In 2016, we released one of the first studies on religious-based fundraising foundations, The Advancement of Religious-Based Fundraising Foundations in the United States. We examined religious giving and focused on the use of stand-alone fundraising foundations, focusing on Catholic diocese or community foundations. This updated research report shows that Catholic foundations have become a national trend and continue to advance at a fast pace in the United States.
This research report conducted in 2013 provides an analysis of fundraising, endowment management, and governance/disclosure practices of independent school foundations in New York State.There are three trends affecting independent schools nationally today: enrollments are flat and declining; there is great pressure to expand programs and facilities; and tuition costs continue to rise, impacting affordability for many families.
Public libraries have evolved into organizations that provide expanded services to the local community. They go beyond just books and often act as an anchor in the community, providing a full array of educational and social services. As local budget cuts continue to loom, public libraries need to broaden their revenue sources beyond local government support and build robust fundraising plans.