Tagged Research

A Potpourri of Research for Fundraisers

Have you ever thought:

I really want to keep up with the latest research in nonprofit fundraising. But I barely have time to care for all of my donors. I wish someone would just share a list with me.

Well, here’s one I pulled together for fundraisers like you. It ranges from broad studies on the state of fundraising, to more specific research on donors or online giving. Or even how much fundraisers get paid.

Consider it a place to start. And please, I welcome your contributions of research reports that have helped you be more thoughtful about your fundraising.

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Nonprofit data at your fingertips

I’d like to give a shout out to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, a project of the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, at the Urban Institute. I find that I probably visit the NCCS free Table Wizard at least once a month. (Of course, I’m always scrounging for data).

Maybe it’s just me, but I often overhear conversations among nonprofit executives, service providers, or board members who make statements like “I wish we knew how many nonprofits there were in our state” or “how does our organization measure up to the larger nonprofit landscape in terms of revenues.” I suggest that they check out NCCS.

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