…instead of saying, “Thank you so much for giving money to our organization so that we can change the world,” you want to say, “Thank you so much for making a difference in a child’s life.” See how the organization is removed from that narrative? Connection [with your donors] is sharing … like sharing chocolate or a movie. Connection allows you and that… Read more »
At a time when more Americans are in need of assistance but fewer are in a financial position to be able to provide it, Gallup finds a new low in the percentage of Americans reporting they donated money to charity. Seventy-three percent of U.S. adults say they donated money to a charitable organization in the past year, surpassing the prior low from the Great… Read more »
In 2015, the majority of US households (67%) gave to charity, donating about 4% of their household income. Households that itemized their taxes gave away on average around $5,500, The Motley Fool (an investment advisor renowned for its data analysis) reported.
Where does that charity go? Although religion customarily consumes the biggest slice of the US philanthropic pie (31% of all US giving in 2017; next largest: education with 14%), seldom does a household give to just one cause.
In chaotic times, leading an organization or board of directors and being responsible for charting a clear course forward for clients, employees, and the community becomes more crucial — and more challenging. Mental models or frameworks can be a useful anchor and source of stability. While we cannot predict with absolute certainty how the coronavirus crisis will impact the nonprofit sector, we can use available data to anticipate where and how the greatest needs and challenges will arise. Increasing our general understanding of the state of the sector could provide some mental frameworks to help us all make decisions and deploy resources in this critical time.
Based on the largest analysis of overall and online giving data, Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today announced the availability of its annual Charitable Giving Report, featuring the earliest, most comprehensive look at how fundraising performed in 2017.