Donors want to be sincerely thanked for their charitable gift without being asked for another donation, according to research by fundraising expert Penelope Burk. Even enclosing an envelope for future donations in with a thank-you can put off donors, she found. Read more at insidephilanthropy.com!
Households with more than one child are more likely to give — and donate a bigger share of their income — if the eldest is a son, a new study finds. But parents with only one child are more likely to give and to donate generously if that child is a daughter. Read more at philanthropy.com!
For every $100 in new donations nonprofits gained in fiscal year 2014 over the previous year, they lost $95 in lapsed or reduced donations, according to a new survey.
While that 5-percent net gain in gifts is “disappointing,” said Nathan Dietz, senior research associate at the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute, the news regarding donors themselves is even worse: For every 100 new donors gained in 2014, participating nonprofits lost 103. < Read More Here on philanthropy.com >