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 Facts on U.S. Foundations, the Foundation Center‘s new annual research study, […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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."
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.
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.
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.