PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-07-26T04:31:18-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Trustees Don’t Help Most Small Charities Raise Money, Says Study https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Trustees-Don-t-Help-Most/240641 2017-07-13T13:33:00-04:00 Only 38 percent of smaller nonprofits surveyed said board members lend a hand with fundraising from individual donors, according to a new report by Third Space Studio. By Heather Joslyn Progressive Nonprofits Poised for Growth in Support, Says New Study https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Progressive-Nonprofits-Poised/240636 2017-07-13T10:50:00-04:00 About 31 percent of donors to liberal causes say they’re digging deeper this year, according to a report by ABD Direct and the Mellman Group. But there are differences between those who give online and those who give by mail. By Heather Joslyn Number of Donors Who Gave Via Network for Good Has Jumped https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/online-giving-dashboard 2017-07-12T16:44:00-04:00 About 20 percent more people made contributions in June 2017 than in June 2016, but the number of nonprofits that received gifts rose only 1.7 percent during that time. By Ben Myers, Eden Stiffman, and Ariana Giorgi Major-Gift Prospects Get Little Face Time With College Fundraisers, Study Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Major-Gift-Prospects-Get/240460 2017-06-28T00:00:00-04:00 Faced with myriad opportunities but little time, gift officers visit barely half of the potential big donors in their portfolios each year, according to new survey by the fundraising-consulting firm Ruffalo Noel Levitz. By Heather Joslyn Fundraiser Salaries Have Barely Budged This Decade, Report Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Fundraiser-Salaries-Have/240411 2017-06-21T14:56:00-04:00 While 71 percent of people who raise money for charities got pay hikes last year, indicating continued demand for talent, median wages in the field have largely stayed flat, according to the latest survey by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. By Heather Joslyn Customers Gave $441 Million at Checkout Counters Last Year https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Customers-Gave-441-Million-at/240333 2017-06-14T09:47:00-04:00 Two children’s hospitals got nearly half of all donations from million-dollar point-of-sale campaigns, says a survey by Engage for Good. By Heather Joslyn Endowment Managers Still Upbeat on Economy, Survey Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Endowment-Managers-Still/240303 2017-06-13T08:00:00-04:00 Asset managers expect stock-market returns of up to 10 percent in 2017, according to the first-quarter report by NEPC. By Heather Joslyn Donations Grew 1.4% to $390 Billion, Says ‘Giving USA’ https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Donations-Grew-14-to-390/240319 2017-06-13T00:01:00-04:00 Modest performance in key economic indicators, coupled with uncertainty over the nation’s political direction, seems to have led to sluggish growth in philanthropy last year. By Timothy Sandoval Employees Want More Chances to Volunteer at Work, Says Study https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Employees-Want-More-Chances-to/240290 2017-06-08T15:12:00-04:00 Only 38 percent of workers said their companies offered organized chances to help charities, according to a new survey by Deloitte. By Heather Joslyn Nonprofit Endowments Performed Sluggishly in 2016, Chronicle Data Shows https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Endowments-Performed/240215 2017-06-06T08:00:00-04:00 With endowments struggling to generate robust returns, experts wonder if charities and foundations should tighten their belts — or lower their expectations. By Heather Joslyn and Peter Olsen-Phillips How The Chronicle Compiled Its 2017 Endowment Report https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-The-Chronicle-Compiled-Its/240196 2017-05-31T07:59:53-04:00 We surveyed hundreds of large nonprofits about their investment funds and drew data from IRS filings by more than 7,000 charities and foundations. By Peter Olsen-Phillips Millennials Embrace Both Online and Snail-Mail Appeals, Says Study https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Millennials-Embrace-Both/240146 2017-05-23T09:21:00-04:00 Persuasive websites and matching grants hold keys to getting young adults to give, suggests a new report by Dunham + Company. By Heather Joslyn Inside Philanthropy’s Boardroom 'Bubble' https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/foundation-board-diversity 2017-05-02T07:59:53-04:00 At the 20 wealthiest national foundations, which control $162 billion in assets, plenty of board members have degrees from top private universities, but only a handful live in rural or poor parts of the United States. Value of Volunteers’ Time Increases to $24.14 an Hour https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Value-of-Volunteers-Time/239856 2017-04-21T09:51:00-04:00 The labor that charity supporters contributed to all causes rose 2.5 percent in value in 2016 compared with the previous year, according to new analysis by Independent Sector By Heather Joslyn Nonprofits Seek Greater Diversity in Hiring, Study Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Seek-Greater/239487 2017-03-15T09:46:00-04:00 Funding is the biggest obstacle to organizations' efforts to diversify their staffs, according to new data from consulting company Nonprofit HR. By Heather Joslyn How Big Foundations Stay Big: An Interactive Guide to Giving Rates https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/foundation-distributions 2017-03-07T07:59:54-05:00 By law, private foundations must distribute at least 5 percent of their assets each year. This analysis of nearly 30 of the biggest foundations shows few choose to exceed that amount. By Alex Daniels Giving Climbed in 2016 but at a Slower Rate Than Before, Study Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Giving-Climbed-in-2016-but-at/239267 2017-02-22T11:30:00-05:00 Midsize organizations are finally rebounding from the recession, and online giving remains a bright spot, according to the annual study by fundraising-software company Blackbaud. By