The 2019 Fidelity Charitable Giving Report

N/A | July 17, 2019

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In a year of uncertainty related to tax reform and volatility in the markets, Fidelity Charitable® granted more than $5 billion to charity. The record-breaking results of 2018 were fueled by the collective generosity of more than 200,000 donors who remain actively engaged and enthusiastic about philanthropy despite rocky economic conditions.

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Movember Foundation

The Movember Foundation is the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale, year round. By 2030, we will reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%. The Foundation funds game-changing men’s health projects. Millions have joined the movement, raising $710 million to help us fund over 1,200 projects focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. In addition, our Awareness and Education program is encouraging men to become more aware of their health, to talk about the big stuff in life, and take action when health issues arise. Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends face a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. We can’t afford to stay silent. We have one goal: to stop men dying too young.

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How association leaders can bust myths about nonprofits

Article | March 15, 2020

The nonprofit world has a certain reputation: slow-moving, low-paying, and providing little room for advancement. And a report last month from Nonprofit HR shows that the conventional wisdom is persistent. A survey of more than 1,000 workers in both nonprofits and for-profits found that half of them would be seeking work in the next five years, and that 23 percent of those wouldn’t consider work at nonprofit. Among the most common reasons given for that were the low pay, lack of advancement opportunities, and a sense that nonprofits are “not well-run businesses.” Time for everybody in nonprofitdom to do another walk of shame.

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Advocacy Basics Every Nonprofit Should Understand

Article | March 15, 2020

Countless nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) around the world are doing invaluable work to promote justice, care for people, and enact change. The scale of their impact often depends on the amount of support they can build up from various communities. Advocacy campaigns are one of the most effective ways to mobilize people into action. They raise awareness, educate people, seek to influence decision-makers, attract donations, help build your brand, and much more. A well-designed advocacy campaign has the potential to trigger wide-scale responses, prompt people to change their actions, and even affect government policies.

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Building Fundraising Campaign Themes That Increase Donations

Article | March 15, 2020

Have you ever seen a fundraising campaign that feels like, well, it’s just kind of sitting there? You know it’s an important cause, but there isn’t any "there" there in the messaging. Nothing is compelling you to take action, bringing together a coherent story. It can all feel a bit, well, empty. Launching your fundraising campaign without a theme is almost as tragic as having a cute cuddly puppy without a name, or a house with no foundation. Sure, the puppy is still adorable and cuddly, and the house might have some great features. If there's no way to introduce your puppy to your friends, and no firm foundation to keep the house stable, people have this missed connection that they can’t always point to, but they can feel.

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The CARES Act Provides Financial Relief for Nonprofits

Article | March 15, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the largest economic relief bill in U.S. history with an estimated $2.2 trillion price tag, was signed into law on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act includes several key relief elements that could prove essential for nonprofit organizations affected by the economic downturn.

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Movember Foundation

The Movember Foundation is the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale, year round. By 2030, we will reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%. The Foundation funds game-changing men’s health projects. Millions have joined the movement, raising $710 million to help us fund over 1,200 projects focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. In addition, our Awareness and Education program is encouraging men to become more aware of their health, to talk about the big stuff in life, and take action when health issues arise. Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends face a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. We can’t afford to stay silent. We have one goal: to stop men dying too young.

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