Friday, November 13, 2009
According to the report, foundation giving will likely decline by more than 10 percent in 2009, closer to the higher end of the 8 to 13 percent range estimated by the Foundation Center earlier this year. Foundations’ Year-end Outlook for Giving and the Sector also indicates that foundation giving will decline further in 2010, as had been previously predicted by the Center."
In the new economy, South Florida's nonprofit community is retooling its fundraising approach with creative thinking and a return to grassroots work."
Pope Benedict thanked Catholics all over the world who generously give their time, their resources and their energy 'to witness to the love of Christ, the Good Samaritan,' who attends to those who are physically or spiritually needy."
A pamphlet describing state charities as an “Economic Force” from New Jersey’s Center for Non-Profits, an umbrella organization for state charities, noted that nonprofits employ over 288,000 workers in this state, accounting for 7 percent of its workforce."
During World War I, the Watauga chapter was charged with raising $4,200, or approximately $1 per registered voter, in 1918 toward the national Red Cross $100 million goal for the war fund campaign.
In the June edition, Rivers reported the chapter had exceeding the goal by raising $4,800, but continued to ask residents to step forward and continue the war effort fundraising and helping raise money for locals in need."
University of Minnesota achieves second-best year on record for philanthropy : UMNews : University of Minnesota
USC is seeking to break the record for the largest food drive for a non-charitable organization within a 24-hour period with its Beat Hunger campaign."
To Engage Or NOT Engage....: "An Action Checklist for Discovery, Recruitment & Retention
Whether it’s Bill Gates championing childhood immunization or actress Angelina Jolie, serving as Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, high profile philanthropists and celebrities can be a help.... or a hindrance."
by Mark Hrywna
The American Red Cross (ARC) is cleaning out its closets and having a garage sale of sorts. As part of cost-cutting measures, the ARC is closing a warehouse facility in Lorton, Va., leaving very limited space to store pieces not on display at its Washington, D.C., headquarters. Aside from what was kept, a large portion of the items in storage went to the National Archives, said Carol Robinson, director of creative resources, where the ARC has a permanent agreement to transfer collections."
Thursday, November 12, 2009
The organizations - which include the local branches of the Salvation Army, the YMCA, and the Boy Scouts - will launch a joint marketing effort tomorrow and are exploring cooperation in other areas, as well."
Henderson outdoors column: Venison donation program running despite problems | pressconnects.com | Press & Sun-Bulletin
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
New grant program to strengthen local nonprofit organizations | battlecreekenquirer.com | The Enquirer
Principles in Practice | Project Streamline: "If your organization has received general operating support from the Saint Luke’s Foundation in Cleveland, you no longer have to submit a final budget report.
The shift was made over a year ago, when staff realized the report was not relevant when it came to general operating support grants. “In the proposal, we already ask them to list their annual operating budget and the lump sum they want from us,” Peg Butler, grants manager at Saint Luke’s, says. “At the end of the grant, we don't need to know what they're spending on, itemized.”"
DMA launches report into mobile marketing - News | THE DRUM - Advertising, Design, Media, Marketing, Digital, PR - News, Information & Jobs
Below the line / UK
Marketers must go way beyond the current regulations to win consumer confidence in mobile marketing, according to the findings of a study published today by txt4ever in association with the Direct Marketing Association (DMA).
The Mobile Marketing White Paper: UK Spam Study polled consumers to identify the unwritten rules of acceptable engagement via mobile. Almost 70 per cent of consumers polled are happy to receive mobile marketing messages, and more than half stated that they would welcome SMS marketing messages from trusted brands with sales promotions and offers that they find of genuine benefit."
A New Brand is Born: What The Debut of The Jewish Federations of North America Suggests | eJewish Philanthropy: The Jewish Philanthropy Blog
Spotlight on recent donations to the Collection of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal : Portail Québec : site officiel du gouvernement du Québec
Volunteers wrote 53,500 letters asking friends and family to pledge money to the hospital, Bassow said.
Pledged donations start at $15 and will go toward cancer research and treatment at St. Jude."
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
The program, the result of legislation sponsored by Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Haines, in 2008 has already paid for hundreds of groups around the state, including a couple dozen in Juneau."
The kettle, actually made of lights, is about 56 feet tall and 24 feet wide and will be part of the Salvation Army's 118th Red Kettle Kick Off that begins Nov. 20 with a ceremony in which 25,000 red lights make up the kettle."
For the kids, seeing a local guy return as a successful business figure, 'sets up the concept that work really matters,' said Principal Liz Culkin. 'It's not pie in the sky.'"
The award, given earlier this month, specifically recognizes Placer Community Foundation for its two primary grant programs, the Technical Assistance Program, or TAP, and the Audience Development Program For the Arts."
National Philanthropy Day®, November 15, is the special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—have made to our lives, our communities and our world. This year marks the 24th anniversary of this special day.
You can also read a variety of coverage about AFP's National Philanthropy Day on our NPD Blog
Greenbrier PGA event starts charity program - News - The Charleston Gazette - West Virginia News and Sports
As was the case with her earlier initiatives, music is central, including a song by Lennon, but its use has evolved to accommodate the online generation."
Monday, November 09, 2009
For 29 years, Maine state employees have participated in a charitable giving project that has received little attention from the media and the public.
Always cited when things go wrong, state employees seldom receive the attention they should get when their efforts go right -- when they respond to the call to help their neighbors, when they save lives, strengthen families and improve communities."
IU students, Indiana Memorial Union going for world record with nationwide can drive: IU News Room: Indiana University
The concept seems simple enough, but national experts on charity fundraising say Charlotte would be breaking new ground. It's common for a single charity to hold a raffle, but rarely do confederations of charities join for such a cause, said Michael Nilsen of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
There may be good reason, too, he concludes: While a community raffle could educate thousands about Charlotte's charities, it might also be seen as a replacement for giving and volunteering. That could hurt in the long run, he says."
“Nationwide, the economy made people stop and rethink their giving,” University spokesperson Carol Wood said. Though the current economy is far from perfect, recent indications that the end is in sight have been encouraging to some prominent donors."
But philanthropy is far simpler. Philanthropy is the act of donating money, goods, services, time and/or effort to support a socially beneficial cause."
If you plan to give locally, start with local community foundations, which can help you decide how and where to give. In most cases, you can set up site visits and interviews with charity staff members."
We went looking for ways to give at this time of great concern about finances. Here are four smart strategies that we found:"
Despite the toughest of economic times, UNLV hits mark of $500 million in cash and pledges"
“Students who took the course showed a statistically significant increase in their willingness to give both their time and money,” Dr. Buinicki said. “Since these were students who already were inclined to give, seeing that they were even more willing to give at the conclusion of the course was very encouraging.”"
As part of the celebration of Highcrest Elementary School's 40th anniversary, school staff and parents will donate to a different charity each month."
“Usually a kettle that doesn't have a bell ringer, it's just a Christmas ornament,' said Waugus."