fundraising

Mar 14, 2016

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.

Feb 1, 2016

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.

Jan 4, 2016

Fundraising Compliance

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.

Apr 30, 2013

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.

Oct 3, 2012

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.

Aug 30, 2012

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.

Jul 11, 2012

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.

May 7, 2012

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.

Nov 29, 2010

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.

Jun 10, 2009

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.