Fundraising and Giving

Nov 4, 2019

Stretching Family Control Over Charitable Interests

When a private foundation is established alongside either a charitable remainder trust or charitable lead trust, you and your family can receive all the usual benefits of these trusts while retaining charitable control—potentially forever.

Oct 7, 2019

How to Re-Engage Inactive Donors For Sustainable Giving

"More than 75% of donors will give to a single nonprofit only once." So how do we foster a loyal donor community? Noah Barnett from Virtuous guides you in how to re-connect with one-time donors to create a positive and sustainable relationship.

Sep 30, 2019

The Rise of Giving: American Philanthropy in WWI

World War I was an important turning point in the history of American philanthropy. The efforts of Americans across the economic spectrum greatly expanded during and after the war and helped guide their response to World War II and beyond, leaving a distinctive mark on twentieth century humanitarian efforts.

Sep 9, 2019

Beyond RFM: The Key Insights Every Nonprofit Should Know

Nonprofits are perennially concerned with bringing in new donors and retaining relationships with old ones, but many still follow the old RFM model: Recency, Frequency, and Monetary Value. This model was developed when important relational data wasn't available, but times have changed. Read more from Noah Barnett of Virtuous about why nonprofits should round out the RFM model by leaning into modern strategies.

Aug 12, 2019

Making Nonprofit Revenue More Predictable

While it may not be possible to perfectly predict your financial health five or more years ahead, following a few simple rules will help maximize your mission success and longevity.

Jul 15, 2019

Revealing the “Invisible” 98% of Private Foundations

Foundation Source latest annual report on private foundation clients with assets of less than $50 million provides reliable insight into these smaller players. Page Snow shares some of the report’s major findings.

Jul 15, 2019

4 Ways Grantmakers Can Streamline Reporting

Expenditure Responsibility creates a feedback loop that makes relationships to international organizations stronger, more transparent, and more rewarding. CAF America offers some tips to help you strengthen your reporting process, build relationships with your grantees, and increase your impact.

Jul 1, 2019

Ensuring that Charitable Giving is Accessible to All Americans

Policymakers agree that the American spirit to give in support of our neighbors and communities should be easily accessible to all Americans, not just the wealthy. Calls are growing for a “universal tax deduction,” which would level the playing field for all taxpayers.

Jun 17, 2019

How to Skyrocket Donations This Summer

Reaching donation goals is always top of mind for nonprofits, but it’s no secret that achieving these goals can be stressful. Here are a few tips on how to overcome these challenges and reach your donation goals this summer.

Jun 3, 2019

Tax Benefits of Creating a Private Foundation

In addition to the many philanthropic reasons a donor might have for establishing a private foundation, there are also short-term and long-term tax benefits to consider. Foundation Source's Jeffrey D. Haskell shares four main tax benefits of giving to a private foundation.