By Joseph Stinn The end of the year is a popular time to give to charity. Historically, Americans have made 30% of their annual donations in December. Many of them get a head start on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving during the global online fundraising campaign … [Read more...] about Donors Need to Stop Pressuring Nonprofits to Pinch Pennies
A new report from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) helps fill a gap in knowledge about women’s foundations and funds - a diverse and dynamic group of organizations with a history of leading philanthropy dedicated to women and girls. The study builds on previous WPI res … [Read more...] about New Study From Women’s Philanthropy Institute Explores Goals and Impact of Women’s Foundations and Funds
By Richard Marker
There is a tendency in the media, and even within our philanthropy field, to be blinded by big bucks. A nine figure gift is guaranteed to get a headline and other larger gifts are likely to get outsize attention. Accompanying articles will mention the … [Read more...] about Is Money a Guarantor of Success?
A Question for Funders
Yes, we are in that time of year again. You know, the one that Hallmark celebrates 24 hours a day, filled with song and mirth and everyone celebrating together despite the inevitable travails, misunderstandings, and missteps. Somehow, by the end, it all works out perfectly. Sure, … [Read more...] about It’s That Time of Year Again… The Family Philanthropy Meeting
By Anya Samek Donors gave US$380 million to nonprofits during 2018’s Giving Tuesday donation drive. Many of the groups getting donations like those follow up by calling donors to thank them, leaving a voicemail if nobody picks up the p … [Read more...] about Calling Donors to Thank Them Doesn’t Make Them More Likely to Give Again