By Karen L. Berman Given all the charitable causes from which donors can choose, what makes colleges and universities worthy of philanthropic dollars? The question comes to mind amid the newly announced $10 million donation from well-known philanthropist Lorry I. Lokey to University of Haifa, representing the latest major gift from an American donor, foundation, or trust to the northern Israeli institution. While the University is of course … [Read more...] about Why Tens of Millions in American Philanthropic Dollars Are Supporting a Northern Israeli University’s Model
A new report from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute examines how individuals use impact investing and whether women and men do so differently. The study finds that while both men and women embrace impact investing as a way to achieve social and financial returns, households where men make charitable giving decisions - either as single men, or as sole deciders within their marriages - are more likely to replace charitable giving with impact … [Read more...] about Study Finds Men Are More Likely Than Women to Replace Charitable Giving With Impact Investing
Nonprofit leaders are expanding programs and hiring staff, according to the just released Nonprofit Finance Fund State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey.
The 2018 Survey raises the voices of almost 3,400 leaders of nonprofits across all 50 states and a wide range of sizes, missions, and work areas. Among its key findings:
Demand continues to rise faster than nonprofits' ability to meet it.
86 percent of respondents say demand for their … [Read more...] about New Nonprofit Sector Survey:
US Nonprofits Are Challenged, Creative, Unwavering
By Richard Marker Equity is the philanthropy word of the year. And last. And next. And well it should be. After all, what are we about if we don’t have societal outcomes that redress systemic injustice, inequality, racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia, age-ism, misogyny, nativism...? And to be sure, any of us who are philanthropoids know that it is a topic, or THE topic, at virtually every major philanthropy gathering. That doesn’t mean that … [Read more...] about Pedestrian Friendly vs. Pedestrian Normal – A Metaphor for Equity Metrics
Blackbaud, Inc. has released findings from its Next Generation of American Giving study that explores charitable habits and multichannel preferences of Millennials, Generation X, Baby Boomers, Matures, and includes a first look at the charitable perspective of up-and-coming Generation Z. In the latest installment of this series, last published in 2013, the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact™ shares insight into each age group’s giving … [Read more...] about Generation X Poised to be the Next Big Giver in Philanthropy