Reinventing the annual report to maximize impact
Is it time to change the format of your organization’s annual report? TrickleUp converts its traditional publication into online report that focuses on the change it is helping to helping to make in people’s lives and how can it demonstrates its effectiveness.
Ups and downs of insurance gifts
John Keith, assistant vice president of gift planning at the Indiana University Foundation, highlights the pros and cons of using life insurance as a planned-giving tool.
Generations seen as equally generous
Counter to what many believe, younger people are just about as generous as older people, although their motivations for giving may differ, a new report says.
The importance of a gift acceptance policy
Knowing when and why to say ‘no’ to a gift ultimately will serve your nonprofit well, philanthropic experts say.
Colleges raise more money from fewer alums
Fundraising totals at U.S. colleges and universities jumped 9.5 percent in 2007, despite declining alumni-participation rates and flat donor counts, a new report says.
Family-foundation giving jumps
Family foundations, which include some of the largest funders in the U.S., saw spikes in both assets and giving in 2006, a new report says.
What gay and lesbian donors want
Donna Red Wing paints a portrait of the gay or lesbian donor with statistics, motivations and personal experience.
Planned gifts hinge on relationships
Linda Burr of CARE says nonprofits should approach donors as professional, trusted and ethical philanthropic partners.
Fundraising with an activist’s vision
Trina Tocco manages more than just advocacy efforts as campaigns coordinator at the International Labor Rights Forum. And her advice on blending an organization’s mission work with its fundraising benefits more than just activists.
Donor focus should drive development
Annual, major, capital and planned giving are complex development techniques requiring seamless integration that focuses on donor motivation.