March 8, 2009
As the Obama Administration and Congress have unveiled their plan for turning around the economy, grave concerns have been raised over the impact on charitable giving. Of particular concern is the proposal to limit the tax deductibility of charitable contributions among high net-worth households.
January 24, 2009
As the new year begins, Americans say they are putting the brakes on spending, including charitable giving, according to a recent Wilson Research Strategies survey commissioned by Dunham+Company.
October 5, 2008
Although the economic downturn continues to have an impact on giving, a poll conducted in late September shows some encouraging signs for charities.
June 1, 2008
A recent Wilson Research Strategies/Dunham+Company poll of Christian adults in America has found that nearly 50% of these adults have reduced their giving to charity as a result of the current economic situation.
May 31, 2008
46% of Christian adults–representing over 69 million people–tune in to Christian radio, and for those who don’t listen to Christian programming, nearly 1 in 4 (23%) say they are not interested in listening to Christian content while 1 in 5 (20%) say they prefer other content, such as news and sports.
April 17, 2008
The growing concerns over the economic slowdown and its impact on various sectors of industry have now seeped into the philanthropic landscape. Many not-for-profit organizations are concerned with the potential impact on their fundraising… with legitimate reason. They especially fear the “R” word — RECESSION — and what that could mean.
The following provides an historical overview of philanthropy during times of recession (based on data from Giving USA/Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University) and suggested strategies to focus on during these difficult economic times.
March 4, 2008
Four elements of multi-channel performance
The exponential growth of the Internet, while offering near-limitless possibilities for nonprofit fundraising, has also led to the questioning of traditional methods of fundraising.
At the recent Fund Raising Day in New York, sponsored by the New York chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, representatives of The Mellman Group and the A.B. Data Group offered several key findings about fundraising in a report titled “Comparing Apples to Oranges to Pomegranates: A National Review of Direct Mail, Online and Multi-Channel Donors.”