Refocusing Your Philanthropic Lens

The recent release of the Giving USA 2014 Report [1] underscores the continued generosity of Americans and our commitment to the noble work of countless nonprofit organizations.  As giving edges up towards being on par with pre-great recession contributions, one fact remains unchanged: support from individuals is where the real action is, whether personal gifts, gifts through family foundations or through bequests. 

The Hidden Value of a Comprehensive Annual Giving Program

As we are all painfully aware, philanthropic giving fell sharply during the recent recession and donations are still down about 8 percent from their 2007 peak of $344.5 billion.  As we attempt to bounce back, it’s time to get creative in asking.Rightly so, many development managers focus primarily on major gifts and the top 5 to 10 percent of the existing donor pyramid. 

Physician Partnerships in Grateful Patient Fundraising and a New Era of HIPAA

Patients and their family members are the major source of most hospital philanthropy. Indeed, hospitals have a unique relationship with this constituency, as they have a special duty and responsibility to them. That relationship can be based on deep life-altering experiences or simple routine encounters.