Trend-watching: The 2013 Philanthropy 400 and Navigating Rough Fundraising Waters

October 23rd, 2013
Boy, the fundraising reports just keep coming!  Yesterday my Chronicle of Philanthropy arrived with this year’s Philanthropy 400, a listing of the organizations raising the most money nationwide.  In light of the Urban Institute/AFP report we looked at the other day, it’s somewhat sobering news — if the top 400 are navigating rough waters in 2013, then you can bet it’s really tough going for the smaller organizations!... Read more »

One is silver, the other is gold…

October 16th, 2013
Although camp season is a distant memory this time of year, when I read the new 2013 Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report from the Urban Institute and Association of Fundraising Professionals, I couldn’t help but think of the old campfire song, “Make new friends but keep the old / One is silver and the other’s gold.”  That report is a powerful cautionary tale for nonprofits in our region.... Read more »