"A number of institutions have stayed in campaign mode and are experiencing growth. At the same time, many are dealing with budget cuts. Expectations for raising new funds are high in this environment, even as prospective donors remain somewhat cautious in their philanthropy. What does not seem to change, however, is the desire to make gifts that are relevant, have an impact and meet urgent needs."
Chair, CASE Commission on Philanthropy
Chief Development Officer, Broad Institute
The most effective method for informing donors about the potential for matching gifts was direct interaction with donors during phonathons, followed by separate solicitation and stand-alone notification to individuals with an employment record reflecting matching gift potential.
87 percent of financial advisers expected income taxes to increase for most of their clients in the following 12 to 18 months; one in four predicted that their clients would increase charitable giving in order to offset tax hikes.
"2010 Advice and Giving survey" by the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, July 2010
86 percent of respondents who made charitable donations via text message said they would consider making larger contributions using another method.
Text Giving Donor Survey Report, mGive Foundation, February 2011
A Blackbaud global survey on the state of the nonprofit industry revealed that donors worldwide are demanding more accountability of nonprofits, with 40 to 80 percent of respondent organizations receiving requests from donors for reports on how donations are spent.
"Donors Demand More Accountability from Nonprofits, Survey Says," BriefCASE, November 2010
"In general, donors who have education as a central philanthropic focus are more likely to fund first and more generously the institutions from which they last earned a degree. The challenge for independent schools is to make the case why education at the primary or secondary level matters as much as the education received at a college or university. This needs to be front and center as part of one's advancement strategy."
Chair-Elect, CASE Board of Trustees
President, Catholic Memorial School
The largest campaign goal remained at $3.5 billion, after highs of $4.0 billion in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Perhaps reflecting the lingering effects of the recession, the number of campaigns of $1 billion and above in the 2010 report is essentially even with the number in the 2009 edition and about half of the number in the 2008 edition.
CASE Campaign Report 2010
International philanthropy and fundraising for higher education is a topic of urgent attention for colleges and universities around the world. ... In this new world, successful fundraisers cannot hide behind the safety and comfort of their own culture and familiar practices, prejudices and assumptions. They have to go out and learn-and invent-new ways of working and also to think hard about their practice.
Foreword, Across Frontiers: New International Perspectives on Educational Fundraising (CASE 2010)
The 2010 Voluntary Support of Education survey reported charitable contributions increased 0.5 percent, reaching $28 billion, though alumni giving and average alumni gift each declined by 0.4 percent.
Colleges and Universities Raise $28 Billion in 2010; Same Total as in 2006, Council for Aid to Education, Feb. 2, 2011, news release