Fundraising

Letter to the Editor: Year-End Giving More Important in this Economy + State Budget Crisis

Release Date: 
12/13/2010

Our CEO's letter to the editor about charitable giving was published by the Chicago Tribune this weekend. Valerie reminds us that our year-end gifts are more important than ever, as nonprofits that provide essential services to the men, women, and children of Illinois are being clobbered by the economy and the State budget crisis.

Rare Chance to Learn in Chicago With a World-Renowned Thinker on Social Media for Nonprofits: Join Us Oct. 13

Release Date: 
10/05/2010

Join Donors Forum for a workshop with leading thinker Allison Fine, co-author of The Networked Nonprofit: Connecting with Social Media to Drive Change. Learn what your organization can do now to maximize the opportunities to tell your mission story, engage volunteers, and increase donations by using Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, wikis, blogs, and more.

Guest Post: New Research Shows Settled Immigrants are as Likely to Give Charitably as Native Born Americans

Release Date: 
08/25/2010

Una Okonkwo Osili has been an immigrant twice. She is the daughter of an American mother and a Nigerian father who met as students at Cornell University. When she was six months old, the family moved from New York to Enugu, Nigeria, where she grew up among thousands of other immigrants looking for jobs in the Nigerian Oil Boom in the 1970s. When she was 15 she came back to America, where she got her BA at Harvard, and then got her Masters and PhD in economics from Northwestern University. Today Dr. Osili is the Director of Research at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

Invitation to July 27 Conference Call for Grants for Arts + Cultural Organizations (Proposals Due 8/23/10)

Release Date: 
07/22/2010

Ra Joy of Arts Alliance Illinois has invited Members, Forum Partners, Associate Members, and friends of Donors Forum to join in a free conference call, New Federal Funding Streams for Sustainable Communities: Guide for Arts and Cultural Organizations.

Nonprofit Leaders Invited to a Free Seminar June 9 on the Latest "Giving USA" Report

Release Date: 
06/04/2010

Two Donors Forum Partners, Campbell & Company and the Northwestern Memorial Foundation, are inviting Illinois nonprofit leaders to a free seminar presenting the newly released Giving USA 2010, a comprehensive annual report from the Giving USA Foundation on results and trends in philanthropic giving in the U.S.

Economic Outlook 2010: Program, Staff Cuts for Nonprofits; Reduced Giving by Grantmakers

Release Date: 
02/20/2010

Donors Forum’s recently issued report, Economic Outlook 2010: Illinois Nonprofits and Grantmakers Still Reeling After Rough Year, is based on a Donors Forum survey conducted in November, 2009. It documents the effects of the economy both on grantmakers’ current and planning grantmaking activities, and on nonprofits’ resources, capacities, and future survival strategies.

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