Ideas from the NC Philanthropy Conference
“Be the Change” was the theme of last week’s Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Eighth Annual NC Philanthropy Conference. Read more for some ideas shared during the breakout sessions.
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Increases its Reach
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (MCSF) raised fifteen percent more funds in 2012 than in 2011. The funds made possible over $6 million in scholarships to over 1,900 military children.
Annual Giving Report Released
The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and Giving USA released The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2011 on Tuesday. In its 57th publication, the report aims to take a pulse of yearly giving to charitable organizations.
Research studies suggest ways to E.A.R.N. donations
Why do people give to charities? Although individual donors are unique and their perceptions of different charities are far from uniform, research has confirmed some common factors that increase the odds of getting donations.
Passion seen as key to fundraising action
Philanthropists Ann Goodnight and Jim Heavner say personal passion, bolstered by the support of a skilled development professional, are critical to successful fundraising.
Social Venture Partners gives over $26M
In its first decade, the venture-philanthropy group has invested in over 300 nonprofits.
Online donors seen wanting ease, emotional link
Most wealthy U.S. donors give online but nonprofits often miss opportunities to connect with donors, a new study says.
Schwab fund tops $3 billion
Schwab Charitable’s national donor-advised fund has raised over $3 billion in and awarded nearly $1 billion in grants since its founding in 1999.
Largest U.S. donors named
Two hoteliers, the late Leona Helmsley and William Barron Hilton, topped Slate Magazine’s annual list of the 60 largest American donors last year.