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.
February 12, 2013
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.
January 25, 2013
U.S. postage rates will increase on January 27, 2013, with nonprofit rates going up between one and four percent. But the postage increase is only the tip of the postal rate iceberg for nonprofits that face renewed Congressional attention on the idea of removing the nonprofit postage discounts altogether.
January 22, 2013
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 […]
January 3, 2013
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.
December 12, 2012
A plurality of Americans around the country oppose limiting or eliminating the charitable tax deduction for households earning more than $250,000 annually, according to a recent Dunham+Company/Wilson Perkins Allen study.
November 26, 2012
Although most Americans plan to continue to support their favorite charities this holiday season, more than two-fifths say they will not contribute to other organizations they have supported in the past or new ones, likely leading to a softening of support for charities, based on a recent Campbell Rinker/Dunham+Company national study of donors.
October 30, 2012
Each year The Chronicle of Philanthropy publishes the rankings of the top 400 charities in America. This list is what they consider a “bellwether of giving trends” as, according to The Chronicle, $1 out of every $4 from individuals, corporations, and foundations is raised by the nonprofits who make this list.
In 2011 this group ended up with an average increase in private donations of 7.5 percent. This is good news for this group of charities. But how did evangelical ministries that made the list fare?