AFP Fundraising Dictionary 2017

AFP Global

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The AFP Fundraising Dictionary is an essential, comprehensive reference resource that provides definitions of terms used in fundraising, philanthropy, and the nonprofit sector.

Catalogue of Non-Profit Literature

Foundation Center

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This database of the literature of philanthropy incorporates the unique contents of Foundation Center’s five libraries and contains more than 33,000 records, the majority of which include descriptive abstracts. It is organized by our in-house classification system. Borrow eBooks through Overdrive to read on your device.

SEDAR

Canadian Securities Administrators

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Canadian public companies reports.

Issue Lab – Nonprofits & Philanthropy

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Explore research for and about nonprofits and philanthropy. Topics include setting up and running a nonprofit, developing funding strategies, cultivating donors and volunteers, funder collaboration, and much more.

Benchmarking Resources

Fundraising Effectiveness Project (quarterly, annual)

AFP Global, Philanthropic Service for Institutions, Urban Institute.

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Research on fundraising effectiveness to help nonprofit organizations increase their fundraising results at a faster pace.

Compensation and Benefits Report – U.S. and Canada (annual)

AFP Global

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AFP’s latest Compensation and Benefits Report shows fundraising salaries continuing to increase in 2019, with most fundraisers satisfied with their position.

What Canadian Donors Want – 2017

AFP Foundation for Philanthropy Canada / IPSOS

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The 2017 What Canadian Donors Want study was designed to measure the following:
• Public confidence in and perceived importance of the role of charitable/non-profit organizations
• Views of charitable organization management and investment areas
• Views of volunteerism
• Ways of being contacted and preferred methods of contact
• What motivates Canadians to donate
• Attitudinal segmentation of Canadian donors
• Opinions of crowd-funding and social media
• Perceptions of the future of charities

Nonprofit Research Collaborative Report: Charitable Receipts at Nonprofit Charitable Organizations in the first half of 2018 in Canada

NP Research

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Our reports let you benchmark yourself against similar organizations on wide-ranging factors such as overall giving, board engagement, digital advertising, social media success, and more.

Mediamarks Study 2019

M+R

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The 2019 Mediamarks Study looks at nonprofit media data and trends to help you make more impact with your organization’s press results this year.

M+R Benchmarks Study 2019

M+R

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The trends that shape nonprofit digital programs.  The report contains an extensive array of data points from 154 nonprofit participants. Each of them marks a single digital interaction with a supporter: an email opened, a donation made, a petition signed, a website visited, an ad clicked, a Facebook post liked, or tweet retweeted. All told, these add up to 4,699,299,330 email messages, 527,754,635 web visits, and 11,958,385 donations.

Benchmark Yourself Tool

M+R

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Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness

BoardSource

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BoardSource, along with our colleagues at the Association of Fundraising Professionals, BBB Wise Giving Alliance, and GuideStar, has developed a new framework for evaluating fundraising effectiveness — one that provides a balanced approach that emphasizes how important it is to invest in strong and sustainable fundraising programs.

Benchmarks of Excellence for the Nonprofit Sector

Mollenhauer Consulting

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Benchmarks of Excellence for the Voluntary Sector is an educational and evaluation tool designed to help Board and staff members to understand, measure, celebrate and improve the organization’s performance. It describes the characteristics that distinguish excellent nonprofit organizations and the key ingredients required to be a strong and capable organization that is focused, accountable, productive, responsive, collaborative and effective.

Growth500 2018

Rogers

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Ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies – the most ambitious, innovative and successful businesses in Canada.

Nonprofit Guide

University of British Columbia

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For secondary market research –

Getting Started has introductory materials like how-to books, sample business plans and general start-up information.

Industry Info has sources outlining the current status, outlook, and trends for your particular industry or sector and more.

Competitive Info has sources for outlining your competitive market, including strategies for identifying potential competitors and/or partners and market share.

Customer Info has sources that will help you develop your market analysis and learn about the demographics of your target market and your customers’ need.

Statistical Resources

Charitable Donors, 2017

Statistics Canada
February 2019

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Canadians contribute in many ways to charitable organizations. These data include only amounts given to charities and approved organizations for which official tax receipts were provided and claimed on tax returns.

Research and development of Canadian private non-profit organizations, 2017 (final)

Statistics Canada
February 2019

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Private non-profit organizations plan to spend less on in-house research and development (R&D) in 2019. Their spending intentions decreased 13% to $142 million from revised intentions of $164 million in 2018.

Non-profit institutions and volunteering: Economic contribution, 2007 to 2017

Statistics Canada
March 2019

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New data about the charitable and nonprofit sector by Statistics Canada shows that charities and nonprofits accounted for 8.5% of Canada’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2017.

Report on the Charities Program 2016 to 2018

Canada Revenue Agency
November 2018

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Information about the regulation of charities.

50 Fascinating Stats About Canadian Charities – 2018

Blackbaud

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Statistics help tell a story about what has happened and what is on the verge of happening. In 50 Fascinating Stats About Canadian Charities, you will find the most up-to-date statistics from around Canada’s charitable sector, including data on trends in charitable giving, fundraising tactics, donor characteristics, outreach, foundations, and other key metrics and benchmarks. This interactive feature is regularly updated to help you stay on top of the latest Canadian charitable trends

30 Years of Giving in Canada

David Lasby, Cathy Barr
Fondation Rideau Hall Foundation / Imagine Canada
April 2018

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Take an in-depth look at the giving behaviour of Canadians in this new report – 30 Years of Giving in Canada – who gives, how and why – and how these trends are re-shaping the future of philanthropy in Canada.

It reveals a philanthropic environment filled with demographic challenges and high-potential opportunities, including:

Giving patterns of “new” Canadians compared to “native born” Canadians
The rising voice of women in philanthropy
The need to bridge the widening (and increasingly concerning) generational gap in giving