Philanthropic Resources

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The Annual Report on Philanthropy for 2011 from Giving USA and its research partner, the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

View the presentation slides given by Russ Hodge this in June 2012 as part of a webcast with the Ohio Association of NonProfit Organizations.

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Presentation Materials

Arkansas Assocation of Two-Year Colleges Presentation by The Hodge Group: Please download the slides from our presentation to the Arkansas Assocation of Two-Year Colleges. Topic: Doubling the Impact of Your Foundation & Fundraising.
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CRD Conference Presentation by The Hodge Group: Please download the slides from our presentation by Russ Hodge and Meredith Brunen, Executive Director of Development, Northwest Arkansas Community College Foundation. Topic: Strategies for Meeting Your Fundraising Goals.
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ALA Conference 2010 Roundtable presented by The Hodge Group: We'd like to share with you our presentation from the American Library Association Conference and exhibit. Topic: Philanthropy and its Relationship to Government Financing.
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Organizations

ACE: Arkansas Coalition of Excellence is the Arkansas' state association of nonprofit organizations and is Arkansas' representative in the National Council of Nonprofit (NCN). Members include nonprofits, foundations, businesses, and individuals committed to excellence in the state's nonprofit sector.
www.acenonprofit.org

AFP: The Association of Fundraising Professionals represents 25,000 members in 163 chapters throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs.
www.afpnet.org

ALA: American Library Association was founded on October 6, 1876 during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the American Library Association was created to provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all. Our current strategic plan, ALA Ahead to 2010, calls for continued work in the areas of Advocacy and Value of the Profession, Education, Public Policy and Standards, Building the Profession, Membership and Organizational Excellence.
www.ala.org

CASE: Council for Advancement and Support of Education is the professional organization for advancement professionals at all levels who work in alumni relations, communications, and development.
www.case.org

The Foundation Center is an independent nonprofit organization established by foundations in 1956. Its mission is to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U.S. philanthropy.
www.foundationcenter.org

Guidestar provides comprehensive information about the non-profit sector, e.g., current and recent 990’s, Board lists, compensation research, etc.
www.guidestar.org

Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits. Formerly called the American Association of Fundraising Counsel (AAFRC), it was founded in 1935 to promote professional and ethical standards of practice, and to influence the creation of laws governing philanthropy. In 2005, the name was changed to the Giving Institute.
www.givinginstitute.org

Women in Development New York (WID New York) is an organization of fund-raising professionals dedicated to promoting the highest standards in the field and providing education and leadership for the next generation.
www.widny.org

Publications

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is the newspaper of the nonprofit world. It is the number one news source, in print and online, for charity leaders, fund raisers, grant makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise.
www.philanthropy.com

Currents Publication by CASE.
www.case.org/currents

Harvard Business School Publishing is committed to seeking out, nurturing, and publishing those significant ideas that will have an impact on business for a decade or more. HBR articles offer creative-thinking on management issues facing both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.
www.hbsp.harvard.edu

Past Newsletters

2009: July, August, October, December 2010: March, June, December 2011: June 2012: November, December

Downloads

The Annual Report on Philanthropy for 2010 from Giving USA and its research partner, the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. Just released June 20, 2011, it shows that that estimated total charitable contributions from American individuals, corporation and foundations were $290.89 billion in 2010, up for a revised total of $280.30 billion for 2009. The 2010 figure represents growth of 3.8 percent in current dollars and 2.1 percent in inflation-adjusted dollars.
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The Annual Report on Philanthropy for 2009 from Giving USA and its research partner, the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. This PDF contains highlights from the most comprehensive Annual Report on U.S. Charitable Giving including estimates on sources of giving and amount received by organization type.
Visit givingusa2010.org for the Full Report

The Giving USA Foundation Spotlight Newsletter 2009 from Giving USA. This very timely article from Giving USA discusses how charitable giving will recover after a depression or recession. The article was researched and written at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.
Download Giving USA Spotlight, Issue 2, 2009.pdf

The Annual Report on Philanthropy for 2008 from Giving USA. This PDF contains highlights from the most comprehensive Annual Report on U.S. Charitable Giving including estimates on sources of giving and amount received by organization type.
Download Giving USA Annual Report 2008.pdf

more articles on philanthropy

Back to Basics Newsletter

From The Hodge Group - August 2009

This edition showcases how getting back to basics can help charities maintain giving during these tough economic times. Also, how The Hodge Group is going green!read article

50 Ways of Fundraising

From Fundraising Success Magazine

There must be 50 ways to net more dollars - even in the worst economic times.read article

What's Hot and What's Not in Fundraising

From Fundraising Success Magazine

The fundraising landscape is always changing and forcing nonprofits to work even harder to keep up with what’s hot in the market.read article

Technology for Moves Management Success

From Blackbaud

Every nonprofit wants to turn prospects into donors — some are better at it than others. What makes the difference? Moves Management.read article

Newsletter For Philanthropic Giving

From The Hodge Group - June 2009

This Edition features stories on how donors are remaining faithful during the hard times, ideas to keep donor's attention over the summer and how to stay on top of the recovery wave.read article