finances of both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama during the final months of the presidential race. A recent study by the Pew Research Center finds that 10 percent of donors to these campaigns have contributed through a text message or cell phone app. The study found 15 percent of Democratic donors made donations with their mobile devices compared to 6 percent of Republicans.

Next-Generation Philanthropy: Changing the World Study Released
September 20, 2012

Forbes Insights announced the findings of a new study, Next Generation Philanthropy: Changing the World, sponsored by Credit Suisse Group, as part of the Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy. This summer, in an unprecedented gathering of wealth and international philanthropy, Forbes brought together 150 billionaires and near-billionaires, including keynote speakers Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Oprah Winfrey, for a private discussion of ways to help solve the world's most intractable problems. The peer exchange, which focused on greater collaboration, sharing of best practices and up-front education, helped advance the conversation around philanthropy on a global level.