Network for Good

Do You Really Need a Donor Database?
April 2, 2012

Of course you do. When you have more donors than you can remember, you always need a database to keep track of them. But do you need a donor database in the traditional sense? Maybe the time has come to think about it in a new way.

Network for Good Releases Update to Digital Giving Index
March 5, 2012

Network for Good is pleased to share what it's learned about online giving across different channels in 2011: charity websites, giving portals and social giving sites. The Network for Good Digital Giving Index has been updated with insights and trends from 2011, including a Q4 review. This index builds on data and observations from The Online Giving Study and is updated quarterly to provide timely and relevant snapshots of the state of online charitable giving.

Impact of a Spike in Year-End Gifts Remains Unclear
January 18, 2012

A late surge of contributions in the last weeks of 2011 has made many charities hopeful of continued fundraising growth this year. But the picture is mixed.

A Chronicle of Philanthropy survey of 153 charities found that 55 percent raised more last year than in 2010, while one-third took in less and 12 percent stayed even. What worries many organizations is that nearly 40 percent of nonprofits say contributions have not bounced back to the amount they raised before the recession started in 2007.