An In-Depth Look at Giving USA for 2019 Purchasers

Published August 13, 2019

LIVE WEBINAR: An In-Depth Look at Giving USA for 2019 Purchasers August 20 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT Purchasers will receive an email to register Exclusive to purchasers of Giving USA 2019 products*, this August 20 Webinar presentation will feature Giving USA experts, explaining the important findings from this year’s report and what they mean for the […]

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Seeking Big Gifts: Steps to Build Your Major Gifts Program

Published August 6, 2019

By Angela E. White, CFRE Senior Consultant and CEO of Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates. Building a systematic major gifts program can have a dramatic impact on your fundraising ROI (Return on Investment). Establishing a major gifts program that is systematic involves creating a purposeful, organized, and ongoing program for identifying and cultivating relationships with donors […]

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Why Aren’t We Getting Grants from National Foundations?

Published July 31, 2019

By Lauren Steiner, JD President and Founder at Grants Plus. Nonprofit fund development directors may get this question from their executive directors or from members of their boards. It’s easy to understand why nonprofit leaders want national grant funding: grants from national foundations are typically large compared to grants from local foundations and may come […]

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Using Technology to Support the Human Side of Fundraising

Published July 15, 2019

By Aly Sterling, founder and president of Aly Sterling Philanthropy There is no doubt that technology has the power to revolutionize the nonprofit world—and in recent years, it certainly has. With all of the obstacles that nonprofits face, from fundraising struggles to data management complications, nonprofit professionals have been adopting rising tech trends to combat […]

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A Fundraising “High Five:” Graham-Pelton’s Top Five Takeaways and Actions from the Giving USA 2019 Report

Published July 9, 2019

By Graham-Pelton. Generous citizens contributed $427.71 billion in 2018. If every dollar given charitably in the United States last year was laid end-to-end, it would encircle Earth more than 1,500 times. Though cause for celebration, a deeper look at the results might give nonprofit leaders pause. Considering the figure in inflation-adjusted dollars, total giving decreased […]

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Donor Advised Funds and Donor Research: How They Can Work Together

Published July 5, 2019

By Liz Corney Content Marketing Manager at iWave. What is a Donor Advised Fund? Donor advised funds are now the fastest-growing philanthropic vehicle. Although they’ve been around since the 1930s, they have been growing in popularity since the 1990s. In 2018 they accounted for more than 3% of all charitable giving in the United States. […]

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Beyond People and Place – to Purpose: Engaging Aspirational and Transformational Donors

Published July 2, 2019

By Richard Tollefson, Founder and President, and Michal Tyra, Director of Client and Community Engagement at The Phoenix Philanthropy Group. Appealing to aspirational and transformational donors requires moving beyond typical prospect development – moving beyond simply looking at people and place – to purpose. Ask any competent development professional how to enhance fundraising performance, and […]

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Giving USA 2019 : Americans gave $427.71 billion to charity in 2018 amid complex year for charitable giving

Published June 18, 2019

Shaped by a mixture of countervailing economic and policy factors, total contributions grew 0.7% in current dollars, declined 1.7% adjusted for inflation CHICAGO [June 18, 2019] — Amid a complex climate for charitable giving, American individuals, bequests, foundations and corporations gave an estimated $427.71 billion to U.S. charities in 2018, according to Giving USA 2019: […]

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What Giving USA Can Do for You

Published May 16, 2019

Pre-Order My Copy Now Whether you’re a member of a development team, CEO, board member, nonprofit consultant, or educator, Giving USA 2019 is an essential tool for success. It’s more than an intelligence report—it’s a guide to informed fundraising. Giving USA 2019 is filled with opportunities to benchmark your nonprofit against national trends. The Practitioner […]

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