Mark Your Calendar: #GivingTuesday 2016

Tuesday, November 29th is #GivingTuesday! #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.  It’s also a chance for your nonprofit team to make an impact in your community and beyond. #GivingTuesday was created in 2012 in response to ideas about consumerism surrounding the US Thanksgiving holiday season. […]


International Development Part 1: Is International Research Right for You?

Let me guess: you’ve been hearing a lot about international research and fundraising lately, right?  It’s true that international development is on the rise.  But is it worthy of the hype?  Is it right for every organization? Philanthropy is Increasing Worldwide On a global scale, charitable giving is increasing.  According to the 2016 Global NGO […]


‘Tis The Season (For Political Giving Research)

  Guest Post by Lori Hood Lawson, Working Philanthropy As I write this, it’s less than 80 days until Christmas and it’s less than 30 days until this year’s US Presidential Election. Don’t worry – I’m not going to talk about politics but, rather, some interesting news on political giving. This is a completely nonpartisan […]


The Three Keys Series – PROPENSITY: Finding Clues in Charitable Giving, Board Affiliations, Volunteering, and More

In the first of our Three Keys Series, we tackle Propensity. Let’s discuss how and why a strong propensity rating indicates your prospect might be your organization’s next major gift donor. What is Propensity? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines propensity as “a strong natural tendency to do something.” Perhaps the key word in Webster’s definition is […]