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Fundraising

​The List a Quarter Century Later

In The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s 25th annual Philanthropy 400 list, the United Way again tops the leaderboard, but only $23.5 million separates them from Fidelity Charitable.

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What’s in a name? Big money for nonprofits.

In recent years, colleges, hospitals, museums, theaters, and social-service charities have begun offering their naming rights for new buildings, programs or other capital projects up to the highest bidder. While that’s nothing new -- for decades, big donors were honored for big donations – namings generally transpired discreetly. Today it’s a much different approach for many nonprofits.

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​The Healthcare Turnaround

Other nonprofit sectors can reap the same benefits as hospitals by following smart business practices in managing expenses on the labor and supply sides.

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​Recommended Reading: Fundraising Websites and Blogs

For sharing ideas, staying on top of new trends, and relevant articles with information to pass along to your teams, resources like The Chronicle of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Quarterly keep Chief Development Officers in the know. But there are also a... read more »

College Donations on the Rise

Earlier this year, the Council for Aid to Education released results of their annual survey, which showed that “charitable donations to colleges reached an all-time high of nearly $38 billion last year.” What is also notable is that donors increased the... read more »

Giving USA 2015 – The Good News

The Giving USA 2015 report is out and it is apparent that things are looking up. Giving USA: “The Annual Report on Philanthropy” is the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States.”

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