Eden Stiffman The Philanthropy 50 https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/philanthropy-50 2017-02-07T00:00:00-05:00 Search or browse this year's list of America’s biggest donors and all the past lists going back to 2000. You can sort by name, amount donated, source of wealth, location, and top cause. By Maria Di Mento Big Charitable Gifts: Where Donors Have Given $1 Million or More https://www.philanthropy.com/factfile/gifts 2017-01-26T15:21:00-05:00 Search our free database of charitable gifts of $1 million or more from individuals. You can sort by cause and by donation size to learn about contributions nonprofits or donors have announced publicly. This database is updated regularly to include new items. Volunteerism Rate Continues Slow Decline, Report Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Volunteerism-Rate-Continues/238465 2016-11-21T08:31:00-05:00 Just under 25 percent of Americans donated time to charity in 2015, with working mothers and Generation X leading the way, according to the latest annual snapshot from the Corporation for National and Community Service. By Heather Joslyn Young Women Help Drive Giving, Study Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Young-Women-Help-Drive-Giving/238413 2016-11-15T12:00:00-05:00 Female members of millennial and Gen X households are influencing them to donate more, according to new research. By Heather Joslyn Education and Kids Top Rich Chinese-Americans' Giving Priorities, Study Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/EducationKids-Top-Rich/238280 2016-11-02T10:46:00-04:00 The survey also found that Chinese-Americans are more likely than wealthy Americans overall to give to health-care charities. By Heather Joslyn A New Way to Give: Inside the Donor-Advised-Fund Explosion https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/donor-advised-funds 2016-10-27T07:59:00-04:00 A Chronicle analysis of 85 sponsors of donor-advised funds offers insights into the phenomenal growth of these giving vehicles that are challenging conventions of philanthropy. By Drew Lindsay, Joshua Hatch and Brian O'Leary How Much America's Biggest Charities Raise: 26 Years of Data https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/philanthropy-400 2016-10-27T07:44:00-04:00 Explore fundraising totals, trends, and other data on the country's largest nonprofits going back to the debut of the Philanthropy 400. By Peter Olsen-Phillips and Brian O'Leary Millennial Women Doubt They Can Make a Big Difference, Study Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Millennial-Women-Doubt-They/238195 2016-10-26T10:35:00-04:00 The survey by Achieve and the Case Foundation also shows a gender gap in volunteerism, donations, and views on government. By Heather Joslyn Churchgoers Gave Bigger Gifts but Smaller Shares of Income Over Time https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Churchgoers-Gave-Bigger-Gifts/238078 2016-10-14T11:11:00-04:00 Members of Protestant congregations gave 2.2 percent of income to religious causes in 2014, according to the latest analysis by Empty Tomb. By Heather Joslyn #GivingTuesday Donations Have Risen Steadily, Study Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/GivingTuesday-Donations-Have/238049 2016-10-12T11:42:00-04:00 An analysis of the first three years of the annual day of philanthropy by Blackbaud shows that charities of all sizes got bigger gifts with each year of the event. By Heather Joslyn Executive Pay at Charities and Foundations https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/executive-compensation 2016-10-04T08:00:00-04:00 The Chronicle's new compensation database includes figures for chief executives at the nation’s largest charities and foundations, regularly updated as new figures are made available throughout the year. Study Finds Jump in No-Strings Giving to Arts Groups https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Study-Finds-Jump-in-No-Strings/237829 2016-09-19T10:20:00-04:00 Fundraising efficiency is rising at cultural organizations, according to a report by the National Center for Arts Research. By Heather Joslyn Religion Drives $1.2 Trillion in Economic Activity, Says Study https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Religion-Drives-12-Trillion/237814 2016-09-16T09:00:00-04:00 U.S. congregations and hospitals, educational institutions, charities, and businesses shaped by religious values constitute an economy bigger than Mexico’s, according to new research. By Heather Joslyn Presidents and Faculty Gave Millions to Their Own Universities, Data Shows https://www.philanthropy.com/article/PresidentsFaculty-Gave/237465 2016-08-15T16:12:00-04:00 New data from The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Almanac also shows that Stanford University raised $1.6 billion in private support, more than double the amount of any other university except Harvard, which raised $1 billion. By Dan Parks 1 in 3 Charities Ignores Online Queries From Donors, Study Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/1-in-3-Charities-Ignores/237427 2016-08-10T11:53:00-04:00 Twenty-seven percent of the organizations surveyed also disabled Facebook Messenger, according to a new report by two fundraising consulting companies. By Heather Joslyn Schwab Donors Gave 12% More to Charities in Fiscal 2016 https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Schwab-Donors-Gave-12-More-to/237135 2016-07-14T14:57:00-04:00 Noncash gifts like stock and real estate made up nearly 60 percent of contributions to the organization’s donor-advised funds. By Heather Joslyn 77% of Donors Say Their Giving Will Stay Flat in 2016 https://www.philanthropy.com/article/77-of-Donors-Say-Their-Giving/236970 2016-06-30T12:09:00-04:00 Belief in a charity’s mission and knowledge of how gifts are spent drive philanthropy, says a new study by Gallup. But few donors were swayed by personal stories about beneficiaries. By Heather Joslyn Donations Grow 4% to $373 Billion, Says ‘Giving USA’ https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Donations-Grow-4-to-373/236790 2016-06-14T00:00:01-04:00 International and education organizations fared particularly well, according to the annual report on philanthropy in America. But are there signs of slowing growth ahead? By Timothy Sandoval