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“Donors are not always right. In fact, most of the time, donors are wrong”

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But the donor is not always right. In fact, most of the time, donors are wrong. Let us count the ways and give those donors a bit of the unsolicited advice they’re so happy handing out to nonprofits.

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Corporate Donors Favor ‘Elite’ Nonprofits According to New Study

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“Elite” nonprofits like arts institutions and colleges tend to benefit more from corporate giving than do social-welfare charities, according to a study published in the journal Organization Science.

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Donors Say They Would Give More If They Saw More Results

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Donors are tuning out to that kind of plea as they become more financially stable and want to support organizations that achieve strong results, according to a new study of more than 15,000 donors to a wide range of charitable causes.

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“It’s Not the Cause But the Connection With the Person Asking” – Peter Maple Writes About True Donor Motivations

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While we all have internal motivations (such as a religious or moral imperative) and external pressures (the number of people asking and which causes are closest to your heart), our research has found the most important reason for giving is the relationship with the person who is asking.

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Canadians Appreciate the Value of Charities but Want Better Information on How Donated Funds are Allocated, New Survey Shows

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Most Canadians consider charities to be important in filling a gap of needs not being addressed by the public and private sector. However, a challenge remains in communicating and educating donors about fund allocation.

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