CFW 17.06.13

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on Jun 13, 2017 1:45:00 PM


Giving by individuals grows nearly 4 percent, driving the rise in total giving; contributions to all nine major philanthropy subsectors increase

“American individuals, estates, foundations and corporations contributed an estimated $390.05 billion to U.S. charities in 2016, according to Giving USA 2017: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2016, released today.

“Total giving rose 2.7 percent in current dollars (1.4 percent adjusted for inflation) from the revised estimate of $379.89 billion for total giving in 2015. (Please see below for a more detailed breakdown of the numbers for each philanthropic source and sector.)” [Giving USA]

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10 Random, but Interesting Stats About Online Donors Worldwide

“The inaugural edition of the Global Trends in Giving Report will be released on September 4, 2017.  The report is groundbreaking in that it is the only annual research project dedicated to studying how and why donors worldwide give to their favorite causes and charitable organizations.” [NP Tech for Good]

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Are Fundraising Best Practices Good Enough?

“We often read about “best practices” – those time-tested can’t-lose principles that can improve our chance for success. Fundraising is no different; after all, we’ve been at this discipline for centuries, and have been refining it using data since the early days of the computer age.

“But are best practices always the best? Or have they become crutches we lean on to make things easier?” [Opus Fidelis]

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Inspirational insight of the week: 

“Faith is to believe what you do not see. The reward of faith is to see what you believe.”

-St. Augustine

Turning Facebook Likes into Donors


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