Gifts up to Canadian community foundations
Despite economic turmoil, Canadians gave $346 million to community foundations in 2007, up 28 percent from 2006, a new study says.
The importance of a gift acceptance policy
Knowing when and why to say ‘no’ to a gift ultimately will serve your nonprofit well, philanthropic experts say.
Giving doubles in Pennsylvania
In 10 years, giving by individuals and foundations in Pennsylvania has doubled to $8 billion, seventh-highest among states in the U.S., a new report says.
Colleges raise more money from fewer alums
Fundraising totals at U.S. colleges and universities jumped 9.5 percent in 2007, despite declining alumni-participation rates and flat donor counts, a new report says.
Family-foundation giving jumps
Family foundations, which include some of the largest funders in the U.S., saw spikes in both assets and giving in 2006, a new report says.
What gay and lesbian donors want
Donna Red Wing paints a portrait of the gay or lesbian donor with statistics, motivations and personal experience.
Time seen ripe to embrace planned giving
Nonprofits waiting for the perfect time to start a planned-giving program may wait forever, development professionals say.
Planned gifts hinge on relationships
Linda Burr of CARE says nonprofits should approach donors as professional, trusted and ethical philanthropic partners.
Fundraising with an activist’s vision
Trina Tocco manages more than just advocacy efforts as campaigns coordinator at the International Labor Rights Forum. And her advice on blending an organization’s mission work with its fundraising benefits more than just activists.
Triathlete takes on homelessness
A Durham woman’s foray into triathalons becomes a vehicle for raising money and awareness to help homeless families and children.