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…
America Questioning the Value of Philanthropy
Our nation is wrestling with what value we place on private giving and philanthropic institutions. Lawmakers are questioning the tax-exempt status of…
Key Adjustments Every Nonprofit Can Make Moving Into 2021
There’s still plenty of uncertainty over how 2021 will shape up. How should the wise nonprofit leader adjust to shifting conditions?
Consider These Unique 2020 Year-End Giving Opportunities
As year end approaches, nonprofits need strong support to continue their missions. Consider several unique 2020 giving opportunities to help boost your…
Ministry Overhead: Funding the Engine for Growth
It’s time for a fresh look at funding for ministry overhead. Recently, I got an email from Ministry Watch listing the top…
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.
Nonprofits Need to Take Data Security Seriously, Too
By now you’ve likely read about the Blackbaud data breach. Blackbaud is a top cloud software company that serves the nonprofit sector….
Let’s Stop Doing Grants—A Better Approach to Funding
No more grants? Let me explain. So often we think about grants as a gift to a specific nonprofit, and nonprofits tend…
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.
60% of Nonprofits Concerned For Viability
The nonprofit sector has lost jobs and funding in recent months, leaving nonprofits concerned about their ability to continue operating long term.
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…