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Oct 8, 2013

U.S. Foundation giving reaches an estimated $50.9 billion in 2012

News release Even through a period of unpredictability in the national and global economic and political environment, domestic foundation giving has continued to grow at a moderate pace. According to Key […]

Sep 30, 2013

Foundation Fair creates networking opportunities for local nonprofits and statewide grant-makers

Leaders of nonprofits that serve clients in small communities can find themselves at a geographic disadvantage when competing for funding dollars with their big city counterparts. The North Carolina Network of Grantmakers has created a replicable model with its annual Foundation Fair, which aims to level the playing field by bringing representatives of major regional and statewide foundations to local communities.

Sep 12, 2013

Update: IRS receives ACT Report; recommendations affect exempt organizations

IRS today receives report from the Advisory Committee of Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT). Committee member and Raleigh attorney Marty Martin presented recommendations from the Exempt Organizations group, which could affect about 1.5 million nonprofits nationally.

Sep 3, 2013

Easy-to-implement legacy giving strategies for small nonprofits

Nearly 70 percent of people make gifts to charity during their lifetimes; only 10 percent leave a bequest. Why? No one asks them! It turns out that the act of asking makes a huge difference. Simple Do’s and Don’ts can form the basis of your organization’s planned giving campaign.

Sep 3, 2013

PJ adds Planned Giving workshop to series of monthly webinars

Philanthropy Journal adds a Nov. 7 “How to Launch and Sustain a Successful Planned Giving Program” workshop to its series of monthly webinars to help nonprofit practitioners build capacity to better meet the needs of constituents. The daylong workshop will be presented by Jan Doolin, who delivered the popular “Endowment 101” training last February. For complete details, click here.

Aug 26, 2013

Personal philanthropy should reflect the donor’s passions

Milton Rhodes, retiring president and CEO of The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County disagrees with the provocative new book, "Reinventing Philanthropy," noting that “the arts enrich our lives every day, enhance our children’s education, create jobs, generate tax revenue to fund essential services and help corporations and businesses attract and retain the creative employees needed for a 21st-century knowledge-based economy.”

Aug 26, 2013

Why philanthropy needs reinventing

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Eric Friedman is the author of "Reinventing Philanthropy," a provocative new book which argues that philanthropy is broken because of donors who give based on "personal whims and preferences": "This type of giving is very different from trying to make the biggest dent in the causes that are most effective at helping others."

Milton Rhodes, retiring president and CEO of The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County disagrees, noting that "the arts enrich our lives every day, enhance our children’s education, create jobs, generate tax revenue to fund essential services and help corporations and businesses attract and retain the creative employees needed for a 21st-century knowledge-based economy."

Jul 22, 2013

More Latinas are making their mark in nonprofit fundraising

Despite well-intentioned family expectations for high-compensation prestige careers, more Latinas are finding success and satisfaction as nonprofit fundraising professionals.

Apr 15, 2013

Snap Poll: Increases in tax rates will not greatly affect charitable giving

A recent PJ Snap Poll asked readers how increases in the 2013 payroll deduction and the highest marginal income tax rates will impact their charitable giving this year. Overall, the answer for three-fourths of the 248 people who responded is – not at all. Other research helps explain why.

Mar 28, 2013

NC Symphony depends on donors to meet education mandate

The North Carolina Symphony’s mandate to provide educational outreach to all 100 counties, including performances for schoolchildren and curriculum support for teachers, requires constant and creative fundraising by the organization. “We operate as a model of public-private partnership,” says President and CEO Sandi Macdonald.