Friday, February 18, 2011
A study says women are more likely to give to charities
Published: Friday, Feb 18, 2011 05:01AM
Pop quiz: You have just been assigned the job of raising a million dollars for a worthy charity that helps needy children. You have only a short time to get the job done and need to focus your efforts, and you have a choice between two mailing lists: one consisting exclusively of women, and the other of men.
Which list do you choose?
According to a recent study by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the University of Indiana, the smart choice would be the women."
The money is raised for Children's Miracle Network Hospital, Shand's Children's Hospital and the FSU College of Medicine Pediatric Outreach Program.
The Dance Marathon reached an all time high with over 3,500 student participants."
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Thursday, February 17, 2011
'The number-one reason people in America give is because they're asked,' he said. 'If people would research charities they want to give to on their own, there wouldn't be as much soliciting.'
Rather than spreading the love, benefactors should consider making fewer but larger contributions."
Nearly 70 percent of Americans make gifts to charity during their lifetime, yet fewer than 10 percent create legacy gifts. Why are people generous in supporting nonprofits during life but make no provision for them at death? Most have never been asked to do so!
Though we are in the midst of a significant generational transfer of wealth, organizations are not seizing the opportunity to talk with their supporters about the impact legacy giving can have on their mission-based goals.
Legacy gifts can enable organizations to achieve long-term financial stability and sustainability. Studies show that legacy giving offers a powerful means to enhance and diversify a charity's fundraising efforts because:
* It's a revenue source that typically increases during tough economic times.
* Almost everyone has the ability to create a legacy gift.
* For most people, it's the largest gift they can make.
* Investing in legacy giving efforts has a high rate of return.
* Legacy donors make larger annual gifts than non-legacy donors.
* There are many forms of legacy gifts that are very easy to create"
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Instead of offering half off manicures or Malaysian cuisine, a new Groupon-style site is raising money for small non-profits. Philanthroper, which features a new non-profit every day, aims to get people in the habit of giving with $1 donations."
Ohio State University is about to receive the largest gift in its history.
Leslie H. Wexner, his wife and the foundation of the company he founded will donate $100 million to the university in what OSU President E. Gordon Gee calls "a transformative moment" for the school.
Leslie H. Wexner, his wife and the foundation of the company he founded will donate $100 million to the university in what OSU President E. Gordon Gee calls 'a transformative moment' for the school."
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Study shows that athletic success, media hype negatively impact academic donations - Oregon Daily Emerald - News
According to data retrieved from the Council for Aid to Education, a New York City-based nonprofit established to conduct higher education policy research, the University's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics received $5.6 million worth of outright donations in 2000, increasing more than 200 percent to $18.1 million in 2010. Donations to academic divisions during the same time period increased less than 12 percent from $4.3 million in 2000 to $4.9 million in 2010."