Finance

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Made Easy: A Step-by-Step Workbook

Publication date: 
11/2013

Peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns act as multipliers by tapping into your supporters' enthusiasm to grow your list of new donors. They can also strengthen your relationships with current donors. And as such campaigns become more common, so do online tools to facilitate them--but they can’t do the hard work for you. You still need to plan and run the campaign, teach participants how to act as fundraisers, and keep them engaged throughout the process.

Study Finds Private Foundations Rebuilding Assets After Recession Declines

Publication date: 
09/2013

Data gathered from 140 private foundations for the 2012 Council on Foundations–Commonfund Study of Investments for Private Foundations (CCSF) show that these organizations’ endowments returned an average of 12.0 percent (net of fees) for the 2012 fiscal year (January 1 – December 31, 2012), a significant improvement over the FY2011 return of -0.7 percent. The 2012 CCSF represents the first fruits of collaboration between the Council on
Foundations and Commonfund Institute: the most comprehensive annual survey of its kind by two leading authorities on foundation investment practices and governance.

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Results of Nonprofit Finance Fund 2013 State of the Sector Survey

Publication date: 
03/2013

While organizations show slight signs of financial improvement, this is also the 5th straight year in which they reported dramatic increases in service demand. 78% of respondents reported an increase in demand for services, about half of respondents weren’t able to meet that demand. Organizations that work on the front lines saw even greater community need, with 85% of respondents that served low income communities reporting demand increases and 63% unable to meet that need.

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