The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Fundraising http://philanthropy.com/section/Fundraising/268/ Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:24:41 EDT <![CDATA[Giving Donors Data on a Charity’s Impact Doesn’t Always Lead to More Gifts]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/146179/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Giving-Donors-Data-on-a/146179/ People who give more than $100 to a charity are more likely to give again if an appeal includes data on effectiveness. Not so with donors who give less.

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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:03:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Offers 'Embedded Reporter’ Fellowship]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/146141/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Baltimore-Symphony-Orchestra/146141/ The reporter will write feature articles for the group's website and create lists and quizzes in hopes of drawing news-media attention.

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:14:00 EDT
<![CDATA[University President’s Pay vs. Top Fundraiser's Pay: Columbia University’s Approach]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/146027/ http://philanthropy.com/article/University-President-s-Pay/146027/ Top fundraiser Susan Feagin makes about $982 for every million dollars raised. The president makes $494 for every $1-million of revenue.

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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Online Giving Up 14% in 2013, Study Finds]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/146043/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Online-Giving-Up-14-in-2013/146043/ Both the amount and the number of gifts increased, according to a new study of 53 large nonprofits, including the AARP, Feeding America, Sierra Club, and Unicef.

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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Charity Finesses Fundraising Efforts to Bring in Gifts for Tough Causes]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/146021/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charity-Finesses-Fundraising/146021/ Open Society-Baltimore had to jump-start its fundraising to get matching money from George Soros and now has built a robust approach to attracting donations for its work on education and improving the criminal-justice system.

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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Alexandra Wheeler, Deputy Director for Development, Whitney Museum of American Art]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/146037/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Alexandra-Wheeler-Deputy/146037/ Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:30:00 EDT <![CDATA[Fundraising Pay Passes the $1,000,000 Mark]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/146111/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Fundraising-Pay-Passes-the/146111/ A new Chronicle study finds wide pay gaps among fundraisers at America's biggest charities, with some salaries reaching seven figures.

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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[United Way May Urge Congress to Reverse Federal Charity-Drive Rules]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145995/ http://philanthropy.com/article/United-Way-May-Urge-Congress/145995/ New restrictions will worsen a long-term slide in giving by federal workers, charities say.

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Lift Donor Loyalty: Advice From Experts]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145701/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Lift-Donor-Loyalty-/145701/ Handwritten thank-you notes to donor are among the tactics that can help inspire people to give again.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Combining Financial Data and Emotional Message Helps Camp Attract Repeat Donors]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145737/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Combining-Financial-Data-and/145737/ Covenant Heights Camp and Retreat Center, in Colorado, hit on a winning way to get additional gifts after it had to run an emergency appeal in the wake of devastating floods.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Medical Center Gets Repeat Donations by Sending Anniversary Cards]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145741/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Medical-Center-Gets-Repeat/145741/ Loma Linda University Health sends its supporters a card a year after their first gift to remind them to donate again.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Columbia Works to Keep Alumni Support From Drifting Away]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145733/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Columbia-Works-to-Keep-Alumni/145733/ Asking graduates to commit to giving and enlist friends to do the same are proving powerful.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Conn. Group Provides Donors VIP Treatment]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145739/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Conn-Group-Provides-Donors/145739/ The Connecticut Forum, wihch runs a current-affairs program, offers behind-the-scenes access to famous speakers and other perks to keep supporters giving.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[TV Station Emphasizes Monthly Donations]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145743/ http://philanthropy.com/article/TV-Station-Emphasizes-Monthly/145743/ Twin Cities Public Television now has 28,000 people who commit to giving automatically throughout the year.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Fundraising Blitzes Bring Colleges Big Money in a Matter of Days]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145719/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Fundraising-Blitzes-Bring/145719/ Borrowing from the momentum of crowdfunding and giving days, colleges are using online drives with lots of social-media promotions to show donors why small gifts matter.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nonprofits Shift Focus From Chasing New Donors to Building Loyalty]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145735/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Shift-Focus-From/145735/ 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.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Investment Returns at Small Nonprofits Lag Far Behind Benchmarks in Bull Market]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145583/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Investment-Returns-at-Small/145583/ A new study finds a big gap in the earnings of groups with formal investing strategies and those that don't have such plans.

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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:08:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Nonprofits Can Assess Their Fundraising Cultures]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145425/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Nonprofits-Can-Assess/145425/ A fundraising consultant's survey of nonprofits finds that it's important to have written philanthropy goals for all leaders.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Some Groups Don’t Want Fundraisers Enlisting Staff Help]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145451/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Some-Groups-Don-t-Want/145451/ Top officials and employees often don't want to make the adjustments that donors demand, even though groups that get everyone involved raise more.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Improve Unified Fundraising Campaigns: Advice From Experts]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145457/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Improve-Unified/145457/ As groups seek to make sure their email and other marketing efforts all promote the same message, it's important to avoid too much repetition and stay flexible.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Raising Money With a Mix of Methods Makes Tracking Vital]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145443/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Raising-Money-With-a-Mix-of/145443/ As nonprofits test coordinated email, direct-mail, and other campaigns, it's often tougher to figure out what makes a difference and what isn't necessary.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Everyone a Fundraiser]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145447/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Making-Everyone-a-Fundraiser/145447/ More charities are getting employees, board members, clients, and volunteers to pitch in to solicit donors.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[From Billboards to Bus Shelters to Email, Charities Try One Message]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145415/ http://philanthropy.com/article/From-Billboards-to-Bus/145415/ A growing number of charities are connecting separate strands of fundraising into unified campaigns and getting strong financial results.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[70% of Charities Expect Gains in 2014]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145437/ http://philanthropy.com/article/70-of-Charities-Expect-Gains/145437/ Thirteen percent believe donations will grow by at least 15 percent after 2013 showed strong gains following many years of struggle.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Live Updates From the 2014 International Conference on Fundraising]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145369/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Live-Updates-From-the-2014/145369/ Get the latest from our reporters at the Association of Fundraising Professionals' International Conference on Fundraising, in San Antonio, which ends today.

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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:31:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Staffing, Not Stigma, Is Biggest Fundraising Challenge for Mental-Health Charities]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145365/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Staffing-Not-Stigma-Is/145365/ A new study of more than 100 fundraisers highlights concerns that board members and chief executives don't understand fully what it takes to attract donations.

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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:52:00 EDT