Bridgespan Has Been Pushing Hard to Get Donors to Give Bigger and Bolder. How’s That Going?

Bridgespan Has Been Pushing Hard to Get Donors to Give Bigger and Bolder. How’s That Going?

Since 2015, the consulting group has been engaged in a research-fueled campaign to convince wealthy donors to make more “big bets” for social change. How successful has this effort been? And why is this puzzle so difficult to solve?

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How New IRS Rules Make it Harder to Navigate the World of Appraisals and Tax Deductions

How New IRS Rules Make it Harder to Navigate the World of Appraisals and Tax Deductions

Gifts of art and other non-cash contributions play pivotal roles in the building of collections for museums, archives and libraries. But a new and higher bar for appraisals has made such donations more complicated.

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A Wall Street Winner Aims to Make Giving More Transparent and Personal

A Wall Street Winner Aims to Make Giving More Transparent and Personal

Finance veteran Scott Krase and his family launched a foundation in 2017 that’s focused on making charity more direct, customizable and impactful. We hear about what motivated the venture and how it’s going so far.

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As More Donors Retreat Behind a Veil of Secrecy, Prospect Researchers Hit Dead Ends

As More Donors Retreat Behind a Veil of Secrecy, Prospect Researchers Hit Dead Ends

As an increasing number of donors give through donor-advised funds and LLCs, it's becoming harder to identify and cultivate prospects, weakening fundraising operations that raise billions of dollars for nonprofits.

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From Big Bird to Big Grants: How Sesame Workshop Became a Fundraising Juggernaut

From Big Bird to Big Grants: How Sesame Workshop Became a Fundraising Juggernaut

The 50-year-old story of Sesame Workshop is about a singular focus manifested through an array of evolving approaches. Judging by the two $100 million gifts it’s landed in recent years, the organization’s not-so-secret sauce is really working.

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The Kids Are Alright: Millennials Reluctant to Give, But Donate Generously When They Do

The Kids Are Alright: Millennials Reluctant to Give, But Donate Generously When They Do

A new study reveals that millennials give more to charitable causes than was previously thought. What motivates giving by these young donors? What causes do they support? And how can nonprofits and universities best connect with this group?

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