Giving USA 2011: Executive Summary

June 27th, 2012

In response to several requests, here is the link for a free download of the Executive Summary of 2011 Philanthropy in the USA. You’ll see too that you can purchase individual reports for the various philanthropy market segments too, if you do not want to purchase and/or digest the entire volume of studies. It’s comprehensive and very thought provoking if you are in philanthropy in the US or around the world. Market segments that are compiled for this study are: Arts, Education, Foundations, Individuals, Bequests, Human Services, Healthcare, Public/Social, International Affairs, Environment, Religion. Happy reading!

Donor Recognition as “Jewelry”

June 12th, 2012
$100,000 - $499,999 gift level

While there are definite administrative advantages for taking a programmatic approach to recognizing donors, when it looks this good, no one even notices!

As part of their moves management strategy for the “Pillars for Support” campaign at Georgia College and State University, VP for Institutional Advancement Amy Amason and consultant Del Martin established standards and guidelines for all donor recognition implementation, including internal processes.

And for those of you who like these details: they utilize an interactive re-ordering system meant to enhance layout/working consistencies and accuracies; this plaque commemorates a naming opportunity at the $100,000-$499,999 gift level; and at 12″ x 14″ x 1/2″, it only cost .006% of the minimum gift amount.

Written by: Robin E. Williams