On the surface, reports that charitable giving in America hit a record high of more than $400 billion in 2017 are encouraging.
The fundraising climate in Michigan remains stable, but many nonprofit fund developers say they’re concerned about federal tax law changes.
Despite their strong ties to smartphones and virtual communication, Gen Xers and Millennials still crave face-to-face interaction, and the philanthropic sector is taking note.
Even as giving to educational causes slows nationally, two West Michigan universities remain hopeful that their capital campaigns will be successful.
Business as usual has never really been business as usual for nonprofits. Each new presidential administration and the efforts to cultivate that next generation of donors leave very little room for complacency, especially in the financial arena. Keith Hopkins has made a successful career out of assisting nonprofits of all sizes with fundraising campaigns. MiBiz spoke with Hopkins about how nonprofits are dealing with the current environment and what that could mean for their fundraising activities.
Online giving continues to be the fastest-growing type of fundraising for nonprofits, but the dollars it brings in remain very low compared to more traditional methods.