Compliance for North Carolina Nonprofits
Compliance plays an integral part to the sustained success of your organization. In this first post in a series on nonprofit compliance, the focus is on rules and regulations governing nonprofits in North Carolina.
Universal Truths of Individual Donor Fundraising
Now in its third year of collecting national data, the Individual Donor Benchmark Project is starting to see some statistics stay steady. With these ‘universal truths’ of individual donor fundraising, you can strengthen your organization’s fundraising program.
By staying compliant, your nonprofit will have the freedom to solicit funds in any state where you are registered, and will give your donors the complete confidence to support your mission.
2012 a Stable Year for Higher Education Annual Funds: Fewer donors gave more, matching pre-recession national trends
Blackbaud study describes higher education fundraising for 2012 as ‘stable,’ with few donors making gifts but retained donors giving more. Rates are expected to remain flat until annual giving program develop more effective ways to engage and solicit younger alumni.
Nonprofit Governance Index 2012 Suggests Some Positive Trends and Continued Concerns
Nonprofits appear to be bouncing back, according to BoardSource’s Nonprofit Governance Index 2012. Compared to what was happening in 2010, nonprofits are launching more new programs and initiatives. Fewer nonprofits are cutting or freezing salaries.
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.
Individual giving key to stable funding
Any reliance on a single funding source is sometimes unavoidable, but the vulnerability it creates for a nonprofit should be the impetus to strive for diversification.
Fundraising: The art of storytelling and persuasion
Fundamentally, any fundraising ‘ask’ is an act of persuasion, and the most powerful element of persuasion is how well you tell your story.
Giving stumbles in 2008
Charitable giving by Americans dropped to $307.65 billion last year, a new report says, and 2009 could be another down year.