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Trends & Studies

What are the fundraising challenges for the next ten or twenty years?

Written By: Ken Wyman
March 28, 2001

Upcoming technical challenges for fundraisers

Canada's CEOs believe helping the community goes beyond paying taxes

Written By: CharityVillage
February 26, 2001

A recent survey from COMPAS and the Strategic Connections Team confirms that corporate leaders are beginning to recognize the importance of community investment. Researchers found that respondents almost unanimously agree that corporations have a role, beyond paying taxes, in helping the community.

Are you positioned for fundraising success in the 21st century?

Written By: Judith Nichols
January 31, 2001

Three major paradigm shifts traced to key overall population changes: increasing longevity and increasing diversity

Generosity ranking shows Manitoba and Alberta leading way

Written By: CharityVillage
January 2, 2001

According to the second annual ranking of generosity by The Fraser Institute, Manitoba leads the country again in terms of the number of people who give to charity, and Alberta tops the charts for biggest giving by amount.

Picky Donors, Online Giving, More Critics in Philanthropy's Future

Written By: Doug Jamieson
November 27, 2000

At the recent National Society of Fund Raising Executives annual congress in Toronto three senior members of the philanthropic community offered their individual perspectives on the theme "Emerging Trends in Philanthropy."

Motivating the moneygivers -- other key findings ring true

Written By: CharityVillage
November 17, 2000

In the first part of their research findings into the giving habits of people with an entrepreneurial streak, Tony Myers and Guy Mallabone highlighted the motivations for donors giving the next gift, for increased giving, for refusing to give a gift, for stopping giving, and for giving their ultimate gift.

New study looks at planned giving habits in the U.S.

Written By: CharityVillage
October 30, 2000

Although the numbers are up, less than half of American households (42%) have a will, and just eight percent have made a charitable bequest in their will, according to a new study from the National Committee on Planned Giving (NCPG).

New study explores the giving motivations of Canada's entrepreneurs

Written By: CharityVillage
March 13, 2000

Preliminary research from a new study on donor motivation hints that Canadian entrepreneurs may have different reasons for giving to charity than other individuals. Early evidence also suggests that the giving motivations of Canadian entrepreneurs may differ somewhat from their entrepreneurial counterparts south of the border.

Foundation Funding Patterns for Canadian Charities: $58.3 million for Arts & Cultural Organizations

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
February 14, 2000

Last fall, Jill Humphries, a Toronto-based consultant and researcher, conducted study of foundation funding to Canadian arts and culture organizations for the Nonprofit Management & Leadership Program, Schulich School of Business, York University. Here are some key findings.

New study finds that those who have more, give more

Written By: CharityVillage
January 4, 2000

The 1999 Private Charitable Generosity Index, a new study from The Fraser Institute, found that individuals in "have" provinces give more to charity than do people in poorer provinces. Across the country, however, Canadians consistently give less to charity than do our neighbours to the south.

First Pacific Northwest Symposium takes a "Quantum Leap"

Written By: David Love
October 25, 1999

With the daily assault of new technologies, the blurring of boundaries between home and work, and aging of the population, delegates at the recent Pacific Northwest Symposium '99 were told that fund raising will still remain a full contact sport. How we, as fundraisers, contact and build relationships with our donors in the new millenium will require a fresh approach.

What's in a name, when it belongs to a nonprofit?

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
May 27, 1999

Results of a US report exploring the legalities of cause-related marketing and commercial/nonprofit product advertisements.

Community Foundation of Canada develops principles for community leadership

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
May 10, 1999

Granted the shrinking senior government support of local needs, the weight of responsibility to build strong communities falls increasingly within the boundaries of those communities. One community resource which has found a new role in this changing environment is that of the community foundation, a fairly rare creature in Canada until recent years, but now growing in numbers and importance every day.

Growing interest in pre-authorized payments for donors

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
January 27, 1999

Electronic fund transfers and pre-authorized payment trends.

Burk: Avoid anything that separates you from your donor!

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
October 21, 1998

Findings from Penelope Burk's fundraising research, including how donors want to be recognized.

Caring Canadians, Involved CanadiansPart two - Charitable Donors: Who gives? How much and why?

Written By: Maggie Leithead
September 7, 1998

The new report of the 1997 National Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating confirms some long-held beliefs about who gives the most money to charity: older, wealthier, church-going, educated Canadians. However, the report also includes some surprising results that fundraisers should not overlook when targeting audiences for giving.

It's a Whole New Ballgame

Written By: CharityVillage
June 8, 1998

At the recent annual conference of the Community Foundations of Canada, delegates heard that they'd better recalibrate their fundraising appeals if they want to tune in the baby boomer crowd.

Who'll get the boomer bucks?

Written By: Becky Fung
July 30, 1997

Canada's post-war generation stands to gain substantial wealth from parents who saved and accumulated very little debt, and their children will tend to spend wisely, shying away from spending sprees, indicates the survey.

What makes donors tick?

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
May 21, 1997

United Way/Environics research maps social, cultural values of donors and non-donors.

Charitable gaming revenues now exceed four billion dollars

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
January 15, 1997

Growth in charity gaming to 3% of revenues across North America.

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