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…
Endowment is a four-letter word?!
The Christian world generally shuns endowments. But why? Do endowments indicate a lack of faith in God’s future provision?
Election Season, Politics and Charitable Giving
Did you know that people’s political affiliation is linked to charitable giving habits? Not too long ago I read “What Election Season…
Choose Your Donor Advised Fund With Caution
“Not all donor advised funds are created equal,” writes Iain Bernhoft in Philanthropy Daily. DAFs are popular, but donors need to know…
Would You Give Away All Your Profits?
Giving is something that most people do after they’ve made money. But to give away all your profits from a business you’ve…
Giving Dropped by $7 billion in 2018 Among Major Donors
In 2018, major donors on the Chronicle of Philanthropy Top 50 listed gave $7.8 billion. That represents a marked decline from the…
Solve Poverty? First Understand the Poor
How well do nonprofits understand the poor they’re trying to help? And how well do they preserve dignity while offering that help?…