The average American adult believes it is reasonable for nonprofit organizations to spend 23 cents out of every dollar on overhead expenses such as fundraising and administration. The problem is, that same average adult believes nonprofits actually spend 37 cents out of every dollar on overhead - in other words, 60% more than they should. These figures come from a new study conducted by Grey Matter Research (Phoenix, Arizona) among a … [Read more...] about How Much Overhead is Reasonable?
Forbes Insights has released the findings of a new study, "Next Generation Philanthropy: Changing the World," sponsored by Credit Suisse Group, as part of the Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy. This past summer, in an unprecedented gathering of wealth and international philanthropy, Forbes brought together 150 billionaires and near-billionaires, including keynote speakers Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Oprah Winfrey, for a private discussion … [Read more...] about New Study Released – Next-Generation Philanthropy: Changing the World
TechSoup Global finds NGOs are enthusiastic about cloud computing benefits but need more education and support TechSoup Global has announced the results of its 2012 Global Cloud Computing Survey of 10,500 nonprofits, charities, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from 88 countries - the most extensive technology survey ever conducted of NGOs around the globe. The report reveals that a majority of NGOs are planning to move their … [Read more...] about Global Survey Reveals Why NGOs Are Moving IT to the Cloud
How do Israelis assess the government's ability to deal with challenges? Do they have confidence in their elected officials? Released today, the 2012 Israeli Democracy Index provides critical insights regarding the public's opinion of the preferred form of government, the functioning of the political system, the behavior and performance of elected officials and key democratic values. The 2012 Index reveals that although the majority of … [Read more...] about New Israeli Democracy Index: Government Not Handling Challenges Well
Women of the Baby Boom and older generations give more to charity than their male counterparts and are more likely to give, when education, income and other factors affecting giving are equal, a new study from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University finds. “Women, in general, earn less and have less money in retirement than men, and they have a greater life expectancy,” said Debra J. Mesch, Ph.D., … [Read more...] about Boomer Women Give More to Charity, New Study Finds