“The Giving USA Special Report on Giving to Religion released [this week] was researched and written by the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy with support from the Giving USA Foundation™.
“The report is based on newly released data from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s Philanthropy Panel Study (PPS), which tracks more than 9,000 individuals' and families' giving and dynamic factors that influence those practices (e.g., employment, health and marital status) throughout their lives. PPS is the leading and most accurate resource for measuring U.S. household giving.” [Philanthropy Daily]
Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, President/CEO of NCDC, will present a webinar on November 14, which will address giving trends within the Catholic fundraising community.
All Catholic nonprofits are invited to participate in the NCDC Development Program Survey. The data from this survey will be included in the webinar presentation.
Survey participation deadline is November 3.
More need to know news:
- Opinion: If estate tax is repealed, charitable giving will take a major hit [Denver Post]
- Nonprofits Seek to Steer Donors to Give Cash, not Things [Nonprofit Quarterly]
- What to watch for in House GOP's tax reform bill [CNN]
- Understanding The 2017 Income Tax Reform Proposals: President Trump Vs House Republicans [Wealth Management]
“Rising inequality in America over the past four decades has undermined living standards and social mobility, dampened economic growth, and corrupted U.S. politics.
“But what about the effects of inequality on civil society and the nonprofit sector? That question has gotten much less attention. Yet there are growing signs that the vast chasm between the super-wealthy and everyone else is also having negative effects in these realms, too.” [Inside Philanthropy]
More emerging trends:
- Study: Nonprofits generate economy, jobs in Michigan [Detroit News]
- The State of Donor Retention in One Image [Bloomerang]
TIPS & TACTICS
“Boo! That’s your website scaring you into reality. And the reality is that people’s short attention spans means your website needs to provide visitors with easy access to everything in just three clicks. It must grab visitors’ attention, provide information, and spur visitors to action.
“Here are nine super scary website mistakes you should address before the year-end giving season is here and donors are too frightened to use your website! Don’t wait…these website mistakes can result in the biggest horror of all: missing out on donations in December!” [Network for Good]
More tips and tactics:
- 10 Ways to Keep Your Nonprofit From Becoming a Best Kept Secret [Bloomerang]
- Features NCDC Corporate Partner Terry Graves (Graves Fowler)
- A Donor-Advised Fund Horror Story, From the Donor’s Perspective [Bloomerang]
- Giving Tuesday Resource Center [Every Action]
- 3 Social Media Tools to Spice Up Your Online Presence [Nonprofit Hub]
“The more frequently a household attends worship services, the more likely its members donate to religious institutions, and give generously, new research shows.” [Religion News Service]
More Catholic chatter:
- Trump administration will shift international aid from UN to faith-based groups [America]
- Features NCDC Member Catholic Relief Services
Inspirational insight of the week:
"You cannot be half a saint; you must be a whole saint or no saint at all."
- St. Therese of Lisieux