Giving USA Foundation

Sep 24, 2012

Nonprofit Organizations with Active Fundraising Boards More Likely to Meet Goal

In a research first, the Nonprofit Research Collaborative (NRC) finds a direct association between active fundraising by nonprofit board members and the organization meeting its fundraising goals.

May 13, 2011

Conducting a campaign ‘post-mortem’

A campaign ‘post-mortem’ involves taking an honest look at what did and didn’t work, information that can be used to improve not only your next campaign, but your entire fundraising program.

Aug 19, 2010

Turning annual-fund donors into major-gift donors

A careful cultivation plan, while taking time and patience, is key in helping consistent donors award large and meaningful gifts.

Jun 9, 2010

Giving in U.S. falls 3.6 percent

Charitable giving in the U.S. fell an estimated 3.6 percent to $303.75 billion in 2009 from a revised total of $315.08 billion in 2008, or 3.2 percent when adjusted for inflation, a new report says.

Feb 2, 2010

Planned and major giving await comeback

The seismic shift in the economy took a major toll on donors’ assets – and psyches – and could lead to long-term changes on both sides of the fundraising equation.

Jan 25, 2010

Give wisely for Haiti, experts say

Americans donated almost $190 million in the five days following the earthquake, and experts are urging donors to continue, although with care.

Nov 23, 2009

Quicker rebound in giving seen

Giving by households and individuals is not likely to reach 2007 levels until at least three years after the end of the recession, while the rebound in foundation grantmaking could take longer, based on past trends, a study says.

Nov 13, 2009

‘Tis the season to engage donors

Rather than just dropping year-end appeals in the mail, now is the time to cultivate relationships with donors and engage them with your nonprofit.

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.

Mar 3, 2009

Nonprofits weigh in on Obama budget

As nonprofit leaders begin to digest the details of the president’s $3.55 trillion budget, both praise and criticism emerge.