Receiving a one-time gift from a donor is only the beginning, but many nonprofits treat it like an endgame. This refresher workshop with Simone Joyaux reminds us, right smack in the middle of fundraising season, of the practical steps to keep donors over the long term.
Major donor scandals can get very hinky, threatening the reputations of the institutions they fund. In this case, the charges include everything you might want in a Carl Hiaasen novel, but not in a donor.
Private funding apparently did not increase to meet the needs of Central Florida victims and their families. Institutional and individual donors gave dollars budgeted for other nonprofits to be a part of the response to this crisis.
According to this new report from the Growth in Giving Analytics Initiative, human services agencies have done well recently at maintaining the higher level of contributions set during the Great Recession, but retention rates for them and, indeed, all nonprofits are seriously waning.
In the battle over educational strategy, significant amounts of money are being added to elections across the country. Donor anonymity makes it hard to know for sure if these are indeed local funds and this just represents local interests clashing over local issues.