Apr 29, 2008

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.

Apr 15, 2008

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.

Apr 15, 2008

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.

Apr 1, 2008

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.

Mar 31, 2008

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.

Mar 20, 2008

What gay and lesbian donors want

Donna Red Wing paints a portrait of the gay or lesbian donor with statistics, motivations and personal experience.

Mar 18, 2008

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.

Mar 18, 2008

Planned gifts hinge on relationships

Linda Burr of CARE says nonprofits should approach donors as professional, trusted and ethical philanthropic partners.

Mar 13, 2008

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.

Mar 13, 2008

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.