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Going hand-in-hand with fundraising is the need to understand philanthropy – why and how people give to causes. This page compiles research and articles to assist organizations in conceptualizing the giving landscape and how to taylor their efforts to most benefit their mission.

Asking the Right Person for the Right Amount

Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
Three stories that highlight the importance of choosing the right prospective donors and asking for the right amount.
Posted on: January 29, 2021
Topics: Best Practice | Fundraising | Philanthropy

Struck by Duck: Do We Really Need This Data?

Source: The Center for Effective Philanthropy
The Center for Effective Philanthropy looks at the incredible specificity in medical coding—there are codes for "struck by duck" and "burn due to water-skis on fire"—and highlights the often overlooked cost of collecting data.
Posted on: November 2, 2015
Topics: Data & Research | Philanthropy

Do Competitive Prizes Drive Innovative Solutions?

A new report discusses the increase in government agencies and philanthropic organizations staging competitions as a way to promote innovation in solving difficult technological, social, and environmental problems.
Posted on: June 20, 2014
Topics: Data & Research | Philanthropy

5 Indicators for Identifying the Best Potential Donors

Source: Bloomerang
Bloomerang analyzed donor data from over 400 nonprofits, consisting of over 2 million individuals with a combined giving total of over $5 billion. They determined the 5 best indicators for identifying potential major donors, all of which can be found in either your own records or publicly available data.
Posted on: September 26, 2013
Topics: Fundraising | Philanthropy

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Chronicle is a newspaper for the nonprofit sector. In addition to their print news publication their website provides a variety of resources regarding philanthropy and nonprofits. They have a free email newsletter that provides a daily briefing on philanthropy news. Read More...
Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Philanthropy
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