Values that I hold as essential have been shaped by a number of sources; parents, work, friends, church and by the Bible. But the values I live by may not be the same values that others in my organization or finance area share. So I have found it important that we externalize the shared values we hold as a group of individuals who are committed to the functioning of our finance area.
It seems a lot of ministry leaders resonate with this question, because hundreds of them signed up for our recent webinar series called Funding Your Vision. Before the series began, I blogged an interview with each of the experts who presented. Now the recordings from these three webinars are available online: [read more]
Probably not surprising, but according to a study by Blackbaud, baby boomers and their parents accounted for 70% of total giving in the U.S. last year. Boomers on average supported 4.5 charities with annual giving of $1,212, which represented 43% of total U.S. giving. By comparison, boomers’ parents (Matures age 68+) on average supported 6.2 charities with annual giving of $1,367, which represented 26% of total U.S. giving. [read more]
Many nonprofits still file their IRS Form 990 as a paper form. This creates a considerable lag between when the form is filed and when the form becomes available to the public. Subsequently, this makes it difficult for the public to get up to date information on the nonprofit and the industry. [read more]