August 22, 2014


  • Harnessing big data to make small changes to the giving process can result in substantial increases in donations because charities appear more appealing and can target the right people, explains Jed Mole with Acxiom.
    December 16, 2013
  • Nonprofits can make real, game-changing progress in medical innovation, and the need for private philanthropy to close a critical gap that industry and government cannot fulfill has never been greater, says Neal F. Kassell, MD, founder and chairman of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation.
    December 9, 2013
  • A young Houston couple is planning to give away $4 billion—but only to projects that prove they are worth it. Can they redefine the world of philanthropy?
    May 30, 2013
  • NGOsource recently launched a new service that makes it easier for donors and grantmakers to provide international aid. While such philanthropy used to be fraught with risk, there now is increased assurance that funds directed thousands of miles away will be managed by a foreign non-government organization (NGO) that meets the rigorous standards imposed on tax-exempt organizations in the U.S.
    May 20, 2013
  • A recent PJ Snap Poll asked readers how increases in the 2013 payroll deduction and the highest marginal income tax rates will impact their charitable giving this year. Overall, the answer for three-fourths of the 248 people who responded is – not at all. Other research helps explain why.
    April 15, 2013
  • Lifeway Foods CEO Julie Smolyanksy leverages her company’s philanthropic outreach to address global issues related to violence against women and girls as part of the United Nation’s Global Mom Relay.

    April 8, 2013
  • The North Carolina Symphony’s mandate to provide educational outreach to all 100 counties, including performances for schoolchildren and curriculum support for teachers, requires constant and creative fundraising by the organization. “We operate as a model of public-private partnership,” says President and CEO Sandi Macdonald.
    March 28, 2013
  • With one-third of annual donations collected in December, many by first-time donors to an organization, retaining as many of those as possible into a new year is an invaluable strategy for your nonprofit.
    February 18, 2013
  • An anonymous donor bucks profile expectations to provide a generous and inspiring gift to purchase and donate a home to serve battered women in rural southeastern North Carolina. Experts say there is much to be learned – and repeated – from such heartfelt philanthropy.
    February 11, 2013
  • In the second survey of Trend Spotter, a special project of the Institute for Nonprofits at NC State University, 100 respondents across North Carolina described what it was like to raise money for their nonprofit organization over the last two years. Consistent with national trends, respondents say creative fundraisers are helping to attract needed dollars. Direct appeals with established donors also remain effective.
    January 28, 2013
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