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More Campaigns Mean Nonprofits Have to Up Their Game

Results from the fifth AFP Philanthropy Trends Survey show that MORE campaigns are in play and they add up to a very large number: $3 billion or more. Will the record levels of campaigns affect giving for current or “annual” giving that supports ongoing operations of thousands of nonprofits? Will supporters dig deeper and give […]



Philanthropy Trends Discussion

See a discussion of 2014 philanthropy trends featuring Jim White, Executive Director, Nonprofit Association of Oregon; Mary Henry, Senior Manager, ...

featuredimage Where’s The Money?

Charitable giving in Oregon is about $1.5 billion – will one institution be able to better that by a third? ...

featuredimage Health Reform Will Drive Changes for Nonprofit Sector

Health care reforms will drive nonprofit transformation. Clouds around health care transformation lifted as election results became clear. Health care changes ...


Match $500,000,000? Someone’s Going For It!»

Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife Penny pledged $500 million to fund cancer research, but the catch is that Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) must raise $500 million of its own over the next two years. That’s a tall order for the university, but do-able. See more in Healthcare Inc. Northwest of the Portland […]


What does the Knight Challenge mean for local philanthropy?»

Friday, April 4 at the Multnohmah Athletic Club. There is a lot of energy in our community generated by the wonderful announcement by Phil and Penny Knight of a two-year $500 million challenge grant. But like philanthropists since the time of Rockefeller, there’s a catch: the recipient has to raise the challenge on deadline. The […]


What Makes A Difference in Fundraising Results?»

Following the trend from last year’s fundraising survey, individual giving and major gifts played significant roles in both increased and decreased fundraising results, with foundation grants coming in third. Factors for increased fundraising results: More individuals at all levels gave (61.5%) More major gifts (61%) Major gifts were bigger (56.5%) More members/more annual fund (47.8%) […]