James Davenport

On corporate fundraising

Corporate fundraising is unlike individual and foundation fundraising in one key way. It has nothing to do with the donor’s philanthropic mission.

How a Philadelphia nun transformed the tax code

Curiously, the “Philadelphia Nun Provision” sits at the genesis of today’s charitable tax deduction

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Troubling trends for higher education

A years-long decline in university enrollment has only accelerated during the past several years of lockdowns. What will this mean for higher education revenue and alumni giving?

What matters to donors

Are you wondering what your donors are thinking? Here are five highlights from conversations with donors.

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Freedom Convoy moves to GiveSendGo

After getting kicked off of GoFundMe, the Canadian Truckers Convoy has moved to Christian crowdfunding site, GiveSendGo, to an extraordinary reception.

3 tips for your foundations fundraising

Foundations fundraising can be time-consuming and exhausting. But it’s worth the work, and it will pay off in the long run.

Combatting decline in trust in nonprofits

A recent study shows that trust in nonprofits—as well as government, media, and business—is down. Here are some ideas to fight that trend.

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Ignore Charity Navigator

Have we stopped to think about what it actually means to be a “Four Star Charity?” Or whether the criteria by which these charities are judged are actually . . . good?

Quick facts and top tips for a successful year-end push

It’s that time of year . . . the end of Q4 and the big fundraising push. With that in mind, here’s a few facts and a few tips to set you up for a successful close to the year.

How do I give well? Here are 8 questions for donors.

American Philanthropic’s latest resources guides donors through eight questions to help them reflect on and improve their giving habits.