What people decide to bequeath to charity depends on many factors, including tax laws. By Patrick Rooney Congress and the Trump administration scaled back the estate tax when they enacted the new tax law. Although the government didn’t do away with this tax altogether, as many conservatives had long called for, trimming the tax incentives the wealthy have to give could mean that some nonprofits will soon see their budgets pinched by … [Read more...] about How the New Estate Tax Rules could Reduce Charitable Giving by Billions
New resource provides data-backed insights on the latest household giving trends, as well as proven fundraising strategies to retain increasingly valuable donors in the changing landscape Blackbaud has released a new report, "Vital Signs Part 2: The Undeveloped Value of New Donors," featuring research-backed insight expanding upon donor behavior and specific retention strategies that map to the current giving landscape. This latest report … [Read more...] about Blackbaud Institute’s New Report Reveals Untapped Value of New Donors
By Avrum Lapin
One of the often heard hesitations among nonprofit boards and professional leadership is the fear that a capital campaign will compete with and ultimately erode annual giving. More times than not, when leaders discuss the need to launch a capital campaign, these questions arise. Will embarking on a capital campaign negatively impact our ability to obtain the funds that the organization needs to operate? Will a capital campaign … [Read more...] about Overheard… Competing Against Ourselves?
Will Our Capital Campaign Endanger Annual Giving?
A new report on American Jewish philanthropy details an increased focus on Jewish engagement, more giving with social or systemic change in mind, less giving to older institutions, and more collaboration among major foundations. Giving Jewish: How Big Funders Have Transformed American Jewish Philanthropy, commissioned by The AVI CHAI Foundation and authored by Dr. Jack Wertheimer, explores how the philanthropic landscape has changed fundamentally … [Read more...] about New Report on American Jewish Philanthropy shows Donors Rely Less on Established Organizations
Donor-advised funds are frequently identified as one of the fastest-growing vehicles for charitable giving, but the question of where those donor-advised fund grant dollars go has remained largely unanswered until now. A new report is the first to uncover these answers. Among other findings, it identifies education, religion and public-society benefit organizations as the types of nonprofits that attracted the most donor-advised fund grant … [Read more...] about Education and Religion Attract the Most Donor-Advised Fund Grants