Weekly News Recap: January 29, 2016

YMCA Calgary

YMCA Calgary, Crowfoot Branch (credit: CTV News Calgary)


Philanthropic controversy

Philanthropic personalities

Reports, research, studies, stats, facts

  • Corporate philanthropy can have a positive impact on employees This study has some very interesting findings. Of note: employees care more about impact and less about whether their pet project gets funding. In short, employees are more positively influenced by their employer's philanthropy when it is focused on a few strategic causes. (1/27/16)

  • First relationship fundraising research conducted in 25 years sheds light on philanthropic best practices New research from Adrian Sargeant and Ian MacQuillin. "Sargeant and team found that rather than blindly applying relationship fundraising to every individual donor, fundraisers should critically evaluate each fundraising situation to determine whether a “relationship” is the best approach." - thanks to APF eWire for sharing this with us. (1/21/15)

  • Special Report on Nonprofit Fundraising Campaigns PDF: Timely and comprehensive information on the state of campaigns (mainly U.S. but 88/1071 respondents were Canadian institutions). "Canadian charities indicated that a downturn in the economy, primarily gas and oil industries, has negatively affected their growth. Though not statistically significant, only 67 percent of responding Canadian charities feel they are on track to meet their fiscal year 2015 goals, compared to an average of 72 percent for responding U.S. charities." (December 2015)

Trends, opinions, voices from the sector

Opportunities and deeper reading

Life and career hacks

Large Gifts

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