Canadian giving jumps
Almost six million donors contributed a record total of $7.9 billion to charity last year, a new study says.
That’s an increase of almost 14 percent over 2004, led by Alberta’s 21.1 percent jump, says the report by Statistics Canada.
The number of overall donors in Canada rose a slight 0.9 percent, but increased by almost 9 percent in the Yukon.
One in four taxpayers claimed charitable donation in 2005, with a median donation of $240, compared to $230 the previous year, the
Nonprofit connects Murtha, lobbyists
Here are the week’s top nonprofit stories reported elsewhere:
* A nonprofit formed in 2001 by a former aide of Democratic U.S. Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania functions as a gathering point for defense contractors and lobbyists with business before Murtha’s defense appropriations subcommittee, the Washington Post reported
New program boosts board leadership
Area nonprofits seeking board members, and individuals interested in serving on nonprofit boards and committees, now have access to a new networking tool.
Triangle BoardConnect, a free online service of the Executive Service Corps of the Greater Triangle, in partnership with the
Symphony endowment drive underway
By Todd Cohen
Aiming to raise $50 million for endowment over 10 years so it can expand by nearly a third, the North Carolina Symphony has raised $5.5 million since it began actively soliciting gifts in May.
Thanks to those gifts, the Symphony plans to add three new chairs next year, bringing its total to 68, up six from two years ago and closer to its goal of 82.
“The goal is to successfully transform the orchestra into a major American orchestra,” says David Chambless Worters, CEO and president.
The Symphony also
Fueled by teens, middle-aged adults and seniors, the volunteer rate in the U.S.
January fundraising events
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