New Poll Shows Plurality Of Americans Support Religious Freedom

A new poll released by WPA Opinion Research on behalf of the Family Research Councill shows that the vast majority of Americans support religious liberty in the workplace. Last week saw Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) signing Indiana’s “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” infuriating liberals zealots whom alleged his legislation encouraged discrimination against gays. It’s safe to assume these […]

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Papal Elections and Research

In two days, Benedict XVI will officially resign as Pope, the first one to have done so in nearly six centuries.  This means that for the second time in eight years the world will watch as the College of Cardinals convenes to elect the next Supreme Pontiff. If you recall, Joseph Ratzinger was elected Pope […]

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Values-Centered Purpose Assessment in Donor Research

Determining what donors believe to be the core purpose of a nonprofit organization is important when making appeals for donations.  However, in order to be truly effective in development campaigns it is important to understand exactly what that purpose means in rational real world benefits, emotional benefits, and how those tie into core values. We […]

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Study Reveals Nonprofit Leaders Optimistic About Hitting Fundraising Objectives In 2012

It appears that nonprofit leaders perceptions of successfully hitting  fundraising objectives for 2012 are starting to change.  Bucking the trend of pessimism in recent surveys, nonprofit leaders anticipate a rise in giving levels and demand for services heading into 2012.  What’s more is that the report reveals even more positive news: an increase in anticipated staffing.  Blakbaud’s […]

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Are You Really Connecting With Your Donors?

Whether you are running capital campaign or a nonprofit organization, one thing is obvious in 2011: the donation stream has slowed. Due largely to the soft economy, your goals now seem harder to reach.   People simply have less to donate and are busier than ever.  How can you ensure the funding of your cause in […]

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