Legislators in Tennessee and Oregon are set to vote on new approaches to subsidizing public higher education in their states. One encourages using taxes from lottery ticket sales, while the other encourages a "Pay it Forward" type repayment plan. What do you think?
The Charitable Giving Report reveals year-over-year changes in online and offline giving, by nonprofit size and sub-sector, so you can measure your organization’s performance against other nonprofits. Overall charitable giving grew 4.9% in 2013, while online giving grew 13.5%. Online giving accounted for 6.4% of all charitable giving in 2013. More than one-third of overall charitable giving happens in the last three months of the year, with the highest percentage coming in December.
With the start of a new year, many of us feel challenged to start new projects, tackle old ones, and plan out all our initiatives for the year. Lynne Wester, aka the Donor Relations Guru, offers up some ideas on what can sometimes be an overabundance of meetings and how to manage them.
Nonprofits that spend a lot of money to hire staff members who seek large gifts and tend to loyal supporters fare far better in fundraising than other institutions of similar size, according to two studies commissioned by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy.
Were you aware that the USM Foundation often sponsors and organizes events for our colleagues throughout the System? Visit our events page and register for an event today!