A recent study released by Giving USA contained some sobering information for churches (and for Christians). The study, which was released on June 18, revealed that individual charitable giving dropped last year by 1.1%—from $295 billion in 2017, down to $292 billion in 2018. According to the Associated Press, this is the most significant […]
A product of the Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) and the Growth in Giving database, the Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report shows that donations to charities in the U.S. increased by 2 percent in 2017, while the number of donors increased by 0.7 percent. The report also found that donor retention increased slightly to 45.5 percent after […]
As I was reading through The Almanac of American Philanthropy by Karl Zinsmeister, I was inspired by the lives of many individuals who transformed society through their charitable giving. One of the individuals was John Rockefeller, Sr. This oil magnate became the richest man of his time, and indeed has a good claim to […]
When a family member or friend walks through the legacy planning process with positive results, their story encourages others. But talk of money, and especially of giving money, leads many Christians to fear they are pursuing Mammon instead of God. “Am I looking at the golden pavement instead of the Lord? What’s next? The $25,000 […]
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” […]
Dirk Olds, a financial advisor based in Binghamton, NY, received his Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®). Learn how this can help with your non-profit.
Curtis D. Stoltzfus recently received his Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) designation, so he can better serve nonprofit organizations.