Four Easy Ways to Land Corporate Donations

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Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy found that, between 2000 and 2011, 60 percent of donations over $1 million went to organizations that were in the donor’s immediate geographic area. Fundraising Major Gifts corporate donations corporate giving csr

Nonprofit Research Collaborative Releases First Report | Nonprofit.

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The coalition includes the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University , GuideStar USA , the Foundation Center , the Urban Institute’s National Center for Charitable Statistics , the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Blackbaud. Of the organizations receiving gifts for Haiti, 59% passed the donation along to another organization and 41% funded their own relief efforts.

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Wild Apricot Blog : Online Donations: Survey Shows Potential for Growth

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We have a busy year ahead, supporting new solutions in Washington (State 2-1-1 and Crisis Connections), Indiana (Real Services as well as the entire AAAA network across the state), a new Addiction Recovery site for Wisconsin 2-1-1, converting jmany current customers to our new platform, and and thousands and thousands of Social Determinant Assessments. Plus of course, our work in disasters, volunteers, gifts-in-kind, and more. February 11 is National 2-1-1 Day !

Alumnus' largess to Butler includes one Big Dawg |

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Alumnus' largess to Butler includes one Big Dawg | "Not found in other small colleges in Indiana, the supercomputer was made possible by the largest personal gift ever made to Butler: $5 million from Frank Levinson, a 1975 Butler grad who helped found Finisar and made millions in fiber optics

6 Key Insights from the Inaugural donorCentrics Athletics Benchmarking Group

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Participants: Boston College, Dartmouth College, Indiana University, Marquette University, Oklahoma State University, and University of Colorado – Boulder. 1] The benchmarking group analyzed all donors giving to athletics (including season ticket holders and gifts attached to seating).

High Net-Worth Individuals: Your Joyful, Generous and Inspired Donors

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In a 2010 study by Indiana University and Bank of America, HNWI donors reported giving on average $35,000 a year when not engaged and $124,000 when engaged. Engaging HNWI in thoughtful, meaningful and productive ways resulting in them being “All In” garners mega gifts.

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Charitable Giving Grew to $373.25 Billion in the U.S. in 2015

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Giving USA is researched and written by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Giving by foundations, which includes grants made by independent, community, and operating foundations, grew from 15% to 16% percent of all gifts made in 2015.

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npNEXT 2013

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Director of Research | Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Million Dollar Gifts and Donor Loyalty. npNEXT was an experimental event to bring together experts and fundraising leaders from across the nonprofit sector to discuss emerging trends and next practices.

The One-Size-Fits-All Donor Model Is so Last Century

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Adapting strategies to include women in the campaign leadership cabinet and to develop initiatives that will appeal to women will generate good will and good gifts from them. At bbcon 2015 , some of the top minds in the nonprofit industry came together to present Big Idea sessions.

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Strengthen Fundraising Before the Next Recession

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The same is true with major donor fundraising and lower level donor cultivation; small dollar donors are the pool for future middle and major level gifts, and it’s risky to let that pool run dry. I am by no means a financial genius.

5 Interesting Facts from the Giving USA 2011 Report

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The Giving USA 2011 report is out and the team at The Giving USA Foundation and the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University have given plenty of data and statistics to sift through. The largest pledged gift in 2010 was $250 million worth of art and furniture from George M.

Great reads from around the web on January 24th

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Besides average gift amount, what might we expect?" " New Research Proves the Business Case for Product Giving : PitchEngine : Get the Word Out™ – "New research from Indiana University concludes that businesses can do well by doing good through product philanthropy. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of January 24th).

A Message from Your Donors: Wish You Were Here

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Adrian Sargent, Professor of Fundraising at Indiana University, describes the industry’s approach to donor retention by stating that while academic interest in the subject has been nil, even “practitioner interest in the topic has been scant.

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TechSoup Honors Unsung Heroes

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I'd like you to meet Kerry Thomson at Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County, Indiana; Lori Chidgey of Corazon Ministries in San Antonio, Texas; Betty Martin of Cape Girardeau Public Library in Missouri; and the late Rory Foster of the Northwoods Wildlife Center in Minocqua, Wisconsin.

Admitting the Problem: Your Donor Retention Needs Work

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Hartsook professor of fundraising at Indiana University. Find a few methods that work and start regular mailing/communication after an initial gift. “A

Little Giants, Big Money: Lessons in Social Media Fundraising From a Liberal Arts College

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Indiana’s Wabash College flies under a lot of peoples’ radars. By the end of 24 hours, Wabash had reached 2,329 gifts and raised over $465,421. They averaged 2 gifts per minute and $199.84 per gift. I should know, because I chose to attend there despite living 600 miles away in Nebraska. Wabash is small (901 students last year), all male (one of three such institutions left in the country), a traditional liberal arts school and the best decision I’ve ever made.

