The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Facts & Figures http://philanthropy.com/section/Facts-Figures/235/ Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:58:10 EDT <![CDATA[Shaking Up the Ranks of America’s Big Charities]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149479/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Shaking-Up-the-Ranks-of/149479/ The nearly 11-percent gain in giving to the 400 most successful fundraising organizations came in large part because of a surge in donations from the wealthy.

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<![CDATA[A Year of Recovery: Big Gains at America’s Top Charities]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149447/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Year-of-Recovery-Big-Gains/149447/ The 400 most successful fundraising groups in America increased donations by nearly 11 percent last year.

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<![CDATA[What Donors Want Now]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149487/ http://philanthropy.com/article/What-Donors-Want-Now/149487/ People who give to America’s biggest charities want candor, connection to a cause, and respect.

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<![CDATA[Face Time With a University President Accelerates Donors’ Giving]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149423/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Face-Time-With-a-University/149423/ A prominent Kansas State University alumnus says president Kirk Schulz takes the time to explain what’s needed and why—without the hard sell.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Social-Service Group’s Potential to Do More Inspires Donor to Give]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149419/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Social-Service-Group-s/149419/ Carol Wheeler’s giving to the Arc is relatively new, but she’s already asking friends to contribute, too.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Audubon’s Effort to Broaden Its Network of Support Appeals to Big Donor]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149433/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Audubon-s-Effort-to-Broaden/149433/ Maggie Walker says it’s inspiring to learn what other donors are doing.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Charities Seek to Attract More Boomers as They Mull Retirement Plans]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149445/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charities-Seek-to-Attract-More/149445/ Donor-advised funds and community foundations see a surge in donations, especially from people in their 50s and 60s.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[$4.4-Billion in Oil-Spill Fines Flows to Nonprofit Projects on the Gulf Coast]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149457/ http://philanthropy.com/article/44-Billion-in-Oil-Spill/149457/ More cash may be on the way as the legal wrangling over the 2010 disaster in the Gulf of Mexico continues.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[New to the Philanthropy 400 in 2014]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149463/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-to-the-Philanthropy-400-in/149463/ Organizations that made the list for the first time this year or are returning after being off the list for at least a year.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Off the Philanthropy 400 in 2014]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149461/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Off-the-Philanthropy-400-in/149461/ Organizations that appeared in the 2013 list but didn't raise enough money to be included in 2014.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Charities Whose Donations Grew and Dropped the Most in 2013]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149465/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charities-Whose-Donations-Grew/149465/ Private support for the National Academy of Sciences grew more than 955 percent.

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<![CDATA[Forecast for Fundraising in 2014]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149459/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Forecast-for-Fundraising-in/149459/ The Seattle Children's Hospital Foundation and Guild Association expects a 133.1% increase in private support.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Total Private Support to the Philanthropy 400]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149483/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Total-Private-Support-to-the/149483/ See how giving to America's biggest charities has changed over the last 10 years.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Food Banks Fared]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149471/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Food-Banks-Fared/149471/ A sampling of some of the largest Feeding America food banks shows a wide range in donations year over year.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How The Chronicle Compiled Its Philanthropy 400 Rankings of the Largest Charities]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149451/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-The-Chronicle-Compiled-Its/149451/ The list is based on cash and product donations as well as stock, land, and other gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations in the United States.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Charities Use Customized Tools and More to Keep Donors in Touch]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149449/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charities-Use-Customized-Tools/149449/ To compete for donations from the rich, nonprofits are using creative approaches like personalized videos, one-of-a-kind photo books, and password-protected web pages.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The 2014 Philanthropy 400]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149383/ http://philanthropy.com/article/The-2014-Philanthropy-400/149383/ Search the full list to find details about a single organization or filter groups by state and cause.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:08:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Income-Inequality Divide Hits Generosity]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149117/ http://philanthropy.com/article/The-Income-Inequality-Divide/149117/ The loyalty of people with low and moderate incomes has been sustaining some charities. The United Way of Northern New Jersey has been hurt by a big drop in giving by the wealthy, says CEO John Franklin.

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Sun, 05 Oct 2014 23:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[As Wealthy Give Smaller Share of Income to Charity, Middle Class Digs Deeper]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149191/ http://philanthropy.com/article/As-Wealthy-Give-Smaller-Share/149191/ The Chronicle’s nationwide study, How America Gives, shows the rate of giving declining in most cities and a continued trend of greater generosity in Republican-leaning states.

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Sun, 05 Oct 2014 23:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Changing Demographics Help Pull Las Vegas Out of a Charity Slump]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149121/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Changing-Demographics-Help/149121/ A city hit particularly hard by the recession is enjoying a burst of generosity from small donors who have been less transient in recent years.

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Sun, 05 Oct 2014 23:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Atlanta Bucks a Bible-Belt Trend With Strong Secular Fundraising]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149139/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Atlanta-Bucks-a-Bible-Belt/149139/ Philanthropy in many Southern cities is fueled largely by religion, but one outlier with a cosmopolitan flair finds success raising cash for health, housing, and other causes.

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Sun, 05 Oct 2014 23:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Affluent Suburb Struggles to Make Residents See Need for Local Giving]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149149/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Affluent-Suburb-Struggles-to/149149/ Lack of deep roots in the community and a preference for giving to local schools make charity support a challenge in Howard County, Md.

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Sun, 05 Oct 2014 23:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Cash-Strapped Nonprofits in Oil-Boom Region Go Begging for Workers]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149179/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Cash-Strapped-Nonprofits-in/149179/ Rents for one-bedrooms average $1,700, but the Salvation Army can afford to offer only around $13.60 an hour—hardly enough to expand a charity overwhelmed by requests for help.

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Sun, 05 Oct 2014 23:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Groups Explore Ways to Help People Left in Poverty by N.D. Oil Boom]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149131/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Groups-Explore-Ways-to-Help/149131/ The Bush Foundation is jumpstarting work to investigate the need for philanthropy and how to encourage more giving.

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Sun, 05 Oct 2014 23:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Prosperity Brings Challenges to North Dakota’s Overmatched Charities]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149133/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Prosperity-Brings-Challenges/149133/ People in need of help are streaming into the state's oil region, but the area ranks low in its rate of charitable giving.

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Sun, 05 Oct 2014 23:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How States Compare and How They Voted in the 2012 Election]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149169/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-States-CompareHow/149169/ Giving as a percentage of adjusted gross income ranged from under 2 to more than 6 percent in 2012, with residents of Millard County, Utah, giving the most.

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