Do Private Foundations Hoard Wealth?
A look at the data on private foundations pushes back on the narrative that foundations are just sitting on billions of dollars…
The Donor Advised Fund Explosion
You may not have as much interest as I do in tracking the growth of donor advised funds over the years, but…
Donor Advised Funds and the Democratization of Giving
You might know I spend a good deal of time teaching fundraisers what I’ve learned from working with major donors, but today…
How Confident Are Donors For The Rest of 2020?
My friends at BBS & Associates published their Donor Confidence Report, offering insight into how U.S. donors are planning to give in…
Donor Advised Fund Giving Surges During Pandemic
Several recent reports show the strength of DAF giving. Through this time when many have experienced financial setbacks, DAF grants have increased…
Digital Fundraising and the Pandemic—6 Lessons
It’s quite possible that the pandemic has dramatically accelerated the digital fundraising space by 3-4 years.
Bypassing the Nonprofit—The Trend Toward Direct Giving
With wealthy donors and foundations giving cash directly to needy individuals, nonprofits may be worried about their role as intermediaries of aid.
20 Million People Stopped Giving to Charity
Between 2000 and 2016, 20 million Americans stopped giving directly to charitable organizations. That’s the report from the Urban Institute’s Shena Ashley in…
How Are You Giving in the COVID-19 Era?
What are your giving habits like in the COVID-19 era? See the results of a couple of surveys to see how others…
Maybe the Rich Aren’t So Stingy After All?
Sometimes it’s easy to blame the rich. Tax the rich—after all they make so much money—at least the adage goes.
Where is Charitable Giving Going in the COVID-19 World?
I get asked this a lot: Where is charitable giving going? It’s a pressing question in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic…
What Is a Donor Advised Fund Anyway?
Do you know how a donor advised fund works? Not many people do, though they’ve been around since 1914.