February 20, 2014
Although a significant percentage of Americans said their personal financial situation has improved, a majority said they do not intend to increase their support of charitable organizations this year, according to the 2014 Dunham+Company/Wilson Perkins Allen State of Philanthropy Study.
February 10, 2014
Rick Dunham’s commentary from Blackbaud’s 2013 Charitable Giving Report “For those faith-based-affiliated charities that are increasing revenue, fundraising fundamentals continue to drive that increase,” said Rick Dunham, president and CEO of Dunham+Company, a fundraising firm in Plano, Texas, with just over 50 clients, including 30 based in the United States. Those fundamentals include effective integration […]
January 21, 2014
Charities are creating significant barriers to potential donors making online contributions, according to the first Online Fundraising Scorecard, an exhaustive study by Dunham+Company and Next After.
December 12, 2013
The Blackbaud Index reports that overall charitable giving grew 2.3 percent for the three months ending October 2013, compared to the same period a year earlier.
December 3, 2013
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.
October 28, 2013
In 2010, as charitable organizations were seeing a general increase in online donations, Dunham+Company commissioned a study* to try to understand what was driving this increase. Specifically, the study wanted to uncover…
October 3, 2013
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…
August 30, 2013
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.
July 23, 2013
Sixty-two percent of donors surveyed in a Dunham+Company/Campbell Rinker national study said they are now using smartphones, yet only 10 percent have used their smartphone or tablet to make a contribution via a charity’s website.