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by ABC News
Sara Blakely, who became the youngest female billionaire in the world through her Spanx fortune, is also the first to join Warren Buffett and Bill Gates’ Giving Pledge. Buffett and Gates helped launch the Giving Pledge in June 2010, asking the super...
by FOX5 News
Michael Smith with the Case Foundation explains Giving Tuesday and ways you can give.
by Washington Post
Why, when, how and to whom do wealthy people give? It’s a core question for charitable organizations confronted with an uncertain economic climate while in search of donor dollars. A new video series produced by the nonprofit consulting firm...
by The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Shoppers flocked to retail stores last week to stock up on Black Friday deals.Today, a new effort called #GivingTuesday aims to motivate people to donate to or volunteer for causes and charities they care about.While it is too early...
by Nonprofit Quarterly
Buzzwords and catchphrases evolve when there is some cool opportunity for success. People get excited, and sometimes we realize that “easy” success actually only works in very specific circumstances. One of today’s buzzwords is crowdfunding....
by Katya's Non-profit Marketing Blog
Email is still the most important way to engage your supporters online, so take it seriously! So many email campaigns from nonprofits take too long to get to the point, have a dizzying array of information and lack one single call to action....
by Best TED Talks
In this uplifting talk, Katherine Fulton sketches the new future of philanthropy — one where collaboration and innovation allow regular people to do big things, even when money is scarce. Giving five practical examples of crowd-driven philanthropy,...
by Huffington Post
Back in 2010, I started a mission to give everyday for a year. Along my journey, I have received many questions from people asking for tips on how to start their own everyday giving mission. As I know it can be daunting at times, I have a compiled a...
Craig Newmark’s non-profit project, craigconnects, will pit four non-profits that work with U.S. veterans and military families against each other in a month-long competition. The organizations will compete for a portion of a $100,000 grant in...
In the wake of the tornadoes which ravaged the South a few weeks ago, many young people reached out to Splashlife, wanting to find a role to play in the disaster relief efforts. In response to our members' call for action, we created a nationwide...
by Nonprofit Marketing Blog
Making sweeping assumptions about donors and activists is dangerous. Our guesses are often wrong, and that’s why getting to know our supporters is critical to effectively engaging them.
by The Chronicle of Philanthropy
This year’s “Giving USA,” the annual yearbook of American philanthropy, reverses the story it told last year about how giving fared in the recession.It now says donations fell by higher percentages in 2008 and 2009 than at any other time in the past...
Case Foundation and SixDegrees.org Launch One-Day Match Challenge on CrowdRise for inaugural #GivingTuesdayTM The Case Foundation, CrowdRise, and SixDegrees.org (a charitable initiative of Actor and Musician Kevin Bacon in partnership with...
by The Center for Effective Philanthropy
Transparency has become an increasingly debated topic among foundation leaders and foundation-watchers. Some, such as the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, argue that foundations have an ethical obligation to be transparent. Brad Smith...
by JGA and Achieve
This study was designed to complement the 2010 Millennial Donor Study while providing new insights and deeper understanding of Millennial donor interests, engagement and motivations.
by Aradhna Krishna
Consumers appear to realize that participating in cause marketing is inherently more selfish than direct charitable donation, and are less happy if they substitute cause marketing for charitable giving. These results suggest that egoistic and...
Social capital markets and impact investing are growing globally. As governments around the world deal with austerity and traditional philanthropy proves insufficient to address a world of need, can social capital lead the way - providing large...
Philanthropy is changing around the world. From sharpening missions to increasing focus on execution, measurement, outcomes and impact, a social investment revolution is underway. Yet even the most successful philanthropists may lack the financial...
by The Bridgespan Group
The Cases started a foundation while in their thirties. They urge others to begin sooner rather than later in order to take advantage of their current networks, resources, and professional influence.
by Giving Tuesday
On Tuesday November 27, 2012, charities, families, businesses and individuals are coming together to transform the way people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. It’s a simple idea. Find a way for your family, your...
5 Fast Facts
These can be attributed to the Giving USA 2011 report and article found here.
- Total charitable giving has increased in current dollars in every year since tracking began in 1954 except in: 1987, 2008, and 2009.
- Total charitable giving was 2% of Gross Domestic Product in 2010, a decline from the level of 2.3% seen in 2000 and 2005.
- There are more than 1.28M registered 501(c)(3) organizations with the IRS. But in June 2011, 275K lost their tax-exempt status for failure to file legally required documents.
- Family foundations provided approximately 48% of all grants by independent, community, and operating foundations in 2010.
- The largest pledged gift in 2010 was $250 million worth of art and furniture from George M. and Linda H. Kaufman to the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.