Nonprofits · Philanthropy

Nonprofits and Philanthropy in 2017

Subtitled: “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades”* …For Some 2017 hasn’t even happened yet, and already its impact is being felt by nonprofits and philanthropists. Some donors are giving bigger in anticipation of their future tax savings under a President Trump. Many nonprofits are already seeing more and bigger gifts from supporters who… Continue reading Nonprofits and Philanthropy in 2017

Philanthropy

Philanthropy Trend: Donor Dropouts and Decreases

Here’s a pretty disturbing summary of American philanthropy trends from 2015: In a Slate article posted yesterday, Helaine Olen notes that [emphasis mine]: Americans gave a record-setting $373 billion to charitable endeavors in 2015, according to the Giving USA Foundation’s annual philanthropic survey. When the Institute for Policy Studies crunched the data to discover who exactly… Continue reading Philanthropy Trend: Donor Dropouts and Decreases

Nonprofits · Philanthropy

Giving Tuesday: Yea or Nay? Actually: Both

I’m of two minds on Giving Tuesday–mostly negative. Typically, nonprofits don’t end up getting new donors from things like this. If you get money from an existing donor, it more than likely cuts into the other gift they were going to make. I’ve heard from some donors that it increases “donor fatigue”–the constant barrage of… Continue reading Giving Tuesday: Yea or Nay? Actually: Both