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Sheldon is an amazing guy: a Silicon Valley serial inventor and entrepreneur who’s known as the Indiana Jones of geophysics. At my first meeting with this donor and Robert, Benetech received an incredible unrestricted one million dollar gift. When I first started pursuing the idea that technology can be harnessed to the cause of social good, it was pretty far out.

Giving USA 2011 Report

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The Giving USA Foundation and its research partner, the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University , has released Giving USA 2011: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the year 2010. billion in grants and gifts made by corporate foundations to recipient organizations and individuals.

Book Review: “Charity Case”

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But, they could deduct 100% of gifts to charity from their taxes. Dan Pallotta’s recent TED Talk, “The way we think about charity is dead wrong” , has garnered more than 1.2

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3 Ways to Use Social Media for Higher Education Fundraising Success

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Try a matching gifts program. And if you’re wondering how this is even possible, check out this real-world example from Wabash College in Indiana.

3 Ways to Use Social Media for Higher Education Fundraising Success

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Try a matching gifts program. And if you’re wondering how this is even possible, check out this real-world example from Wabash College in Indiana.

Go Holiday Shopping with Your Global Girlfriend

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According to a recent article in Muncie, Indiana's Star Press , "the National Retail Federation expects the average consumer to spend $791.10 If you're going to spend that kind of cash, why not give a gift that gives back? Global Girlfriend is an online fair trade store that sells handmade gifts made by women's non-profit programs and cooperatives. I'd love to compile a list of stores with gifts that give back.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Research Friday: Myths about Women as.

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Perhaps you have heard some of them: Women dont give large gifts. The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University recently distributed the results of a 2010 study, and all of the above were proven false. The report cites recent single gifts from women in excess of $25 million. Additionally, the report cites the participation of 100 women in a specific 2008-09 campaign, which generated $141 million with a minimum gift of $1 million.

Are Qwerty Monsters the Nonprofit Donors of the Future?

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A new report from Giving USA Foundation and the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University suggests that “Millennial&# donors (adults born since 1981) have different approaches to giving, and suggests ways to adapt to a more connected and global-minded generation.

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A Fundraising Cliff? What does the data say?

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But the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University says we are experiencing the second slowest recovery since 1971. Flickr Photo by Su Lin. Note from Beth: Here’s a guest post from my colleague Steve MacLaughlin that is a great example of “ data informed fundraising.”

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Research Friday: "Is Religious Giving.

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These data are provided by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University (hereafter referred to simply as "the Center") in Giving USA. However, there are indications that the average gift to religion is higher in some regions, such as rural areas that are not close to cities. But, as with all assumptions … this, too, would benefit from more research. ^ [1] Rooney, "Behind the Myths: The Truth about Religious Giving," Philanthropy Matters, Indiana University, Vol.

New Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy | Nonprofit Trends with.

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The study is part of an ongoing research partnership with the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University , which began in 2006. of wealthy households reported that they give when they believe their gift will make a difference 67% of wealthy households would somewhat or dramatically decrease their charitable contributions if they received zero income tax deductions for their donations 67.5%

I Want to Be a Grassroots Philanthropist!

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Bill Somerville makes the search for innovative funding opportunities sound like an Indiana Jones adventure. Grassroots Philanthropy by Bill Somerville and Fred Setterberg by Phil Cubeta of Gift Hub.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Why do people give charity?

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The research suggests matches lead to more giving, but the type of match — whether 1x or 2x or 3x the gift — had no impact at all. percent from the mid-’70s to the mid-’90s, according to the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

Online Engagement and Giving: Making the Most of Real Numbers


According to the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, the amount raised or pledged for Haitian relief efforts, including corporate donations during that period was $575.4 Research into both the "Wired Wealthy" and other consumers shows they visit organizations' websites before donating regardless of whether the gift is given online or offline. Alan Cooke, Convio.

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Debunking Five Myths of Online Fundraising


In the 2007 Philanthropic Giving Index report published by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University , only 34 percent of nonprofits surveyed reported success with online fundraising, and participants ranked online giving as the least successful fundraising technique in the survey. Americans gave an estimated $300 billion in individual gifts to nonprofit organizations last year. Myth #5: Raising 10 percent of all gifts online is a great goal. Thon Morse, Kimbia.