The share of first-time donors who give again is dropping precipitously, forcing many charities to think of supporters more like customers who need careful attention.
The 2013 Philanthropy 400
America's 400 largest nonprofits increased donations just 4 percent last year and say they expect 2013 to be flat, a Chronicle study finds.
- The Battle for No. 1 Charity Heats Up
- Charities Whose Donations Grew and Dropped the Most in 2012
$15-Million for Research
Among the 10 new grants posted today: $15-million from the Pritzker Foundation to the University of Chicago's Institute for Molecular Engineering for research projects. Search The Chronicle's database of more than 38,000 grants.
Search Grant Deadlines
New restrictions will worsen a long-term slide in giving by federal workers, charities say.
- Investment Returns at Small Nonprofits Lag Far Behind Benchmarks in Bull Market
- 70% of Charities Expect Gains in 2014
- Live Updates From the 2014 International Conference on Fundraising
- Staffing, Not Stigma, Is Biggest Fundraising Challenge for Mental-Health Charities
Ideas & Advice
Handwritten thank-you notes to donor are among the tactics that can help inspire people to give again.
- Combining Financial Data and Emotional Message Helps Camp Attract Repeat Donors
- Medical Center Gets Repeat Donations by Sending Anniversary Cards
- Columbia Works to Keep Alumni Support From Drifting Away
- Conn. Group Provides Donors VIP Treatment