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This week, Razoo reached a major milestone. As the fastest growing crowd-funding site for causes, we are now home to $100 million in charitable giving, more than half of which was raised in the past nine months! Hundreds of thousands of people have come together to support over 14,000 of their...
by Hub Spot Blog
As a nonprofit organization, asking for money is a pretty uncomfortable task. And in everybody's fast paced lives, convincing people to stop and listen is basically impossible. But thanks to the power of social media, this grueling task can be made much easier in several ways. All it requires is a...
by The Chronicle of Philanthropy
With more than $2-million raised for the victims of Friday morning’s shooting rampage at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., the Community First Foundation, the main local organization collecting donations, plans to give the first $100,000 raised, plus an additional $100,000 from the foundation, to...
by The Washington Post
The philanthropic organizations and foundations that make up Washington’s massive nonprofit sector are borrowing lessons from the business plans of their for-profit counterparts as they look to fulfill social missions and achieve financial sustainability. Those dual objectives may have once...
by Council on Foundations
Several months ago, I received an opportunity not afforded every emerging philanthropist—I attended the Council on Foundations Annual Conference, which gives newer professionals a platform to interact with seasoned persons in the field and newcomers alike. As the Fall Conference for Community...
When feminist writer Courtney Martin wanted to raise money to fund research into the future of online feminism, it made sense to turn to other women for funding. She called in Jacquelyn Zehner, chief executive of Women Moving Millions, a philanthropic organization made up primarily of women...
When McKinsey & Co. released its seminal study Big Data: The Next Frontier for Innovation, Competition, and Productivity, the firm confidently predicted that the world was "on the cusp of a tremendous wave of innovation, productivity, and growth, as well as new modes of competition and value...
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. Remember: The more you try to squeeze in that email...
Every Child Deserves a 5th Birthday is an awareness-raising campaign led by USAID in coordination with many partners who work tirelessly on behalf of the world's children. By inviting individuals to remember their own 5th birthdays, we hope to inspire the global community to do more to ensure...
by Wireless Week
Wireless Week spoke with mGive Executive Director Jenifer Synder about the foundation’s role in mobile philanthropy, its new initiatives and whether it plans to support campaign contributions for the upcoming election season.
I am always piqued by the Giving USA numbers. Statistics are always given in real value and then “adjusted for inflation” dollars. As far as I know donors and nonprofits are working on the dollars they have today, can spend/give today, cost of doing business today. So why not just say based on...
The recent JOBS Act has made it easier for small businesses to use the Internet to raise investments from family, friends, the community, and even complete strangers interested in their venture. The process, affectionately known as crowdfunding, helped raise $1.2 billion globally last year and the...
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.