Seventy-four percent of churches across the U.S. now offer ways for congregants to give online, according to a recent Dunham+Company/Campbell Rinker study. As recently as 2015, just 42% of U.S. churches enabled online giving. Download the study findings This proportion grows to nearly 9 out of 10 among churches with congregations of 200 or more, […]
At a time when division, strife, and partisanship characterize much of our public discourse, #GivingTuesday provides a time for Americans from all walks of life, political persuasions, and religious affiliations to come together in the support of charitable institutions. To give back to our communities in a variety of ways. To refocus our attention on something that goes to the very heart of America.
Why is #GivingTuesday so important? Let me give you just a few things to consider.
Recently, Rick Dunham, President+CEO of Dunham+Company and a board member of The Giving Institute which produces Giving USA, asked Dr. Una Osili, the Director of Research at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, to participate in a Christian Leadership Alliance webinar to present the latest research on religious giving trends in America…
As any fundraiser can attest, the charitable tax deduction is not the primary motivator driving a major donor to give her gift, but it does directly affect the amount she gives. And it shouldn’t be lost that the entire value of planned giving is built off the power of the charitable tax deduction.
With the House of Representatives set to hold hearings Thursday on the future of the charitable tax deduction, Americans say they strongly oppose capping or cutting the deduction to help solve the debt crisis facing the country, according to a Dunham+Company national study conducted by Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Research.
In an ominous sign for charities, Americans say they will pull back on their giving in the coming year, according to the 2013 Dunham+Company/Wilson Perkins Allen State of Philanthropy Study. Donors indicated that their giving in 2013 will revert to recession-like levels, with 27 percent of adults – the same percentage as 2009 and 2010 […]
The purpose of this special update is to provide a summary of the provisions which will most directly impact charitable giving and to provide a simple explanation of one of the more complex provisions of the new law called the Pease Amendment.
“We often discuss with clients how direct mail is spoken language, not written language,” says Rick Dunham, President+CEO of Dunham+Company. “In this post, direct mail expert Tom Ahern, in his usual irreverent and blunt style, gives us a good reminder of how direct mail is so different and why.”
The overall increase in online giving is largely attributable to a jump from 44 percent in 2010 to 58 percent in 2012 among the Baby Boomer generation (people born from 1946 through 1964). In other words, the survey indicates that the raw number of Boomers giving online has increased by almost one-third in the last two years.
“It has been said that online social media is “word of mouth on steroids.” Key to that argument is a belief that online conversations will spread to hundreds or thousands of people (and maybe more) with the click of a mouse. But while that is theoretically possible, it is not the way online sharing usually works.”