Philanthropy: Voluntary action for the common good.
Development: Relationship building, uncovering the shared values between people and organizations.
Fundraising: The process of gathering voluntary contributions.
Giving: The intentional transfer of ‘something’ to ‘someone’.
The Annual Report on Philanthropy is Giving USA’s seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States.
For 60 years, fundraisers, nonprofit leaders, donors and volunteers, scholars, and other individuals who work in or with the charitable sector have counted on Giving USA to provide the most comprehensive charitable giving data available. No other source provides the context for annual giving like Giving USA. Giving USA’s long history is the result of its time-tested adherence to using the most rigorous methodologies available for estimating total charitable giving in the U.S. each year. This includes incorporating the most current data and methodological approaches available within the estimating procedures it uses year after year. http://www.givinginstitute.org/
For 50 years, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has been the standard-bearer for professionalism in fundraising.
AFP Code of Ethical Standards(1)
AFP Donor Bill of Rights(2)
(1)Adopted 1964, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Copyright AFP, all rights reserved. Included with permission from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
(2)Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), all rights reserved. Included with permission from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Founded in 2001, Charity Navigator has become the nation's largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. Their team of professional analysts has examined tens of thousands of non-profit financial documents and used this knowledge to develop an unbiased, objective, numbers-based rating system to assess over 8,000 of America's best-known and some lesser known, but worthy, charities.
Specifically, Charity Navigator's rating system examines two broad areas of a charity's performance; their Financial Health and their Accountability & Transparency. Ratings show givers how efficiently a charity is expected to use their support today, how well it has sustained its programs and services over time and their level of commitment to good governance, best practices and openness with information. Ratings are provided so charitable givers/ social investors can make intelligent giving decisions, and so the nonprofit sector can improve its performance. http://www.charitynavigator.org/
Nonprofit statistics covering fundraising, charitable giving, online giving, social media, mobile, donor retention, email marketing, stewardship, donor research, charitable organizations, donor trends, direct mail, giving, and other key not-for-profit charitable giving metrics and benchmarks. https://institute.blackbaud.com/asset/50-fascinating-philanthropy-stats/
The YRMC Foundation’s Connections magazine celebrates the power of giving and those who donate their resources to support Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) and its mission to ensure the health and well-being of our community. This semiannual publication includes stories of how support from local donors impacts services for our community, updates on YRMC services and programs, profiles of and interviews with supporters, resources and articles related to donor investments, and many other areas of interest.