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.
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.
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.
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.
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.